Fam­ily pays trib­ute to ‘pre­cious and beau­ti­ful’ mum as man ap­pears in court charged with caus­ing death in crash

Caernarfon Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Sarah Hodg­son

AHEARTBROKEN fam­ily has paid trib­ute to a “pre­cious and beau­ti­ful” mum who was killed in a three-car crash on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 21.

Re­becca Louise Ed­wards was pro­nounced dead at the scene of a crash in­volv­ing a blue Ford Fo­cus, a black Volk­swa­gen Golf and a black Audi Q3 on the A499 at Pen­rhos, near Pwll­heli, just after 7pm.

The 34-year-old from Llan­beris was a nurse at Ys­byty Gwynedd.

Her fam­ily said her death will “leave a great hole that can never be filled”.

Pay­ing trib­ute to her, they said: “We have lost such a pre­cious and beau­ti­ful lady. Re­becca was a happy, funny and bub­bly 34-year-old who touched ev­ery­one she met with her lov­ing car­ing na­ture.

“She was a ded­i­cated nurse at Ys­byty Gwynedd and had re­cently ven­tured into open­ing her own busi­ness.

“She was a daugh­ter, grand­daugh­ter, sis­ter, mother and friend who will be missed by ev­ery­one who knew her.

“Her part­ner, daugh­ter, fam­ily and friends were the cen­tre of her life.

“She had an amaz­ing fu­ture ahead of her.

“Re­becca would be de­scribed as a very spe­cial lady by all who knew her and will leave a great hole that can never be filled.”

Flow­ers were left at the crash scene soon after the tragedy.

Re­becca Louise was de­scribed as a “val­ued mem­ber” of the Conwy Ward team at Ys­byty Gwynedd.

Ys­byty Gwynedd’s hos­pi­tal di­rec­tor Martin Jones said: “On be­half of the staff at the hos­pi­tal, and across the wider health board, I would ex­tend our sin­cere con­do­lences to Re­becca’s fam­ily.

“Our thoughts are with them at this dif­fi­cult time. Re­becca was a pas­sion­ate nurse and a val­ued mem­ber of the Conwy Ward team at Ys­byty Gwynedd.

“Re­becca joined Ys­byty Gwynedd’s sur­gi­cal ad­mis­sions unit in 2011 and she was com­pas­sion­ate, car­ing and kind to all she came into con­tact with.

“Col­leagues were deeply sad­dened and shocked to learn of the pass­ing of a much-loved col­league who will be sorely missed.”

He added: “Staff at the hos­pi­tal, and our col­leagues in the Welsh Am­bu­lance Ser­vice, have pro­vided tremen­dous peer sup­port at this dif­fi­cult time.

“The health board has ar­ranged, and will con­tinue to pro­vide, other sup­port ar­range­ments for Re­becca’s im­me­di­ate col­leagues and oth­ers af­fected by this tragedy.”

The crash came the day after a 17-year-old boy was air­lifted to hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries after a crash at the same spot.

● Ys­byty Gwynedd nurse Re­becca Louise Ed­wards who was killed in a crash on the A499

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