Family say goodbye to tragic quad biker

FAMILY members of a man who died after a quad bike accident in Ipswich have said their final goodbyes to him.

FAMILY members of a man who died after a quad bike accident in Ipswich have said their final goodbyes to him.

Peter Gee suffered fatal head injuries earlier this month when the 400cc Suzuki he was driving was involved in a collision on the Ravenswood estate.

Relatives carried the 60-year-old's coffin into Ipswich Crematorium to Sting's Field's of Gold on Friday.

Four pieces were read out by his loved ones, interspersed with Queen's One Vision, Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits, Smooth by Santana and finally Queen's It's a Kind of Magic - in tribute to Peter's love of air guitar.

His widow, Pearl, 60, from Milden, near Hadleigh, said: “Peter was a great air guitarist hence the music being played.

“His favourite was the great Gary Moore, but we thought that might be just a bit too loud!”

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There was a gathering after the funeral at Hintlesham Golf Club, where the father-of-two was a member.

In the wake of his death on August 17, his relatives said they had lost their very own James Bond.

A builder by trade, Peter used his talents to assemble and race fast cars.

In his youth, he competed in Formula Ford and had aspirations of making it to Formula 1, while later in life he owned a Jaguar E-type, an Aston Martin DBS and a Porsche.

Mrs Gee, who runs the Stables antiques and interiors shop in Long Melford, said: “He would have loved to have been James Bond.

“It wasn't so much a passion for speed, but he loved the look of a good car and the sound of the exhaust.”

His children, Natalie, 34, and Merik Gee, 30, described him as a legend.

Peter was part-way through a major extension of the family home, so his family has decided to complete the work in a fitting tribute to him.

Peter is also survived by his son-in-law, Nathan, daughter-in-law Kelly, and three grandchildren - Alissa, five, Courtney, two, and three-year-old Elle.

Would you like to pay tribute to Peter? Write to Your Letters, The Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk