A popular Forrestfield man who died in a motorbike accident in Thailand earlier this month will be farewelled by family and friends today.
Tristen Sheridan, 27, died on September 3 after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a pole in Patong, on the island of Phuket.
Mr Sheridan decided to go travelling after his mother passed away almost two years ago.
His brother Adrian said he had been "living life to the full".
"He had been over there for about 19 months, he went to the Americas, Cambodia and ended up in Phuket," he said.
"His plan was to set himself up and stay there."
Adrian Sheridan said his brother would be remembered as an easy-going guy who was "everyone's friend".
Mr Sheridan had completed a fitter and machinist apprenticeship and captained Forrestfield Cricket Club's A Grade team before going overseas.
Forrestfield Cricket Club president Brendan Cebalo said Mr Sheridan had been having the time of his life in Phuket, where he had joined a local cricket team.
"He went for a holiday and enjoyed it so much he decided to stay," Mr Cebalo said.
"We kept hoping he would come back to play cricket but he said he was having too much fun.
"He was a really fun guy who enjoyed life and loved being part of the cricket club atmosphere.
"He was very talented, he took the captaincy on and did a really good job."
Mr Cebalo said Mr Sheridan hailed from a passionate cricketing family, with father Raymond a former president of the Forrestfield Cricket Club.
Members of the Phuket Cricket Club held a tribute to their teammate last week, with several posting condolence messages on Facebook.
One friend wrote: "Will miss you mate. Was a privilege to have played cricket with such a great guy. I can't believe we were together at the ground last week and now this has happened. RIP."
Mr Sheridan is survived by his father Raymond, stepmother Lynnette and siblings Adrian, Damien, Peter, Luke and Vanessa.
Hundreds of mourners are expected to gather for Mr Sheridan's funeral at Karrakatta Cemetery this morning.
'He was a really fun guy who enjoyed life and loved being part of the cricket club atmosphere.' " *Brendan Cebalo *, Forrestfield Cricket Club president