Fun-loving biker will be ‘greatly missed’ by all

Victoria Bodman

Victoria Bodman - Credit: supplied

A CLEVEDON woman who died following a motorbike accident on Easter Monday has been described as fun-loving and now greatly missed.

Victoria Bodman was riding on the back of her partner, Stuart Fleetwood’s, Suzuki motorbike when they crashed while trying to avoid a car at Buckland Dinham near Frome on April 1.

The 37-year-old was taken to hospital but died from her injuries the following day.

Tributes have since been paid to the animal lover who was highly regarded by friends and colleagues.

Her 43-year-old sister Corinna Jenner, who lives near Bridgwater where they both grew up, said: “She was a fun-loving, very caring person.

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“She was always there for her best friend, Sam, and she couldn’t do enough for other people.”

A further statement from her family said: “Her family, friends and work colleagues are devastated at the loss and she was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.”

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Vicky lived in Moor Lane with Stuart along with a number of pets including six dogs, four ferrets, chickens, cockatiels and a grey parrot. As well as animals, Vicky had a passion for motorbikes and had also recently taken up cross stitch after giving up smoking.

She worked for Coldharbour Systems in Wraxall Hill, where she had been an administration manager since 2007.

The company’s director, Roy Proctor, said: “My wife Sharon and I were extremely fond of Victoria. She had such a wonderful, sunny nature, was so hard-working and instrumental in all aspects of administration in the company.

“She will be missed greatly by friends and colleagues around the business.”

A funeral for Vicky will take place at Taunton Crematorium at 10.30am on Monday. People can take flowers or make a donation to either the Dogs Trust or the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Those attending have been asked to wear colourful clothes.

In the meantime, police are investigating the incident which led to Vicky’s death.

It happened on the A362 and also involved an Audi TT car. Anyone who witnessed it is asked to call the collision investigation unit on 101.

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