Tributes for woman killed in Brampton A14 crash
THE FAMILY of a popular woman who died in a car accident on the A14 say she will be remembered for her cheerful personality, charm and good way with people.
Jane Forster, 34, of Raedwald Drive, Bury St Edmunds, died last Saturday (October 15) when the black Ford Puma she was driving left the road and collided with a crash barrier at about 3.45pm.
The accident happened on the A14 at Brampton, close to the junction with the B1514.
Jane’s partner, Nigel Dunkerley, 52, who was the passenger in the vehicle, suffered serious injuries.
Speaking yesterday, Jane’s father Peter Forster and her elder sister Tanya Forster both paid tribute.
Tanya, 36, of Little Livermere, Bury St Edmunds said her sister made friends wherever she went.
She said: “She was very approachable. Just this smile she had. She had a very good way with people.
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“She made you feel cared about and listened to.”
Tanya said the two sisters lived together for seven years in a house in Suffolk Road in Bury’s Mildenhall estate, adding how it was a very happy time.
“We used to almost think for each other. It was lovely. We were always with friends.”
She said for most of their lives they had been more like best friends.
Mr Forster, 72, said he would particularly remember Jane for how cheerful and jolly she was. “She was always good company,” he said.
Mr Forster’s friend, Tim Jenkins, a teacher at County Upper School, Bury, when Jane was a pupil there, said: “She was a lovely girl. She was very popular at school.”
Jane also went to West Suffolk College, where she took media studies, and then Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge, where she did communications studies.
She worked at the Arc shopping centre in Bury as an administration co-ordinator – a job which Tanya said her sister “loved”.
Tanya said Jane enjoyed going out for a drink and seeing her friends in her spare time, adding how one of her big loves was cats. She had a cat called Bruce, who was her “baby”, Tanya said.
Mr Forster, who lives with his wife Jill in Barton Hill, Fornham St Martin, near Bury, said on the day of her death Jane had been travelling to Birmingham to visit friends.
The family has been touched by the many cards and flowers received from well-wishers
Tanya said: “It’s so lovely to know how much people thought of her. People who haven’t seen her for years want to come to the cremation. I feel very proud.”
On life without Jane, Mr Forster said: “We all have our lives to live and hopefully time is a good healer. She will always be missed, especially celebration times, Christmas and certain occasions.”
Tanya, who lives with her partner Darrell James, said: “If she is around watching, I have got to carry on and live my life, have children, get married, do it for her. She suffered and missed out so I’m going to make sure I live it for her. I will see her again one day.”
Jane also leaves her mother Penny Hodgskins, 62.
Her cremation service is taking place at West Suffolk Crematorium at Risby on November 1 at 2.15pm.
Anyone thinking about attending has been asked to let Mr Forster know by e-mailing email@example.com.
INFORMATION: Anyone with any information about the crash should contact police on 0345 4564564