Tributes paid to loving North Kelsey Dad

James Thompson of North Kelsey
James Thompson of North Kelsey
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A family has paid tributes to a “loving dad” who was killed in a car crash last week.

James Thompson, who was known by his loved ones as Jim, will be dearly missed.

The 82-year-old was treasured by his wife, Margaret, his son, James, who lives in Osgodby, and his two grandchildren, Emily and James, who said they are all shocked and saddened by his sudden death.

Margaret, whom he was married to for 49 years, was also involved in the accident and sustained seat belt injuries.

Jim was born is Seaham, County Durham, on April 6 1931, and is the eldest of nine children.

He joined the Coldstream Guards in 1952 and served in HM Forces for three years prior to moving to the area in 1961 to work for British Steel, where he worked until his retirement in 1991.

In his spare time Jim enjoyed gardening and he was an active member of the local bowling community.

The accident, which involved two tractors, happened in Howsham just before 3pm on Friday, August 16.

A green John Dere tractor towing agricultural machinery and a yellow JCB tractor towing a trailer transporting hay bales were the two tractors involved.

The green John Dere tractor was heading north from the direction of North Kelsey and the yellow tractor was travelling in the opposite direction along with Jim’s Volvo behind it.

The collision occurred as the vehicles were passing one another.

Neither of the tractor drivers were injured but they both, along with Jim’s 70-year-old wife, suffered from shock after the collision.

The road was closed until 9pm to allow investigations at the scene and recovery of the vehicles.

The family would like to thank all of the emergency services who attended the scene for their expert care and support.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision and are appealing for witnesses to the incident or anybody who saw the vehicles prior to the collision to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 referring to log 413 of 16 August 2013.