Funeral date for Andy Tham as loved ones remember Cumbernauld boxer who 'lit up every room'

A funeral date has been set for 28-year-old Andy Tham
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The funeral of young Cumbernauld champion Andrew Tham is to be held next week after he tragically died in a crash.

Andrew, known as Andy, died in hospital on June 2 after he was involved in a tragic motorbike crash. The 28-year-old was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow on Thursday, May 30, after his Kawasaki motorbike collided with a car.

The news of Andy's passing rocked the Scottish boxing scene - he has been remembered as a "true gentlemen" who "lit up every room".

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The news of Andy's passing rocked the Scottish boxing scene
The news of Andy's passing rocked the Scottish boxing scene -Credit:@andytham1/X

The Holy Cross in Croy has now announced Andy's funeral service which will take place on Tuesday, June 25, at 6.30pm. Announcing the service on social media, the church said: "With sadness but with faith in Christ’s Victory for him, we announce the death of Andrew 'Andy' Jun Wai Tham [Balloch - Eastfield]. Funeral service on Tuesday, June 25 at 6.30pm.

"Reception here and then moved afterwards to the family residence that same evening, to remain there overnight.

"The 6.30pm service will be live-streamed courtesy of the Holy Cross stream team, visit YouTube or Facebook.

"There will also be a Service of Committal at Daldowie Crematorium on Wednesday at 2.45pm.

"Requiescat in pace."

Andy remained at St Andrew's Sporting Club throughout his professional career, as well as representing Scotland on numerous occasions. Following the news of his death St Andrew's Sporting Club wrote: "On behalf of the Tham family, St Andrew’s Sporting Club are devastated to confirm the tragic passing of Andy Tham.

"Andy was a champion in the ring, and a character out of the ring. It has been an honour to have him in our stable for the entirety of his professional boxing career and he will be greatly missed by us all.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. We ask that you please respect their privacy at this difficult time."

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