Tributes have been paid to Clive Betteridge, who fell to his death walking in the mountains between France and Andorra this week.
He was rescued by emergency workers and flown to hospital in Andorra, where he later died, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The dad and devoted church warden has been described as an inspiration in a touching message from the vicar at the church where he devoted decades of hard work.
“I have valued his support, kindness and wisdom”
In a heartfelt statement Kate Wharton, vicar at St Bartholomew’s in Roby paid tribute to the 65-year-old and offered condolences to his wife, Jacqui, and daughter, Ruth.
He said: “Along with other members of the church community at St Bart’s Roby I am devastated by the loss of our well-loved church warden Clive Betteridge.
“Clive was one of the mainstays of the church and community having served here for almost 30 years as Sunday School teacher, choir master, in the church band, as part of the gardening team, and as church warden.
“In my time as vicar I have valued his support, kindness and wisdom, his love for Jesus and his inspiration to many on their faith journey.
“He will be much missed and all our thoughts and prayers go out to Jacqui and Ruth and the whole family.”
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who died in Andorra and are in touch with the local authorities.”