Family pays tribute to ‘kind and wonderful’ father

Robert (Bob) Marris. EMN-151208-102721001
Robert (Bob) Marris. EMN-151208-102721001
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The family of a Grasby man whose body was discovered off the North East Lincolnshire coast have paid tribute to a ‘kind and wonderful’ husband and father.

Bob Marris, 62, went missing on August 2 - his body was discovered by the Humber Coastguard 10 days 
later in the late hours on 
August 12.

Mr Marris’s family said: “Bob was a loving husband, father, friend and brother who will be sorely missed by 
us all.

“He was a highly respected chartered accountant and an avid Scunthorpe United fan, who cared deeply for his family and friends.”

The Marris family statement thanked people for their support at what they described as an “extremely difficult 
time”.

“We are all trying to come to terms with the loss of such a kind and wonderful man and are extremely thankful for the immense support 
that friends and family have provided over the past weeks through what has been an extremely difficult time,” the statement said.

Coroner’s officer Martyn Armstrong confirmed Mr Marris’s death.

He said: “I can confirm that we’ve had a gentleman reported to us in the name of Robert Frederick 
Marris.

“An inquest has been opened and adjourned to a date to be fixed.”

Mr Armstrong added: “A gentleman was found off the the North East Lincolnshire coast on August 12, 
2015.”

The inquest was opened at Grimsby Coroner’s Court on Monday morning, 
August 24.

Lincolnshire Police will now conclude their 
investigation.