Byline: ERYL CRUMP ; DAVID GOODBAN
THE heartbroken parents of a 22-year-old man who died suddenly after collapsing at work have paid emotional tributes to him Ashley Byrne, of Mancot, died in a Liverpool hospital on Sunday, four days after falling ill at work.
The electrician, who worked for Chester Housing Trust, was described as "the life and soul of the party" by his mum Julie.
She said: "He was the most caring, kind, funniest, happiest lad. He was the life and soul of the party. He was such a character, he made everybody laugh. He'd walk through the door and make you laugh straight away.
His dad Mike said: "From a young age he was such a happy child. He could be mischievous but he enjoyed life to the full.
"I've been overwhelmed by the tributes paid to him on Facebook. He's touched everybody's hearts."
Mike said Ashley, who lived in Mancot with his partner Katie Ensall and their baby daughter Lillia, was due to move into a new home in Hawarden in a few weeks.
A keen footballer and Manchester United fan, Ashley played for New Brighton and the White Bear in Mancot and had played for Flintshire Schoolboys.
He had trials with Man Utd and Everton and played for the Tranmere Rovers youth team.
He also leaves stepfather Richard, brother Matthew, 24, and sister Johanna, 15.
Mike added: "What I'll miss most are the fishing trips we went on with Matthew. …