A north-east oil industry engineer has died after suffering a brain haemorrhage at his Aberdeenshire home.
Ian Diack, who was 48, was described by colleagues as a “proud family man” and “one of life’s good guys”.
Mr Diack, of Rothienorman, was operations director at Hiretech, an oil equipment supplier based at Fintray, near Dyce.
He is survived by his wife Jennifer and two young daughters, Lauren, 11, and Gillian, 8.
He joined the Royal Navy as a marine engineer in 1984 and went on to forge a career in the oil and gas industry.
He worked for a number of companies, including Fisher Offshore, Buchan Technical Services and PSL Energy Services.
He joined Hiretech from Aberdeen firm EnerMech in 2014.
Andy Buchan, managing director of Hiretech, said he would remember Mr Diack for his sense of humour.
Mr Buchan, a friend and colleague of Mr Diack for nearly 25 years, said: “Every morning at work started with stories of what the girls had been up to at school and at home.
“Ian was one of life’s good guys.
“He was a fine details man, and the man you went to to get things done.
“Ian could remember everyone’s name, and everyone could remember Ian.
“He would bring everyone along with him, the friends and colleagues he met from his Royal Navy days, his time with pipeline commissioning and testing firms, his leadership at Buchan Technical Services, Fisher Offshore and Hiretech and the wide circle of friends and family he enjoyed.
“He had a great story for every situation and the best sense of humour.
“He will be a great loss to everyone who knew him.”
Mr Diack died on Tuesday after suffering a brain haemorrhage the day before.