A Galway town have paid tribute to the family of a popular fitness instructor following his unexpected passing.
Andrey Averin, from Athenry in Co Galway, passed away on Thursday afternoon (November 10). He was 40 years old.
Mr Averin was a popular figure in Athenry, having been a fitness instructor at the Tranquility Leisure and Spa in the town for a decade. The spa paid tribute to Mr Averin on their Facebook page, saying his energy within the club was infectious.
‘Dear members, It is with deep sadness we wish to inform you of the sudden and unexpected passing of our fitness instructor Andrey Averin,’ the spa wrote.
‘Andrey was a great asset to the Tranquillity Team for the last 10 years, teaching our Aqua Aerobics and Active 55 classes. His energy and enthusiasm around the leisure club were infectious and he was very popular amongst the staff and all who attended his fitness classes.
‘We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Andrey’s family and friends at this difficult time. Rest In Peace Andrey.’
People paid tribute to Mr Averin in the post’s comments, with one writing saying he was ‘a lovely man. His aqua aerobics classes were fantastic. My condolences to his family and other loved ones, and may he rest in peace.’
‘It is with deep sadness we wish to inform you of the sudden and unexpected passing of beloved Andrey Averin,’ his death notice read on RIP.ie. ‘He passed away on Thursday afternoon at his house in Athenry. Andrey was a loving father to his 3 children.
‘He was always full of life and his positive energy was infectious to those he met. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, friends and colleagues.’
Mr Averin will be reposing at Quinn’s Funeral Home, Athenry on Tuesday, November 15, from 5pm to 7pm. Private cremation to follow on Wednesday, Novvember 16. No flowers, and donations if desired to their family fund.