THEYDON BOIS: Family release tribute to pensioner killed in car crash

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THE family of a grandfather who was killed in a road accident have released a moving tribute to him.

Ambrose Skingle, 86, was hit by a car in Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, on Tuesday, January 17, and died in hospital on February 13.

In a statement released today his family said: "Bob was born in West Ham on April 10, 1925; he was the 6th of 12 children. He served in the Navy as an engineer between 1943 and 1945. He met Joan Gooding at a dance in Leyton in 1945.

"They were married on Christmas Day 1948 and spent 63 wonderful years together.

“Bob joined BT as a labourer in 1945 and progressed through the company to become a Senior Executive Engineer and Board Member for London East Area. He worked for BT for 40 years and retired in 1985.

“He and Joan had a daughter Gillian Joan Skingle in April 1953. After retirement Bob enjoyed running, gardening and playing golf. He and Joan often enjoyed visiting Devon and Cornwall where they had a holiday house. He is survived by his wife, daughter and grandsons.

"He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a hard working man, who always put others first especially his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”

A man in his 80s is on police bail in connection with the crash.

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