Trib­utes paid to Ford woman killed in crash

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Friends of cafe owner Joolz Good­man have paid trib­ute to a ‘beau­ti­ful soul’ loved for be­ing ‘fun, fab and gen­er­ous’.

The 53-year-old, who ran The Lit­tle Pot­ting Shed Cafe in Oban with her hus­band Rus­sell, died on Mon­day fol­low­ing a crash on the A816 near the Oude Dam and Kilmelford.

Trib­utes have been pour­ing in on Face­book where her hus­band, Rus­sell Good­man, broke the news to friends and cus­tomers on her page later that night.

He wrote: ‘I’m not quite sure how to say this – my sweet­heart Joolz was in­volved in a car crash on her way to work this morn­ing and she was killed as a re­sult.’

Within hours of the news, more than 150 Face­book mes­sages had been posted re­mem­ber­ing Ms Good­man, who lived in Ford, as ‘a vi­brant, pas­sion­ate per­son’ with ‘a heart of gold’.

It is be­lieved off-duty fire of­fi­cers and a doc­tor pro­vided CPR at the scene, but they were un­able to re­vive Ms Good­man. Mr Good­man posted his own thanks to ‘ev­ery­one who tried to help her’ and called them ‘he­roes’. He also thanked peo­ple for their ‘lovely mes­sages’.

Oban’s Hope Kitchen man­ager Lor­raine MacCormick said: ‘She was such a car­ing lady. We are to­tally dev­as­tated and very sad. We just can’t be­lieve she’s not here. She would ring us up, say­ing “Can you use a few loaves?” Just last week we got a big tub of jam from her.’

Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to the ac­ci­dent, at around 7.30am when two cars, a north-bound red Citroen C1 driven by Ms Good­man and a VW Tiguan trav­el­ling south, col­lided.

A re­port is be­ing sub­mit­ted to the procu­ra­tor fis­cal.

The 26-year-old male driver of the VW Tiguan was taken by am­bu­lance to hos­pi­tal in Oban. His in­juries were not thought by med­i­cal staff to be se­ri­ous. Po­lice are par­tic­u­larly keen to hear from the driver of a large dark-coloured 4×4 ve­hi­cle who, while not in­volved, was in the area just prior to the crash and may have in­for­ma­tion that could help the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Any in­for­ma­tion can be passed to of­fi­cers at Oban Po­lice Sta­tion via 101.

Joolz Good­man.

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