They said: “Maurice is a well-respected and loved father and husband. He enjoyed his work chauffeuring his beloved Daimler car and he enjoyed gardening.
“He was proud to have served in the Grenadier Guards and the Parachute Regiment.
“He served in Cyprus and Bahrain with the UN. In his thirties he served as a police officer with Hampshire Police.
“The family would ask that its privacy is respected at this difficult time.”