The funeral of a 'larger than life' dad-of-one and step-father of two, who died on holiday in Ibiza is to take place today.

Nathan Aspin was holidaying with his wife, Natalie, and son, Blake, on the island last month, when tragedy struck.

Lancashire Telegraph:

It is believed the 33-year-old, originally from Blackburn, slipped and fell from a balcony, in a tragic accident on Sunday August 15.

Nathan, who was a heating engineer and ran his own business in East Lancashire, had a huge circle of friends, and two fundraisers - one set up by close pals and one by Natalie - have amassed a combined total of more than £18,000, which helped pay to fly Nathan home and cover his funeral costs.

Lancashire Telegraph:

In a post on August 23, following his safe return to the UK, Natalie wrote: "I would like to take this opportunity to update each and every person who has donated into this fund and the previous fund and to those who have being doing their own personal fundraising to enable us to get Nathan home.

"He is now with us in Clitheroe. I have been informed he looks peaceful.

"I am still overwhelmed at all the support, including gifts, cards, flowers and words of sympathy.

"What we have achieved so far has exceeded my expectations.

"We have managed to raise enough money for his return home and to cover some of the funeral costs which is unbelievable.

"Myself and my three children will be forever in your debt for taking this financial burden from us." 

Lancashire Telegraph:

Speaking just days after his death, Natalie said her husband was a larger than life character who loved people and life.

She said: “For those who knew Nathan, he had huge personality. He was so much fun, he loved life and was known to do silly things and do crazy stunts. Tragically, on this occasion, it has taken his life.

“This was a moment of madness that resulted in a tragic accident. Nathan did not want to leave any of us behind but we are now without him."

Heartbreak and devastation as 33-year-old Nathan Aspin dies in tragic accident on holiday in Ibiza

Nathan, who lived in Hurst Green with his family, will be laid to rest at 11am at Whalley Parish Church.

A statement from his family read: "The tragic and accidental circumstances that led us to today leave us with so many questions that will sadly never be answered.

"Today is not a day to question, but a day to join together and celebrate the far too short but amazing life of the man who brought love, laughter and smiles to us all."

Lancashire Telegraph:

The funeral cortege will leave at 10.30am from Clitheroe Funeral Home and continue to Whalley Parish Church for an 11am service.

The service is open to all who wish to pay their respects.

Following on from the service, Nathan’s burial will take place at Waddington Road Cemetry and will be restricted to friends and family only.

A wake will be held at the Salvage House in Whalley following the service .