Ipswich: Javiel O’Connor was “most loveable person anyone could meet” tribute

Javiel O'Connor with son Tyler

Javiel O'Connor with son Tyler - Credit: Archant

He was the most loveable person anyone could meet and was loved by everyone.

That’s how the family of Javiel O’Connor, 22, dad to three-month-old Tyler, will remember him after he died in a motorbike crash on the A14 at Sproughton on Saturday.

A tribute from his mum Vicki Edwards, stepdad Dom and brothers Damien and Jaiden O’Connor, of Frampton Road, Ipswich, said: “Anyone who met Javiel would never forget him.

“He was always happy and everything was joked about with his unique sense of humour.

If anyone was upset he would be the first to crack a joke and make light of the situation, cheering everyone up.

“He was always a boy who didn’t know the meaning of seriousness, it didn’t matter how many problems were placed upon his shoulders he would always try to make the best of a bad situation and would not let anyone stay upset for long.”

The statement said from an early age Javiel loved motorbikes and it soon became his number one topic for conversation.

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The tribute added: “Since the day he got a bike of his own his natural talent was clear, Javiel had bikes in his blood, he always tried his hardest to be the best he wanted to be among the greatest bikers in the world, and was planning to go to the Isle Of Man TT next year to watch and do some laps, with his ambition to take part in the TT race itself at a later year drawing on his inspiration from Guy Martin his favourite TT rider.

“Javiel was strong minded in his views but would openly banter about other peoples.

“He loved in depth conversations with his brothers, although with Javiel they always ended up about bikes and what he had done that day speaking with excitement and pace including all the sound effects and gestures.

“Javiel treated all his friends with the same brotherly love he was known for.

“At times Javiel thought no-one cared but he couldn’t have been more wrong.

“All our love forever Mum, Dom, Damien, Jaiden.

“You will be dearly missed.”