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‘Always smiling’: Tributes paid to bouncer Stephen 'Sticker' Klimowicz who worked in Bury St Edmunds




Tributes have been paid to a well-known man who spent many years working as a bouncer at nightclubs in Bury St Edmunds.

Stephen 'Sticker' Klimowicz, a ‘larger than life character’, died on October 26 aged 67, leaving behind a lasting legacy.

On Tuesday, Stephen’s funeral procession travelled down Station Hill, in Bury, passing dozens of family members and friends who came out to pay their respects.

Video credit: Penny Eggleston Hume

Stephen’s daughter, Amy, said had it not been for coronavirus, there would have been hundreds there.

“If we didn’t have the lockdown, I’d say there would have been three or four hundred people there,” she said

Stephen Klimowicz was also know as 'Sticker' in his time
Stephen Klimowicz was also know as 'Sticker' in his time

She added: “I was in contact with him every day. He was a brilliant dad."

Stephen was well-known across the town for having worked as a bouncer on the doors of a number of clubs, from Flex to Vienna's.

Steve Hume grew up with Stephen and spent four years working alongside him on the doors at Reflex back in the 1990s.

“I’ll definitely miss him, he was a larger than life character and was always smiling,” Steve said.

Some of Stephen's ex-colleagues were at the funeral procession on Tuesday including Dave Hardy, Trevor Burroughs, Ian Lawrence, Steve Hume and Sid Briggs
Some of Stephen's ex-colleagues were at the funeral procession on Tuesday including Dave Hardy, Trevor Burroughs, Ian Lawrence, Steve Hume and Sid Briggs

"His favourite catchphrase was: 'If you're not on the list, you're not coming in'."

Steve added: "The doormen were like a community, we were like brothers. We used to go out drinking together."

There were a number of Stephen's ex-colleagues at the procession on Tuesday paying their final respects.

Armstrong's Independent Funeral Service have a tribute page for Stephen. You can donate here: https://sticker.muchloved.com/

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