Family pay tribute to 'kind soul' who died following road accident in Highworth

By Jamie Hill - 22 June 2021

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The family of a motorcyclist who died in a fatal crash in Highworth earlier this month have released a tribute.

Paul Patterson, 47, sadly died following a crash on the B4019 on 2 June.

Wiltshire Police, who are still investigating the accident, would like anyone with information to call the Wiltshire Police Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference 54210052602.

In a statement the family said: "Our loving husband, dad, brother, uncle, friend, Paul Patterson, 47, was tragically taken from us on 2nd June.

"Paul leaves behind his wife, Lorna, and his children, Lauryn and Liam. They are devastated by his loss and miss him terribly.

"Paul was a devoted family man who loved football, cars, and of course his Vespa scooter, a passion of his, and his sister Laura, who loved him dearly.

"Paul worked at Honda, Swindon and will be sadly missed by his work family.

"Paul was a kind soul and family was everything. He loved his pets, especially his cat Yoda. He was a qualified carpenter and could turn his hand to all sorts. Always a perfectionist, he gave everything in life 100% and loved the motto that 'Hard work beats talent'.

"Paul will be remembered by us as a strong, loving, respectful and honest man who would always protect us.
As a family we would like to thank the members of public that were first on the scene and also to the paramedics and doctors that did everything they could for Paul. It means so much to us to know he was surrounded and supported by so many wonderful people.

"Rest in peace, our beautiful Paul, forever in our hearts (Patty)."

A statement was also released from Paul's two children.

iam said: "My Dad was a strong, kindhearted man who feared nothing. He'd do anything to protect us and give us the best in life. From what he has come from, to what he has given us is unimaginable. I promise to follow in his footsteps and protect my family, just as he would have wanted me too. I love you dad."

Lauryn said: "I'm going to miss my dad beyond words. He was my best friend and we had such a good bond, he was the most genuine man I ever met and didn't deserve this to happen to him. Life is a fragile thing and it can change in an instant. I don't know how life is going to get better but I will always love and honour him. RIP Dad. "

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