Winchester mother Gwen Valentine killed in crash on Isle of Man a week after retiring

Daily Echo: Gwen Valentine Gwen Valentine

A woman has been killed in an alleged hit and run only a week after retiring and a month before she was due to get married.

Gwen Valentine, a 62-year-old mother-of-three from Winchester, was on holiday visiting family in the Isle of Man.

She was struck whilst walking on the isolated Tholt-y-Will road on Saturday.

Ms Valentine was with her fiancé - who she was due to marry next month - and her son at the time.

Her family last night released a statement through the police.

It reads: 'She was taken in the prime of her life, and all who knew her loved her for her zest for life, humour, fearlessness and compassion.

'She will be sorely missed.'

Ms Valentine was preparing for her wedding in June, had been retired for just over a week and her first grandchild was not yet a year old.

A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.

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1:07pm Fri 2 May 14

camerajuan says...

Fantastic to hear they have someone for this. Disgusting crime.

Thoughts to the family.
Fantastic to hear they have someone for this. Disgusting crime. Thoughts to the family. camerajuan
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3:07pm Fri 2 May 14

solomum says...

Thoughts are with the family. Life is so cruel sometimes.
Thoughts are with the family. Life is so cruel sometimes. solomum
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4:26pm Fri 2 May 14

frenchvic says...

How very very sad, my thoughts are with the family.
How very very sad, my thoughts are with the family. frenchvic
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