Sister's pain over man's crash death

A SISTER today paid tribute to her “big hearted” and “caring” brother who died after a horror crash on a Suffolk road.

A SISTER today paid tribute to her “big hearted” and “caring” brother who died after a horror crash on a Suffolk road.

Daniel Morgan, 41, died at Ipswich Hospital on February 23 three days after his car overturned on the A137 at Wherstead.

Today his sister Lesley Morgan told how her brother had been a great support to the family when his brother David died from cancer 18-months ago.

He also attended the funeral of Rolf Bjors, the father of Miss Morgan's children, in April last year.

She said: “I had two brothers, both of them have gone and both of them died within 18 months.

“Since my other brother David died Daniel has been our rock. He texted me every other day and he was really caring.

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“He was a great family man, was really big hearted but liked to live life on the edge.”

Mr Morgan had been to visit his sister at her home in Sweden the week before his death and had taken his two daughters Rosanna, 18, and Libby, 15, on the trip.

Miss Morgan, 51, said: “He loved the basic outdoor life, the peace and quiet of the woods and he really enjoyed walking at night through the woods in the snow.

“He and his girls came nearly every February for a skiing holiday.”

Mr Morgan was a social worker in the London Borough of Hillingdon and had also worked in Hackney and Basildon.

According to his sister, he was “a bit of a hippy” and didn't like to conform but he was a loving father, brother and son.

His sister added: “I hope that the people who knew him keep his memory alive and appreciate all he did and what he stood for.

“He would have been devastated if he knew he had caused so much grief because he had taken on the role of looking after us all.”

Mr Morgan grew up in Dedham, was a history graduate from the London College of Economics and was a regular visitor to Sutton Hoo.

He was extremely knowledgeable in Norse Mythology and the Vikings. He also travelled to Stonehenge twice a year for the solstice.

He was living in Hollesley Road, Alderton, at the time of his death and often attended auctions in his spare time to buy pieces of antique furniture for his house.

Do you want to pay tribute to Daniel? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

SWEDISH relatives of Daniel Morgan have joined his sister in paying tribute to the father of two.

Sonja Luden, whose brother was the father of Mr Morgan's sister's children, said the 41-year-old had enjoyed his trips to Sweden and will be sadly missed.

She sent the following tribute to the Star, from herself, husband Stig-Olov, son Lars and her son's partner Pia Eriksson:

“We knew Daniel Morgan. We have known him since 1989, the year he came to Sweden for the first time.

Since then we have met Daniel at least once a year. He came with his two daughters to visit his sister's family in Sweden the week before the tragic accident.

They had a lovely and active winter holiday together, skiing, snowboarding, skating and walking in the woods. Daniel and daughters have visited his sister's every February for many years. It had become a tradition in the family and the cousins had such a lovely time together, playing in the snow although they all are teenagers.

Daniel joined them in every activity. They all seem to be so happy being together, Daniel, sister and the children.

He also liked staying in our 'fäbod' (farmer's old mountain house) and listen to the birds and have an elksteak meal prepared by my husband during the elkhunting period.

In April last year, Daniel and relatives came to Sweden to participate in my brother's funeral.

Now our thoughts go to Daniel's daughters, his mother and his sister with children, his brother's family and those who had any relation with Daniel. He was a great person and we miss him so. We will always remember him.”