Published: 12:26, 20 November 2020
| Updated: 15:58, 20 November 2020
A popular Poundland worker described as "always helpful and cheerful" will be remembered at a socially distanced candlelit vigil.
Daren Glensiter, 54, was found at his Arthur Road home in Deal on Tuesday, having not turned up for work. His family are awaiting post-mortem results.
Mr Glenister was brought up in Vancouver, Canada, by his parents Geoff and Delia, but moved to Deal around 20 years ago.
He worked in the former Tesco in Queen Street, now Iceland, before taking up a role at Poundland in the High Street.
He has been described by many who knew him as a "true gent" who "would help anyone with a smile".
The avid Christian who was part of the congregation at St George's Church never married but had many friends and enjoyed long walks.
His family say he also liked dressing up as Elvis - an outfit he will be laid to rest in.
His niece Holly Riley said: "He was an asset to Deal. He was a gentlemen and always so kind.
"He didn't have a bad bone in his body, just a kind heart. He would do anything for anybody.
"They always take the good ones."
Due to funeral limitations, she has organised a socially distanced candlelit vigil with prayers in his memory which will take place next Friday, November 27 at 6.20pm outside Poundland.
People are asked to wear masks and remain socially distanced.
Almost 300 people who knew him have shared tributes on a community Facebook group - a response which has "overwhelmed" his family.
Bronwen Lafferty posted: "He was always so helpful and cheerful at work to all the customers."
Joe Bangles commented: "Such a lovely fella. So sorry for your loss. His smile and cheerfulness will be missed by many."
Loraine Checksfield said: "Daren was a true gent and would help anyone with a smile. A truly sad loss to Deal."
He leaves a sister Angie, brother Jason, nieces Holly, Emily and Eloise, nephews Lucas and Jack and four great nieces and nephews.