The family of a woman who died following a collision outside a supermarket in Shoebury last month have issued a tribute to her.
Joan Roskilly died following a collision with a silver Renault Trafic minibus, which happened shortly before 1.50pm on Tuesday, November 29 on the pavement area in front of the Asda store in North Shoebury Road.
A tribute from her family detailed that Joan was born in Brixton in 1916 and lived in various places including Canada. She was moved to the Southend area in her later years and was mother to Sheila and Susan.
She was very proud of reaching 100-years-old and receiving her letter from the Queen. She was a keen Bridge player and belonged to several clubs in the Southend area.
The Carter family said:
“Joan Roskilly, aged 100 years. Beloved mother of the late Susan Carter, a treasured grandmother and great-grandmother. An inspiration to family members and champion Bridge player. Tragically taken from us on Tuesday, November 29 and an immeasurable loss to both family and friends. Her funeral service will be held at Sutton Road Crematorium on Monday, December 19 at 1.20pm.
“Family flowers only please. Donations can be made to the British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research.”
Police are continuing with their enquiries into the collision.
A 71-year-old woman, also a pedestrian, suffered slight injuries. The van was being driven by a woman aged in her 50s.
The driver attended a voluntary interview on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. Enquiries are ongoing.