WARM TRIBUTES have been paid to the 'most generous person you could meet'.

Francisco Jimenez, affectionally known as Paco, was born in Madrid, Spain in 1953 but it was Malmesbury he considered his home. 

When he was fourteen, he went to visit his sister Carmen who lived in Parklands, Malmesbury - but due to his age, he could not stay in the area until he reached his 16th birthday. 

On returning to this country, Carmen found work for him at the Suffolk Arms.

Paco, who died recently aged 70, would work in several public houses and hotels as a wine waiter as well as at a printers, and as an electrician. 

After moving around for work purposes, he came back to Malmesbury which he considered his home. 

Paco also had a passion for gardening and worked for several local people until he retired.

Warm tributes now have been paid to Paco following his recent death. 

Julie Exton, sister-in-law, said: "Paco has often been called a real character and a legend - he was known as always being the best host of any party and could be found at local public houses buying drinks for people.

"He was always the most generous person you could meet.

"He will be sadly missed by his wife Jill and his children, grandchildren, family and friends.

"There will never be another Paco, born in Spain but made Malmesbury his home."

Paco's funeral will be held on Friday, January 26 at Malmesbury Abbey at 12 noon. 

Any donations to be made to HEALS in Malmesbury for all the work they did for him. 

Heals of Malmesbury Sort Code: 40-31-07 Account Number: 31512773