March 1, 2019 11.29 am This story is over 30 months old

Tributes to man who died in A46 crash

Derek was a popular and funny man

The family of a man who constantly made people laugh have released a heartfelt tribute after he died in a crash on the A46 at Caistor.

As previously reported, Derek Fox, 84, from Caistor was confirmed dead at the scene of the crash on Grimsby Road just before 3pm on Tuesday, February 26.

The crash involved three Mercedes cars: a green coupe, a black coupe and a blue saloon. Two other people were taken to hospital with injuries suffered in the collision.

Family tribute

The man’s family have paid a loving tribute to his sense of humour, popularity and friendly nature.

They said: “Derek was always full of the joys of spring and he would constantly make people laugh.

“He was the most popular person you could ever meet and would go out of his way to help anybody. He had lived in Caistor for the past 55 years and everyone knew him.

“Derek ran a local building firm, DT Fox Builders, which he founded with his father, and was responsible for quite a few houses in the town.

“He always enjoyed ‘playing around’ in his garage and did odd jobs for people later on in life.

“He will be very missed by his family and many friends in Caistor, and we would like to say thank you to everybody for their kind comments following his passing.”

Derek is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gillian, and his son, Mark.

Mark said he would like to thank Caistor firefighters, first responders, Dr Burton and nurse Katie for the amazing job they did trying to save his dad.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like any donations to be made to firefighters at Caistor. All donations can be sent to Co-op Funeral Directors, Unit 3, 16 High Street, Caistor, Market Rasen, LN7 6QF and will be passed on.

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