FORMER emergency service engineer, darts and crib player and avid quizzer, Timothy White (known as Tim) has died at the age of 65.

Born on June 8, 1954, to Percival and Mabel White, he was one of four children.

He attended Brading Primary School and Fairway Secondary Modern School.

On leaving school, Mr White joined British Gas (latterly Transco and Southern Gas Networks), where he worked for 43 years until his retirement in 2015.

He met his wife, Ann, at the opening night of Colonel Bogeys nightclub in 1972 and they married in 1975.

They had two children, Kelly and Ian. Ian sadly died of leukaemia in 1994.

Mr White lived on the Island for his entire life, growing up in Brading and spending a while living in East Cowes before moving to Sandown.

As a child he was a good footballer and was a lifelong fan of Tottenham Hotspur.

In later years, he earned a reputation as a good darts player, playing for various pub teams. He also played in crib leagues with his partner Terry Mikolajec.

He enjoyed quizzes and regularly attended them at the Castle Inn and Sandown Conservative Club.

Mr White travelled widely, in particular around the USA. His 50th birthday was spent travelling through California, Las Vegas and Arizona.

He was a fan of Pink Floyd and Roger Waters and attended many of his concerts, including travelling to Krakow to watch him.

Mr White died last Wednesday, May 13, after battling liver cancer for five-and-a-half years.

He leaves behind his wife, daughter, grandchildren Ailsa and Magnus and sister Joyce, plus wider family.