Tributes to victim Gwen

January 25 2019

RELATIVES of a great grandmother who died after she was hit by a car on the M32 slip road in Fishponds have spoken of their devastation.

Gwendoline Lumsden, who was known as Gwen, 79, died following the incident at 7pm on Saturday January  5.  

In a statement her family said: "We are shocked and deeply saddened that mum has been taken from us under these tragic circumstances.

"Gwen was a loving and kind mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Known as "nanny Gwen" or "auntie Gwen" to so many.  

"She was friendly, active and independent, a popular member of the local community for more than 40 years and well-loved at her church and by family and friends."

The family added: "A piece of our hearts has gone forever. She will be greatly missed and will forever be in our hearts and prayers.

"We'd like to thank friends and well-wishers for the love and support they have shown and would ask that our family's privacy is respected at this difficult time."

Police are appealing for help and are are asking for anybody who was there and witnessed the incident to contact them on 101 quoting reference 5219003229.