Hundreds of people have taken to social media to pay tribute to former Lincoln City FC employee Marie Falkinder, who died at the weekend.
Marie, who previously worked behind the bar at Sincil Bank, passed away on Sunday, August 30, on her 58th birthday.
The sad news was announced by her cousin Adge Mason on Facebook.
He said: “It is with the greatest regret and sadness to inform you that my lovely cousin and friend Marie Falkinder sadly passed away in hospital in London this morning on her 58th birthday.
“I’m still in total shock. She was such a generous and friendly lass.”
His message prompted hundreds of comments from friends and relatives leaving messages of condolence and memories of Marie.
Kelly Hardesty said: “Marie got me a job at Sincil Bank when I was 16. I learnt so many morals from her, had many laughs over the years. She was greatly respected and will be missed.”
Jane Scarisbrick said: “I don’t think we can believe this sad news. I am shocked and so so sad to lose not just a cousin but a true friend. She had such a love of life, knew so many people and was so loved. I’m really going to miss her.”
Elaine Hackney added: “Along with everyone I’m in shock, Marie will be missed by so many. A more lovely lady you will not fine. I’m honoured to say she was not just a cousin but a friend as well. RIP Marie.”
Linda Pickering commented: “I worked with Marie at Carholme Golf Club and continued our friendship when she left. She was a lovely lady who will be missed.”
Andy Townsend wrote: “Life has this habit of hitting you with a sledgehammer. I went to send Marie a birthday message only to read she had passed away. I`ve known her for many years from our days down at Sincil Bank. God bless and keep Marie safe.”