The family of a man who died in a crash in Bolton say they were ‘blessed to have had him in our lives’.

Tom Benson, 36, died on Saturday 6 November 2021 when his grey Audi collided with a tree on Lever Park Avenue, Horwich.

Family and friends will pay their respects to Tom, who worked in and ran several pubs and bars in Horwich, at his funeral/wake today .

His mum Lydia, also from Horwich, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has taken time to share their love, support, and memories of Tom at this difficult time.

“It is evident that he was truly respected, a friend to many; supportive and dependable.

“Tom had so much to live for but, in his short life, lived so much.

“We feel blessed to have had him in our lives and will ensure that his two children grow up knowing what a kind, considerate and loving daddy he was.”


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