Business, sport and family: Pete Brazier who built up his own metalworking firm will be missed by all

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A MUCH-LOVED business-man who lived in Clifton has died aged 66.

Pete Brazier built up his own business after training as a sheet metal worker in Rugby.

He died at his South Road home on June 22 after a battle with cancer.

Pete had an apprenticeship as a sheet metal worker at BTH in Rugby.

He worked at various companies in and around Rugby and Coventry before setting up his business PAB Sheet Metal in 1986 from a modest workshop in Consul Road, Rugby.

It was an instant success and soon moved to larger premises and is now known as the PAB Group.

It is based in Coventry and run by his son Mark.

Pete, who also has a daughter Nicola and stepson Steve, recently married his partner Vanessa.

Nicola said: “My dad was a proud, generous man, who always saw the good in people.”

Pete played Rugby for Newbold RFC and was a member of Rugby Golf Club for more than three decades.

He also enjoyed darts and played bowls at LMRCA Hillmorton Railway Club.

Another of Pete’s passions was racing and he owned many horses over the years.

Pete had four grandchildren - Daniel, Louise, Billy and Jack.

His family said he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Pete’s funeral has taken place but donations can be made in his memory to Cancer Research UK, c/o Walton & Taylor, 16 Railway, Terrace, Rugby. Telephone (01788) 543008.