Simon Digby Mayne has lost his fight against brain cancer — at the age of 58.

Mr Mayne died on June 5 with his wife Cherie and four children by his side.

Mr Mayne was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, to the late Digby and Marie Mayne and moved to Seaview as a young boy.

He always spoke fondly of his childhood and enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was boats, horse riding or rugby.

Later in life he supported a number of wildlife charities and loved the countryside. He spent a large part of his childhood playing on Seagrove, Priory and Sandcove bays, which led to his love of boats and the outdoors.

Mr Mayne’s career was predominantly in the marine industry, skippering a wide range of commercial and private vessels in the UK and abroad.

Locally, he helped with automating the Needles Lighthouse and worked alongside the Italian sailing team for the Admiral’s Cup challenge for a number of years.

Most recently, he worked hard to build SDM Fuel Services and Enzyme Energy (previously called Soltron IW), based in Southampton, which specialises in fuel and tank cleaning.

This was one of his biggest achievements and he loved going to work every day. It is now being run by his family.

As well as spending time on the water, he also took to the skies. He learnt to fly at Sandown, going solo in just six hours.

He enjoyed many hobbies, including diving, rowing and motorbikes.

Mr Mayne, of Binstead, was nicknamed 'Rescue 1' by his children as they knew they could rely on him in times of need.

He leaves his wife, children Victoria, Katie, Simon and Harriet, and seven grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at St Peter's Church, Seaview, on Tuesday, June 25, at 1pm.