Family pay touching tribute to son who died near Cilcain

Published date: 05 March 2014 |
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THE heartbroken family of a man who died after his Land Rover overturned have described him as a wonderful son, brother and friend.

Gareth Huw Roberts, 30, from Cruglas near Cyffyliog in Ruthin, died on Saturday after the car rolled over near a parking spot between Moel Arthur and Moel Llys Y Coed, on the Flintshire/Denbighshire border.

In a heartfelt tribute Gareth’s parents, Dei and Edna Roberts said: “Gareth was a wonderful son, brother and friend. We will miss his ray of sunshine and cheeky smile forever. He will be sadly missed by all. He brought joy to all he met.

“Gareth was born on February 17, 1984, a twin brother of Aled and younger brother of Elen.  

“He attended Cyffylliog Primary School and went to Ysgol Brynhyfryd.

“He later attended Yale College to train as a mechanic and did his apprenticeship at Power Range. He then decided to change career and was currently working for Enterprise.

“It has been an honour to be his parents and Gareth will always be in our hearts.”

His long-term partner of nine years, Louise Collister, from Ruthin, said: “He was known affectionately as Gareth ‘Cruglas’ Roberts.

“He had the rare ability to bring a smile to everyone’s face as soon as he entered the room.

“He was my best friend, soul mate and love of my life. Hard working, loving, caring, loyal, happy, trustworthy and would never let you down. Always in my heart and by my side forever.”

Gareth was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday and a second man was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital as a precaution.

Cllr Huw Williams, from Ruthin, described Gareth as a true gentleman.

He added: “It’s a truly sad and dreadful incident, he was a good man.

“To describe Gareth in one word would be a gentlemen.

“He was popular and only recently celebrated his 30th birthday.”

No other vehicles are thought to have been involved and police are not treating the death as suspicious.

Gareth’s Facebook page has been inundated with tributes from friends and family.

Harry Edwards wrote: “Absolutely devastated you’ve gone. Sleep tight up there and don’t wake everyone up with your laugh Gaz. Such sad news. RIP. Gone but never, never, ever forgotten.”

Kieron Buswell posted: “Gareth you will be greatly missed by everyone. You were a great bloke to know and a friend. Rest in peace mate.”

Ian Wales wrote: “One of the nicest lads I’ve ever met. Gutted to hear the sad news. Sleep tight Gaz.”

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