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24 March 2011, 16:30
The family of Shaun Jarvis - the man who tragically died on the A41 in Watford at 3.30am on Sunday, March 20th, following a road traffic collision on his motorcycle - would like to pay tribute to him.
Thirty-eight-year old Shaun, from Woolstone, Milton Keynes, will be sadly missed by his parents Norman and Gwen, his sisters Sharon and Marie, his ex-wife Paula and their children Keegan (12) and Tayla (9), his partner Astrid and his extended family in the UK and Australia.
Shaun was born in Zambia and at the age of two, he moved with his family to live in Harare, Zimbabwe where he grew up.
He attended Lilfordia Primary School, Vainona High School and then completed his education at CCC in Zimbabwe. Shaun’s favourite subject at school was art and he enjoyed playing numerous sports. While he was growing up, he enjoyed cricket, karate, golf and fishing; he also had a keen interest in birds which led him to build his own aviary in his back garden.
Shaun and his ex-wife Paula moved to England in 1999 to provide better opportunities for their family. In this time, Shaun trained and became a qualified Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineer.
Shaun continued to be a very keen cricketer and regularly played for MK City, Great Linford and North Bucks Ambulance cricket teams in Milton Keynes. He liked 80s and rock music, playing his drums in his spare time, particularly enjoyed listening to live bands and was always the first on the dance floor.
Although Shaun and Paula separated in 2005, they remained good friends. Paula said: “Shaun was a kind, considerate and approachable person, who loved spending time with his children – they were his world. He had so many friends and was loved by all who knew him. We will all miss him terribly but are comforted in knowing that he is resting peacefully.”
Shaun’s funeral will be held at Crownhill Crematorium, Milton Keynes on April 1 at 12pm. The family have requested for flowers to be sent by the family only. Otherwise anyone who wishes to make a contribution can do so to ‘Babes in Arms’ charity - Northwick Park Hospital.
Appeal for witnesses
The motorcycle Shaun was riding on was travelling in the direction of Hemel Hempstead on the A41 when it collided with a crash barrier between the Hunton Bridge roundabout and junction 20 of the M25 about 200 yards past Langleybury Lane.
It has been reported that the driver of the people carrier, thought to be a silver or light coloured Peugeot, stopped briefly at the scene before driving off.
Investigating officer, PC Matt Hollingsworth of the serious road crash investigation team, said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time and may have seen the motorcycle either before or after the collision took place to come forward. The motorcycle is believed to have travelled from the Dome roundabout along the A41 to Hunton Bridge and then towards the M25 on the A41.”
He added: “I am also very keen to speak to the driver of the people carrier that stopped at the scene. I would like to stress that the driver of this vehicle is not in any trouble at all, we are hoping that he may have witnessed something that may help us with our investigations.”
Anyone with information is asked contact PC Hollingsworth on the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222.