Family man Adrian remembered
PUBLISHED: 19:26 06 September 2016
Tributes have been paid to a family man and ‘meticulous’ picture framer whose work showcases many pieces hung in Beer’s Marine House Gallery.
Adrian Pike died at the age of 72, following a battle with cancer. The engineer moved to Rockbeare with his wife Mary for their retirement, but quickly set up AD Framing of Rockbeare framing artwork, tapestries, memorabilia, rugby and football shirts.
A former Rotary president, Adrian started his business from a wooden cabin he built in the back garden using the skills he had gained from framing classes, books and by trying new techniques. His attention to detail earned him a number of high-profile clients including the artist Michael Morgan, who showcased his work at Marine House Gallery.
Adrian’s son, Jon, said: “He loved it, he absolutely loved it. He felt a real pride about it and he became quite good friends with Michael and his wife.”
Father-of-three Adrian was also remembered for his family values.
Jon added: “Family was really important to him, He always told us about the values and importance of family and if he thought we were straying from it, he would tell us.”
Adrian is survived by Mary, his wife of 50 years Mary, three children Samantha, Jon and Timothy and five grandchildren, Toby, Grace, Lily, George and Ollie. His funeral was held at East Devon Crematorium last Friday.