78-year-old Linda Whitelegg sadly died following a single vehicle collision at an Asda petrol station in Harpurhey, Manchester on Wednesday 22 March, at around 10.45am.
Paying tribute, her family said:
“With great sadness we share the passing of Linda Whitelegg on 22nd March 2023, 2 days after her 78th birthday. We are all devastated by the loss of this beautiful and selfless loving woman. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
“She leaves behind her best friend and partner of over 45 years Arnie, her two sisters Robin and Rosemary, her only son Paul, grandsons Richard and Stefan, great-granddaughter Lucianna, and her Mum, Jade, plus many family and friends who loved and adored her.
“Linda will be remembered in the Cheetham Hill area by running her hairdressers Edna Hurd for over 50 years, which was used as a community get-together for local people.
“Since retiring and leaving her shop in Cheetham Hill, Linda moved to Blackley Village where she continued to raise her grandson Richard and support families within her community in any way she could, to keep her active.
“The family would like to thank the Asda petrol station colleagues, the two off-duty police officers and the heavily pregnant nurse that were first to attend our beloved Linda. Also thank you to the amazing response from the emergency services that attended immediately to try and save her. We would also like to thank the general public that were at the scene, that helped in anyway they could.
“It has touched our family that so many people were around Linda at this time of the accident and that she wasn’t alone.
“May she rest in peace.”
Linda’s family have asked for continued privacy while they grieve for their loss.