Man who died in motorbike crash was 'loving and devoted' dad-of-two

Tributes have been paid to Barrie Wardle, who died in a crash in Queensferry
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A motorcyclist who died in a crash with a lorry was a "devoted dad" and "darling" son and brother. Barrie Wardle, 27, from Sealand in Flintshire, died in a crash at the B5129 roundabout in Queensferry on June 24.

His family have since paid a heartfelt tribute to the father-of-two, reports North Wales Live. His partner said: "My life partner Barrie. You were a loving, devoted dad to Riley aged 7, and Jaxon aged 3. You were also devoted to our dog, Bella.

"You have been taken far too soon, our home isn't the same without you, you will be greatly missed. You were a very much hands-on dad and were a great support to us as we worked together to make our boys' lives happy and loving.

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"You were a great friend to many people across the world, and always loved to pass on new things you had learnt and always lit the room up with your joy of knowledge. You had so much passion for motorbikes, fishing, learning German, and teaching Bella commands in that language!

"All our family and friends will ensure your memory lives on and forever be spoken about. We will ensure his children will never forget him and, through our memories, inspire them in their future lives. 'You will forever be loved and missed so, so much."

A further tribute said: "The years we had together were so precious, you gave me, your brother and your sister so much love and joy. You knew have to make us laugh and cry but nothing got you down for too long.

"You turned into an intelligent and strong minded person who I was proud to call my son. You had a very cheeky side to you and would make me jump with some of the things you did.

"You have been taken from us way to soon but the love we have for you will only get stronger. A hole has been left in our hearts."

The family added: "As a family we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who was there that day who stopped and helped all they could, and to all the witnesses that have come forward to help with the ongoing investigations." Police are still appealing for any witnesses to the collision which occurred just before 4pm on Monday, June 24.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, Mr Wardle was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information who hasn't yet spoken to the police is encouraged to contact officers at the Roads Crime Unit via the live webchat on the website, or by calling 101, quoting reference number 24000556888.

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