Jan 23 2013 By Gordon Robertson, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
An emotional service was held at the football park where Adam Bain loved to play for Gartcosh United.
He died last week after suffering a brain haemorrhage during a match. He was 30.
Players, officials and villagers joined the Moodiesburn man’s family at Eastgate in Gartcosh last Saturday almost to the week after tragedy struck.
Balloons in the yellow and blue colours of the team were set loose and a wreath was laid on the pitch beside photographs of Adam.
Players from Chryston Amateurs also attended.
Gartcosh club secretary Stuart Hegarty said: "It was no surprise such a large number turned out. He was one of the best. As a player he would run through a brick wall for you and was really dedicated to football.
"He will be a big loss."
On Friday hundreds of well-wishers paid their respects at Adam’s funeral at Chryston Parish Church before a final service at Daldowie Crematorium.
Many lined the streets as the coffin was carried in a procession led by two pipers and his parents, Adam snr and Alison, sister Andrea and partner Lisa, as well as his stepmum Fiona, stepbrother Jamie and stepsister Donna.
Reading from a eulogy prepared by Adam’s mum, the Reverend Mark Malcolm said: "He had the best of family, the best of friends, he had the best of life and, in Lisa, the best partner he could hope for."
Adam had signed the organ donor register and his family have been told that seven people have benefited.