Wenhaston: Tribute to road crash victim

THE family of a woman who was killed in a crash in north Suffolk have paid tribute to her.

Christine Cargill, 58, died in a collision on the A1095 Halesworth Road on Wednesday, January 19.

She was driving a purple Vauxhall Agila when it was in collision with a blue Mercedes lorry on the road between Blythburgh and Southwold just after 1pm.

Her family released a statement today, which read: “We, the family, have been devastated by the loss of Chris in such tragic circumstances.

“Chris was a wonderful, vivacious, generous and caring person who was loved by all who knew her, even slightly. The gap she will leave in our lives will be immense and endless.

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“She was not impressed by wealth, celebrity or position but treated everyone with the same kindness and generosity of spirit whatever their age or status.

“She had patience to spare for those who needed help or comfort and was a willing and able worker providing assistance to all in times of need.

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“She was artistic, practical and always did everything she turned her hand to to the highest possible standard. There were never enough hours in a day for Chris to do all she wanted but if she thought you needed her time she would give it gladly.

“She loved her dogs (she was for some time secretary of the Norfolk Lurcher Society and gave many hours of her time to organisation and administration of events) and we enjoyed the dog shows whether at Crufts, the local village fete or a Lurcher event.

“Her dogs were always beautifully turned out and mostly exceptionally well behaved. There will be several owners who will miss her ability to keep their dogs claws trimmed, something they found impossible due to the dogs reluctance to submit to the clippers, but Chris just had the knack and the dogs became willing participants for her.

“Since her father died Chris gave much time to the care of her mother who had several medical problems and who had died just the Saturday before Chris’s accident.

“The family have been very deeply touched by the cards, letters and phone calls of condolence we have received and thank everyone for their offers of help.”

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