Parents pay moving tribute to young Bwylchgwyn boy found dead


Les Chamberlain

A YOUNG boy who died suddenly has been remembered as bringing “a smile to people’s faces”.

Ysgol Clywedog pupil Evan Williams, 12, was found dead in bed at his home in Bwylchgwyn.

His parents, paying a moving tribute to their “lovable” son, say they still don’t know how he died.

Evan’s father, Peter Williams, said: “It is an obvious thing to say, but we are very proud of him and he is desperately missed.”

"He was a perfectly normal, active 12-year-old full of adventure like climbing trees and doing things he ought not to do.

“He rode his bike a lot and went swimming. He was full of life and a very lovable young man.

“He brought a smile to people's faces and found humour in everything and most probably he would have done in this situation."

Mr Williams has hailed the way Evan, who died on June 23, lived his life.

He added: "He went happily to school every day and we never had any issues with him.

“He was always willing to help people.

“An example is that a Greek family came to live in the village and a boy was being taunted because he could not speak English and Ev stepped in and stopped it.

“It was typical of him. He was one of those lads who liked being around people."

Evan, who also leaves nine-year-old sister Kate, was head boy at Bwlchgwyn Primary School before moving to Ysgol Clywedog, where he was involved in fundraising.

"We have received a tremendous amount of tributes and sympathy cards and letters both from the school and from outside the family,” he added.

“People just understood him and the pleasure he gave to all who knew him."

Evan was found by his mother Jane, who said: "I went to wake him as we were going out for the day. I thought he was sleeping so being a youngster I decided to let him sleep on for a while."

Eventually Peter and Jane realised there was something wrong and tried to resuscitate him.

She said: "We just don't know how he died and even the post mortem could not give a reason."

Evan's funeral will take place at Pentrebychan Crematorium at 10.30am on Friday.

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