WILLIE LOGAN, the Dalgety Bay dad who shared his courageous battle with cancer with dunfermlinepress.com users in a regular blog, has died.

Trevor Lawson, head of communications for Brain Tumour UK, announced the death earlier today (Friday).

"I'm afraid that I've just spoken to the Logan household and learned that Willie lost his battle against the brain tumour at 6am this morning," he said.

Mr Logan touched the hearts of thousands of West Fifers by his single-minded determination to fight off the disease for as long as he could to spend as much time as possible with his wee boy, Ewan.

He first spoke to the Press in May 2008 when he revealed that he had decided to stop getting treatment for his brain tumour so that he could enjoy the short time he had left with his family, wife Karen and son Ewan, who was then five.

He had been told that he had between 18 months and two years to live but was determined to squeeze as much as possible into that time, and the family enjoyed some special trips while Mr Logan would also often enjoy a round of crazy golf with his son.

A diehard Pars supporter, Mr Logan got to meet his favourite all-time Pars player, John Salton, at a fund-raising event at East End Park.

He had prepared for his death, planning a birthday card for every year up to Ewan's 21st but as the tumour had affected his writing he asked a friend to write the messages on them.

At the time the former roofline fitter insisted he was one of the lucky ones.

He said, "People die all the time and don't realise they are going to die. I'm getting the chance to do things with my family that I've always wanted to do. I feel so lucky that I've got time left to do as I want to do." Leave a message paying your respects to Willie in our online book of condolences here: http://tinyurl.com/pym6sh