‘Everyone will remember kid’ – tribute to popular shop owner

Peter Humphreys, former owner of Steyning Motor Spares, has passed away SUS-180918-094409001
Peter Humphreys, former owner of Steyning Motor Spares, has passed away SUS-180918-094409001

Tributes have been paid to a popular Steyning shop owner who passed away last week.

Seventy-three-year-old Peter Humphreys was well known in the town for his shop Steyning Motor Spares, which he closed in 2015.

Family friend Brandon Clive Cooper said Mr Humphreys passed away peacefully in his flat in High Street.

“Everybody in Steyning knew Pete, his shop was as full of character as he was,” said Mr Cooper.

“He was everybody’s friend, a true gent and a wonderful laugh. Peter was really a wonderful character within the community, touched everybody who knew him in some way – someone who stood out and was a go-to guy.

“After living in London, and working with interesting people doing various projects within stage and film he made his home in Steyning, and became a fantastic father to his son and daughter, and a lovely grandfather to his four grandchildren.

“Everybody knew him from his fantastic shop, where he literally sold everything. Peter will be sorely missed by everybody, smiling, joking, whistling – that’s how everyone will remember ‘kid’.”

A funeral will be held for Pete on Tuesday (September 25) at Worthing Crematorium.

Pete had owned Steyning Motor Spares for more than 40 years when it closed.