Family of ‘devoted dad’ Colin Fisk, 43, from Kesgrave arrange memorial in his honour

A memorial for Colin Fisk, 43, from Kesgrave is taking place at The Douglas Bader in Martlesham Heat

A memorial for Colin Fisk, 43, from Kesgrave is taking place at The Douglas Bader in Martlesham Heath on August 12. Picture: SARAH LUUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A memorial is being held for ‘devoted family man’ Colin Fisk from Kesgrave who died in a crash on the A140 near Mendlesham last week.

His family have arranged a memorial at the Douglas Bader pub in Martlesham Heath from 2pm on Saturday, August 12, as a chance for people to get together to share memories and raise a glass in his honour.

The 43-year-old ‘family man’ died on Tuesday, July 25, after his Renault Megane was involved in a collision with two lorries on the A140.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, rushed to the scene shortly before 11.20am but despite their best efforts Mr Fisk died at the scene.

His seven-year-old daughter Jacee was airlifted to hospital with two broken collar bones and is currently recovering at home.

Mr Fisk’s sister-in law, Kathryn Fisk, said the family is devastated at what has happened but were thankful for the comments and support they have received from the public.

“It is heartwarming to know people are being so kind and are concerned and worried about Jacee.

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“The memorial will open to everyone.

“It is just a get together to share memories and to raise a glass for him. “I have also got a memory book so people can write messages for his daughter to keep. “This memorial is also to celebrate the fact we still have Jacee with us.

“She will be there too on the day.”

Mrs Fisk described Colin as a the ‘world’s most amazing dad’, a man who was ‘always there for anyone who needed help’.

“He lived for his daughter and always put her first,” she said.

“He was a great friend, brother, son, brother-in-law and uncle too.

“He would give you his last penny if he could. “He was just devoted to his family, especially his daughter. “We are just heartbroken, totally devastated.

“But I think he would be happy knowing his daughter was ok.

“We are all sticking together as a family but we are still in total shock something like this has happened.

“We are absolutely heartbroken although thankful we have Jacee.

“It is amazing how kind the messages we have received have been. It is heartwarming to know people are so kind and concerned about Jacee.”

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