Family's moving tribute to tragic Emma
CRASH victim's death 'has left a gap in our lives that will never be filled', say relatives.
GRIEVING relatives of Emma Harold, who died following a collision in Foxhall Road, Ipswich, have said her death has left a gap in their lives that can never be filled.
The family of the 26-year-old, who was killed along with friend Kate Wasyluk on her way home from a night out in Ipswich, described Emma as someone who will be remembered with love and affection.
They said: “In her short life Emma had contributed so much to other people's happiness and it is evident now that in her lifetime Emma planted many seeds that are now flowering.
“We will always remember her smile and bubbly personality and remember her with much love and affection. This has left a gap in our lives that can never be filled.”
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Emma's sister, Rebecca, 25, is still being treated in intensive care at Ipswich Hospital for lower body and leg injuries.
The family thanked the hospital for providing ongoing care for her and praised those who first responded to the tragic accident, saying: “We wish to express their thanks to all who helped Emma and Rebecca and their friend Kate when the accident happened - neighbours, the emergency services and the police who attended the scene, and also the support we are still receiving from the Police Liaison Officer.
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“We would also like to thank Ipswich Hospital for their ongoing care of Beccy, and the press for their sensitivity at this difficult time.”
Emma, Kate and Rebecca had been at the St Clements Sports and Social Club before beginning a short walk home at around midnight.
Tragedy struck as they approached the junction of Dover Road and despite the efforts of paramedics on the scene, Kate, of Irlam Road and Emma, of Foxhall Road, were pronounced dead a short time after arriving at hospital.
The news of their death prompted heartfelt tributes from those who knew them and others who were moved by the tragedy.
Emma's family said: “It has been obvious from the cards and letters that we have received that Emma was always there to lend a helping hand to all her friends and acquaintances when they needed her.
“We have found it comforting that Emma has touched so many lives.”
“Emma, Kate and Beccy had a special friendship and the house was always full of laughter and music when they were together. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kate's family at this time.”