A HUSBAND has paid tribute to his wife who died in a road traffic collision.

Sheila Shirley died in a crash on the A417 at the junction with the B4508 on Thursday.

Her husband Dave said: “I have lost my best friend and rock, and I am devastated.

“I shall miss her more than I can imagine.

“Sheila was a wonderful wife to me for over 43 years, devoted mother to Derek, Kara and Andrew, and much loved grandma to Sam, Megan, Max and George.

“Sheila was a wonderful, vibrant person with a lovely smile who had so many friends and was popular in our local community.

“She was fun, kind, outgoing, beautiful inside and out, and her loss will leave a huge hole in our family.”

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"We are sad to announce Sheila Shirley died in a crash last week. Her husband Dave has paid tribute to his 'best friend and rock'. We invite readers to leave their own tributes."

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Paul Woolford

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Darling Sheila Thank you for being such a great loving and caring friend. We had so many good times over the last 25 years. We will miss you always. God bless xxx Paul

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Julie Woolford

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To my very special friend. I will miss u more than words can say especially our many road trips with husbands and our annual ladies holiday abroad. You will always be in my thoughts. Love you Julie xx

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Jackie Papps

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Sheila we are so shocked. Sending love to Dave and family. Sleep well love Jackie and Bob

Joanne Wright

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I have been sat thinking what to say for a while and ultimately there are no words. I remember many fun get-togethers when I was younger, including our holiday to Florida. Sheila was an inspirational person. Sending you all lots of love at this sad time, you are all in my thoughts x (Joanne Salmon)

Kara Terry

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I'll miss you more than words can say. Love you Mum x