Jan 16 2013 By Colin Paterson
The family of amateur footballer Adam Bain have expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming support they have received since he passed away.
Tragic Adam died after suffering a suspected brain haemorrhage during a football match between Gartcosh United and Drumchapel FPs on Saturday.
Players and a spectator helped keep the 30-year-old alive until he was taken to hospital but he passed away the following day.
The Bain family have been overwhelmed by the heartfelt condolences they have received which they say have helped them cope with their loss.
Adam’s stepmum, Fiona Bain, said: “The support we have received as a family has been unbelievable and it has come from all over the world.
“We have had messages from Australia where Adam worked for a while and Tiree where he went surfing and where we have a holiday home.
“It has helped the family deal with what has happened.
“His father is so proud of Adam who was one of the best and such a happy boy with everything to live for.”
Adam, who lived in Moodiesburn with his fiancee Lisa and was brought up in Chryston, was a registered organ donor. He had been kept alive by a life-support machine to allow his organs to be removed after doctors said he had no chance of recovery.
His mum Alison, dad Adam and sister Andrea were by his side as he passed away.
Players and officials at Gartcosh United were left in shock at the loss of a respected and well-liked teammate.They were due to meet last night to discuss how best to mark Adam’s passing.
On Saturday they will gather at Gartcoch Playing Fields, known as Eastgate, near the spot where Adam collapsed, to hold a minute’s silence and lay a wreath.
Adam’s funeral will take place on Thursday at Daldowie Crematorium at 10.45am. The Bain family have said it is not necessary for mourners to wear black.