Family pays tribute to man who died in motorcycle accident - The Rugby Observer

Family pays tribute to man who died in motorcycle accident

Rugby Editorial 1st Nov, 2019   0

THE FAMILY of a motorcyclist who died in a collision near Hillmorton and Clifton-Upon-Dunsmore has paid tribute to him.

Cory Jones, 30, was riding along Hillmorton Lane at around 2.30pm on Monday October 21 when he is believed to have come off his bike, close to the bridge over the Oxford Canal.

He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A family statement described Cory as an incredibly warm and loving brother to Brad, Rhys and Lex, and a beloved grandson, son, uncle, nephew, friend and colleague.

They said: “He was intelligent, creative, quick-witted and most importantly, had a heart of gold. Cory was a very selfless person and would always do as much as he could to help others, often putting the needs of family and friends ahead of his own.

“He enjoyed a very humble life and never wanted for anything, apart from the new Coventry City Football Club shirt every season!

“As a family we would like to take the opportunity to show our love, respect and thanks for the bystanders who arrived on the scene, who tried their very best to do all that they could for Cory, including re-directing the traffic and assisting the emergency services.

“We have been told that two ground ambulance crews, an emergency first responder, a doctor and a heli-med team were among those who were with Cory on Hillmorton Lane, and we know that if Cory were to have had any chance of survival, he was certainly surrounded by the very best.

“It has been very difficult to come to terms with the sudden tragic loss of Cory, but we have been overwhelmed by the messages of love and support that have been pouring in from the community.”

The family has launched a fund-raising appeal to help towards Cory’s funeral costs.

On the Justgiving website, his brother Rhys said Cory was no stranger to heartache after losing his younger brother Zak in 2011 and then his father Steve in 2015.

He said: “We are all completely devastated to be going through this for a third time. As a family it has been very difficult to come to terms with the sudden tragic loss of another Jones.

“Cory had struggled with the loss of his brother and his father, but seemed to finally be getting himself back on track. He was the happiest we could remember him being in quite some time.

“We would love to be able to give Cory the send off that he truly deserves, but financially we need some support to be able to do this again. Any help would be greatly appreciated by the family and Corys friends.”

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