Tributes paid to bypass crash victim

Tributes are being paid to the 61-year-old pedestrian Patricia Self after she died on the A46 Bypass last week.

Self was pronounced dead at the scene on January 28 after being involved in a collision between the Carholme and Skellingthorpe roundabout.

She is being remembered as a wonderful and loving mother, wife, grandmother and sister, who will be sorely missed.

Daughter Tracey Etches (43) said: “She has left such a massive hole in our lives. She was a selfless woman who loved her family and would put everyone before herself.

“Mum was a family woman, she lived for all of us and always put us first.

“Her real passion in life was walking and the Lake District. We used to rent out a massive house and take the whole family on walking holidays—those are our fondest memories of her and when she was happiest.

“She was also a real animal lover. Our grandmother tells us she used to spend all her pocket-money on horse riding as a kid and she had five rabbits that we’re going to look after now.

“We will all miss her so much. She meant so much to all of us, especially her grandchildren, who she spent so much time with and who she was so devoted to.”

Self also has a son, Alistair Coward (41) and another daughter Hayley Bushnell (30) as well as her husband of 27 years Mick (68).

She was born in Louth, where she attended school before moving to Lincoln.

Self originally lived on Birchwood Avenue with Mick, training to be a nurse and playing darts at Birchwood Leisure Centre before moving to Hazelwood Avenue.

Later she had a job as a cook at Stones Place Care Home on Skellingthorpe Road, where she worked for 30 years before retiring last August.

“Everyone there loved her so much. They will be devastated by the news,” added Etches.

Source: Lincolnshire Police