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Family pay tribute to man who died in a collision in Hooley last month

News   •   Sep 11, 2019 09:49 BST

A man who died in a collision in Hooley last month has been described as an “incredible partner, father and son”.

Paying tribute to Ross Hunt, 41, from Reigate, who died on Friday, 30 August, his girlfriend said:

“We are devastated as a family to have lost such an incredible partner, father and son. Ross had an undeniable energy and was loved by everyone around him.

“He was a loving father and completely adored by his three children. He had a fantastic relationship with his two daughters and would take them to bike rallies at the weekends. Our son, Ieuan, who despite being 18 months, reminds me so much of Ross.

“From the moment we met, three and a half years ago we both enjoyed simple pleasures like watching Netflix together and having a roast on a Sunday. Ross would make the most incredible gravy. He loved hosting and was always inviting people over for dinner and drinks.

“Ross was an old fashioned gentleman and a hard worker. He would be up so early for his job on the railways so when he had the chance to relax, loved sitting down with a pint and a cigar.

“Along with his love for his family and friends, Ross had a passion for motorbikes. If he wasn’t riding them he’d be watching them on the TV or at track days. His bike was his pride and joy and he loved buying new parts and fixing it up himself. A couple of times, we went to Ryka’s café as a family, where he spent ages chatting away to other bikers.

“I’d like to thank all of our family and friends for their support at this difficult time. It’s been a massive shock but I am overwhelmed with the support.

“I would also like to thank not only the emergency services workers but the strangers who showed incredible kindness by stepping forward and supporting my family on the day of the collision.

“Ross is irreplaceable and I will miss him for the rest of my life.”

The family wishes for their privacy to be respected at this time.