Family tells of loss after grandfather killed in Ford accident

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THE wife of a worker killed during an accident in Ford has paid tribute to a family man who ‘lived life to the full’.

THE wife of a worker killed during an accident in Ford has paid tribute to a family man who ‘lived life to the full’.

Lindsay Campbell, 66, from Waterlooville, died as a result of injuries sustained during an incident at South Coast Skips on Rudford Industrial Estate on Wednnesday, July 25.

His wife Julie spoke of her grief at the loss of the father-of-ten, who was born and raised in New Zealand but spent most of his life in the UK.

“He lived life to the full and knew how to have fun. Friends and family would describe Lindsay as a kind, lovely, intelligent man who could turn his hand to anything. His sudden death has devastated me and my children. It won’t be the same here without him,” she said in a statement on behalf of the family.

“We are trying to cope as we comfort each other through this difficult time. We already miss him terribly.

“During his life, Lindsay achieved a lot in his career. He worked on the Channel Tunnel, London Docklands and on a copper mine in the Solomon Islands. He designed a fire engine that was used at airports, an air raid shelter used by politicians, smoke detectors and the M27 lights, as well as working on Jumbo Jets.

“He was enthusiastic about life and liked to achieve a positive result in all that he did. Being a father of ten children brought him nothing but pleasure; they made him proud.

“He would make them laugh and play practical jokes, sit them down and tell them a funny story. They would listen to him play musical instruments -the organ, the harmonica and the diggereedoo - for hours. He taught them valuable life lessons. He adored his grandchildren as they adored him.”