Tributes have been paid to a “true gentleman” who supported Dundee junior side Lochee United home and away.
Heinz Voigt, 64, had bravely battled prostate cancer for more than two years before dying on December 30 at his Arbroath home.
The dad-of-four had been a “massive sports fan” and had supported a number of local sporting organisations, including Lochee United, Carnoustie Panmure, Arbroath Lawn Tennis Club and the Arbroath United Cricket Club.
Heinz owned architectural firm The Voigt Partnership Limited, which is based in Arbroath. He lived locally to the area.
Heinz began supporting the Bluebells in 2009 after his son Jon had joined the club from Montrose.
From when he arrived at the club, he became a season ticket holder, sponsor and a friend to all within the club.
Speaking to the Tele, his son David, 35, said the family had been “overwhelmed” by the support they had received from the clubs his father had been involved with.
He added: “Dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer two and a bit years ago and he’d always been one who put a brave face on and just got on with it.
“He had worked and supported a number of organisations.
“My father was really keen on youth development in all sports.
“He grew attachments to all the clubs and he remained loyal to them as well.
“My father was never one to say too much about the work he carried out, whether that was financial investment, helping clubs to organise sportsman’s dinners or offering his services as an architect.”
A spokesman for Lochee United said: “Heinz had become a friend to all at the club and adopted the ethos of the club.
“He was very supportive as a sponsor behind the scenes and he didn’t want anyone to know, or any fuss made of it.
“We had a great relationship with him and he was a true gentleman.
“Heinz supported us home and away throughout the years.
“He was an incredibly generous man to grassroots football and we are aware of the work he had carried out with other sports clubs as well.
“Our condolences are with the Voigt family at this time.”
Carnoustie Panmure also shared a tribute on social media.
Carnoustie Panmure are saddened to hear of the passing of Heinz Voigt. Heinz was a good friend, keen supporter and sponsor of the club. Our thoughts are with the Voigt family at this sad and difficult time.
— Carnoustie Panmure (@TheGowfers) December 30, 2017