THE FAMILY of a grandmother who was tragically killed last Friday during a collision on the A46 bypass in Lincoln have released a loving tribute in her memory.
This incident occurred at approximately 8.30pm on January 28 between the Carholme and Skellingthorpe roundabouts where grandma Patricia Self a pedestrian, was involved in a collision with one or more vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The family described Patricia as a loving mum, grandmother and sister who will be remembered as a ‘wonderful, kind and selfless woman’.
Her daughters Tracey Etches 43, and Hayley Bushnell 30, along with her husband Mick Self 68, said they were struggling to come to terms with their loss.
Tracey said: “She has left such a massive hole in our lives. She was a selfless woman who loved her family and would put everyone before herself.”
Patricia, who leaves behind her Son, Alistair Coward 41 was born and went to school in Donington on Bain and Louth, before moving to Lincoln.
She later lived with her parents, William and Madge Green at the Bishop’s Palace, as her father was the caretaker at Edward King House.
Patricia trained as a nurse before moving to Birchwood Avenue after giving birth to Tracey. She lived there with Mick, her husband of 27 years, before later moving to Hazelwood Avenue.
The 61-year-old was a keen darts player at Birchwood Leisure Centre, where she worked as a bar maid in her early married life.
She later got a job as a cook at Stones Place Care Home in Skellingthorpe Road where she stayed for 30 years and only retired last August.
Tracey said: “Everyone there loved her so much. They will be devastated by the news. Mum was a family woman, she lived for all of us and always put us first.
Her real passion in life was walking and the Lake District. We used to rent out a massive house and take the whole family on walking holidays – those are our fondest memories of her and when she was happiest.
“She was also a real animal lover. Our grandmother tells us she used to spend all her pocket money on horse riding as a kid and she had five rabbits that we’re going to look after now. We will all miss her so much. She meant so much to all of us, especially her grandchildren, who she spent so much time with and who she was so devoted to.”