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