07:39 Friday 25 January 2013

Tributes paid to a 'kind hearted' father of four

Written byROB SMYTH

A FATHER-of-four has been described as ‘the most kind hearted man you could have ever met’ after he tragically lost his life in a car crash.

Mandy Boddice fought back tears as she spoke glowingly about her husband Tim who died after his red BMW collided with a blue Jaguar X-type on the B5493 near Tamworth on Wednesday morning.

She said that the 45-year-old, who lived in The Crest, Linton, was ‘family orientated’ and that his death had left a ‘gaping hole’.

She told the Mail: “He was so kind hearted, he would help anyone and was so generous.

“He doted on his four girls – they were his whole world and he loved them so very much.

“He always put others before himself – no matter what time, if you needed him, he would be there.

“Tim was a really big family man and loved spending time with us all.

“He would take the girls car booting every week as well as camping.

“I am so devastated, we all are so devastated. It is not fair and it is so cruel.

“He was driving to a temporary job in Tamworth at a foundry .

“He only took it after being made redundant last year.

“Tim was doing everything he could to pay the mortgage.

“He was so kind hearted and loved his girls – that is how we will all remember him. A gaping hole has been left in so many lives.

“He loved taking them to car boots.”

The pair were married for 16 years and moved to Linton from Castle Gresley just after the wedding.

He is survived through his wife and four children – Katy, Jessica, Sophie and Lucy.

The former special needs care worker would also spend time working on old cars and motorbikes, repairing them and returning them to full working order.

Mrs Boddice added: “He was a big chap but he had an even bigger heart.

“He loved all his girls so very much and really was a top, top bloke.

“I didn’t know one person who didn’t like him and that makes me so proud.”

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