POPULAR disabled snooker player Trevor William Lugg has died at the age of 63.

Son of Cornish parents Reg and Beth Lugg, Trevor moved with his family to Wallisdown in Bournemouth when he was very young and soon after his parents became members of the Bournemouth Cornish Association, one of the largest in the country. Beth was renowned for the hundreds of Cornish pasties she baked for social occasions and Reg was one time was president of the association.

"Trevor was disabled at birth and it was to his great credit that he did not allow that to hold him back. He was determined to live a life that he could enjoy and to make friends through his involvement with others who shared his interests. He wanted to make life meaningful," said Les Rendell, a friend of the family.

"He was a great help to his parents in their old age. Unfortunately, his father now in his hundredth year, was unable to attend the funeral through ill heath and it was a great shock to Reg that Trevor died suddenly at his home just before Christmas".

Trevor worked as a fork-lift driver for the Co-operative Society. He enjoyed bingo and was an avid snooker player, and was captain at his Moordown club. His snooker cue was placed on top of his coffin at his funeral.

He was proud of his Cornish roots, being born near Tintagel, and like his parents was a member of the Bournemouth Cornish Association. The Cornish anthem, Trelawney, was played at the end of his service.

"He was a fan of Elton John and the group Madness, whom he saw live at a gig in December, and he also loved his television and computer," said Les.

Sadly, Trevor lost his sister, Valerie, when he was a teenager and his mother, Beth, died in May last year.

His funeral held at Poole Crematorium on January 31 was well attended by his friend Julie Bowers, family members, representatives from the Moordown Snooker Club, the Bournemouth bingo club and the Cornish Association, as well as many neighbours and friends.

A collection was made for the Dorset County Hospital Renal Unit.

Trevor's ashes will be placed in Cornwall with that of his mother.