Hundreds attend funeral of St Neots sportsman

FAMILY and friends turned out for the funeral of a young father who died in a road accident.

FAMILY and friends turned out for the funeral of a young father from who died in a road accident.

Guy Turner, 22, was killed in a road crash on the M4 on the morning of Saturday, September 24 after his car collided with a Land Rover on the westbound carriageway between Chippenham and Bath.

The self-employed carpenter had been driving to visit his girlfriend and one-year-old son for the weekend as a surprise.

More than 200 people turned up for his funeral at Bedford Crematorium on Monday (October 10), where his brother, sister and uncle addressed mourners.

A keen roller hockey player, Mr Turner, of Northill near Sandy, had been a long-time member of St Neots Crazy Skaters and was named the club’s All Round Player of the Year in May.

Chris Gore, chairman and head coach, said the club had decided to name the trophy after Mr Turner.

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“Guy will always be part of this club, and not a week will go by without people thinking about him,” he said.

“He was a 100 per cent guy. He always had time for the younger members, and had been with us since he was about 10 years old.

“We were all devastated to find out what had happened. I think he was going down to see his girlfriend as a surprise and to spend the weekend with his son.”

Mr Gore said that Mr Turner’s funeral had shown the affection in which he was held.

“I have never seen so many people at the crematorium. The doors were open and there were people spilling out the back.

“It was a surreal experience. You just can’t quite believe that he has gone.”