"Nathan was a beautiful, happy, cute little boy, who was always very full of life and was loved by everyone.
"He was very bright and loved going to school. He adored all his family, friends and teachers and got along with all the people he knew and will be very sadly missed.
"He was loved by everyone who knew him, his friends, family and teachers. It is a very difficult time for all the family and all the people in the villages of Lingdale, Boosbeck and surrounding areas whose hearts he touched.
"We as a family would like to say a special thank you to all who paid a special tribute for a special little boy by putting down flowers, teddy bears and cards for Nathan.
"Nathan will always be loved. Gone but never forgotten, RIP mammy’s little soldier."