Tributes paid after man found dead on Eastbourne golf course

Graeme Sanderson SUS-151029-163521001
Graeme Sanderson SUS-151029-163521001

The family of a man who died suddenly this week have paid tribute to a loving husband and father who would do anything for anyone.

Graeme Sanderson’s body was discovered close to the Royal Eastbourne Golf Course on Monday afternoon (October 26) after he had gone missing over the weekend.

His family launched an appeal on Facebook to try and find him after he disappeared on Friday evening (October 23).

He was last seen leaving The Lamb Pub in Old Town making his way over the road to The Prince Albert pub.

“Graeme was a real family man,” said his family today (Thursday, October 29).

“He was very proud of his three children and was actively involved with Gildredge House School.

“He had a great sense of humour, was very proud to be Scottish. He was very laid back, had a great nature and would do anything for anyone.”

The father of three, who lived with his wife, teenage son and young son and daughter in Old Town, was a former manager of Eastbourne Pier and worked as a marketing manager for Countyclean Environmental Services.

Mr Sanderson was originally from Scotland but moved to Eastbourne in 2001.

He met and married his wife Natasha at St Mary’s Church in Old Town in 2007.

A spokesperson at Sussex Police said, “Ambulance personnel alerted police at 1.25pm after they were called to the back entrance of the Royal Eastbourne Golf Club in Gaudick Road, but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“He has been informally identified as a man who had been reported missing on Saturday (October 24). There are no suspicious circumstances and the matter has been passed to the coroner’s officer.”

An inquest in to Mr Sanderson’s death is set to be opened and adjourned.

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