Family’s tribute to Padiham bypass victim – picture

THE family of tragic Higham man Stuart Mather has described him as “popular” and “jovial”.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 8th June 2011, 12:08 pm

Mr Mather, of Leet Road, was killed after being hit by two cars while walking his dog along Padiham bypass on Monday at 5-20 p.m.

A family statement read: “He was a keen member of East Lancs CAMRA and also very much enjoyed his time following Lowerhouse Cricket Club and Burnley Football Club, where he also collected the Claret and Blue bonds.

“Stuart was always a popular, jovial person who very much enjoyed the company of his many friends and family. Stuart was a devoted father and grandfather and had spent the last few years caring for his mother and his expanding family. He leaves behind his mother Elizabeth, sons Alexander and Iain, grandson James, Marilyn, Elaine, his sister Cynthia and all his family and friends.

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“He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by all that knew him.”

Anyone with any information about the accident, which happened at the junction close to Higham Hall Road and Fir Trees Lane, can call Burnley police on 01282 425001 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.