Bourne

Tributes to family man with great sense of humour who died in crash on A15

The family of a man tragically killed in a crash on the A15 between Sleaford and Bourne has issued an emotional tribute to a man with a great sense of humour.

Guy Salmon, 67, died in the crash between a blue Audi and green MG at Rippingdale on October 11.

The former teacher and parish councillor was married to Sarah and had three daughters Laura, Amy and Bronwen.

He has also had two grandchildren, Luca and Alba.

Guy’s family have released the following tribute: “Guy was born in Germany but spent his childhood in Loughborough before moving to the north-east. While living there he trained to become a teacher and was hugely involved in the local scouts.

“In 1987, the family moved to Bourne and Guy started teaching at St George’s Primary School in Stamford.

“He would teach there (teaching mainly Year 6) for over 20 years.

“Guy immensely enjoyed his time teaching there. He genuinely loved helping children grasp new ideas and learn new things and he made some fantastic friends in the colleagues he worked with.

“Guy retired from teaching in 2008 but he still had a very busy life.

“He was hugely involved in Sleaford New Life Church where he worked as a visitation pastor, giving encouragement and providing company to those who were unwell or in need of a friend. He was also ordained in 2012 in the order of St Leonard.

“Guy and Sarah moved to Northorpe in 2005, where Guy served on the local parish council for a number of years. He and Sarah also attended the weekly communion service at St Firmin’s Church in Thurlby.

“In recent years, Guy volunteered at Nene Valley Railway helping in their catering and education section. He often spoke of the joy of being able to impart his (extensive) knowledge to children on all things regarding trains… a lifelong passion of his along with cars and motorbikes.

“Guy was very much a family man with a great sense of humour and he will be greatly missed.”