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Family pay tribute to Hemyock motorcycle victim
5:14pm Monday 9th September 2013 in Devon
THE family of a keen motorcyclist who died in a collision near Hemyock have described him as a ‘loving son’ and ‘devoted father’.
Nik A'Court-Wills, 56, died at the scene when his motorcycle collided with a car at Quarts Moor in Wrangway at around 7.10pm last Thursday (August 29).
Nik’s family said: “He was a loving son, brother and husband and devoted father to his two children.
“His death has shocked and devastated his family and friends and he will be missed terribly by all who knew him.”
Former Wellington School student Nik was a keen biker and leaves behind his wife of 19 years, Diane, and their two children, Elliot and Eve.
Dozens of people paid tribute to Nik on social media and Jackie Ostle posted: “Glad you were our friend – you brightened our lives and will be greatly missed by us all.”
Julia Woodhead added: “So very sad – always a gentleman.”
Others described Nik as a ‘lovely man’ and ‘a pleasure to know’.
Diane responded to the messages, saying: “Thank you all so much for all the kind words, flowers, cards etc. Everyone has been so kind and thoughtful.
“I would not have got through the last few days without my family and dear friends. Nik has left a huge hole in our lives and we will miss him terribly.”
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset police said: “Two cars were travelling along the road in the direction of Hemyock.
“The car in front wanted to turn right into a roadside parking area.
“A motorcycle, which was following both cars, passed the second and following car and was then in collision with the car waiting to turn right. The rider was thrown from his bike.”
n NIK’S funeral will take place at 12.30pm on Monday, September 16, at Taunton Deane Crematorium.
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