Couple killed in crash will be buried together on Valentine’s Day

Lindsay and Georgina Wise
Lindsay and Georgina Wise
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The couple killed in a collision at Great Barton last Wednesday, Lindsay and Georgina Wise, will be buried together on Valentine’s Day.

The grandparents from Michaelhouse Way, Stanton, were killed when their Renault Megane was in collision with a lorry on the A143.

Lindsay, 85, and Georgina, 87, died together and the family have chosen Valentine’s Day for their joint funeral.

Their sons, Jeff and Laurie Wise, issued a tribute through the police saying: “Our family has yet to come to terms with the sudden loss of our parents, and our children’s grandparents, in a tragic road accident.

“Kind, generous and unassuming, they brought us into this world and looked after us all, unfaltering, for more than 60 years.

“We now have to let them go, thankfully together, and with tremendous gratitude for their love, guidance and devotion.”

The Wises moved to Stanton four or five years ago. Though neighbours said they only knew them to say ‘hello’ to, they were shocked at the news of their sudden deaths.

The Rev David Messer, rector of All Saints’, Stanton, said: “We will be praying for the family and if the family need to speak, they can come and see me.

“If they just want someone to talk to, they can come, even if they are not regular members of the church.”

The lorry driver was not seriously hurt in the collision. The police are still seeking witnesses to the collision and ask anyone who saw it and has not spoken to them, to call.

Witnesses should contact Pc Dean Webb at Suffolk Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Team by dialling 101.

The funeral is for family only, but donations in memory can be made in the form of cash for Quiddenham Children’s Hospice or as sapling trees for an orchard the family is planting. Contact Amanda Ockmore at Cooperative Funeral Care, King’s Road, Bury, IP33 3DJ or 01284 753424.

Their inquest will be formally opened on Wednesday.