Trib­utes to ‘Nanny Gwen’ A piece of our hearts has gone for­ever

Bristol Post - - NEWS - John HOUSEMAN bris­tol­post­[email protected]­cal­world.co.uk

AMOVING fam­ily trib­ute has been paid to a 79-year-old great-grand­mother who died after a col­li­sion with a car on a mo­tor­way junc­tion in Bris­tol.

Gwen­do­line Lums­den, known as Gwen, lost her life fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent near junc­tion two in Fish­ponds on Satur­day, Jan­uary 5.

It was the sec­ond death in­volv­ing a pedes­trian on the re­gion’s mo­tor­ways that day after a man lost his life on the M5 at Stroud.

In a state­ment is­sued through Avon and Som­er­set Po­lice, her fam­ily said: “We are shocked and deeply sad­dened that mum has

Gwen was a lov­ing and kind mother, grand­mother and great grand­mother ... 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

Fam­ily state­ment

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.

“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 dev­as­tat­ing time.”

Avon and Som­er­set Po­lice said that the col­li­sion had taken place at 7pm on Satur­day, Jan­uary 5, and in­volved a car and a woman pedes­trian on the M32 slip road into Bris­tol at Fish­ponds, junc­tion two.

They want to hear from any­one who was there who may be able to help with their in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the fa­tal­ity.

If any­body was there and wit­nessed the in­ci­dent, please con­tact po­lice on 101 quot­ing ref­er­ence 5219 003 229.

At 7.30am that same Satur­day, a young man died on the M5 at junc­tion 13 for Stroud in a col­li­sion in­volv­ing a car and a pedes­trian.

Po­lice yes­ter­day con­firmed the pedes­trian was a 26-year-old man from Stroud.

Flo­ral trib­utes have been left at the scene and a JustGiv­ing page set up for his young fam­ily.

The fam­ily photo of Gwen­do­line Lums­den

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