Moving tributes from family and friends as many mourn Foxhills car park accident victim Andrew Matthews
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a man who died in an accident in a car park.
Andrew Matthews – known as Andy to his friends – died when his Seat Leon came into contact with a barrier in the car park at Foxhills sports ground.
Emotional tributes were paid to the 51-year-old steelworker, of Fairmont Crescent in Scunthorpe, by his close family.
On a floral tribute, his widow Vicki said: "Andy, how do I say this and where do I start? Everything hurts, especially my heart. I will always miss and love you deeply."
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His daughter Rebecca wrote: "No-one knows how much I will miss you. No-one knows the bitter pain. Life will never be the same. There is not a day beloved dad that I will not think of you."
And his son Scott said: "Dad, I still can't believe it. I don't think I ever will. There's not a second goes by where you're not in my thoughts.
"I miss you so much. I love you dad and always will. You left a hole I'll never fill."
The Reverend David Swannack, of St Lawrence's Church in Scunthorpe, conducted the ceremony at Woodlands Crematorium in Scunthorpe, which started with Tina Turner's Simply The Best.
Mr Swannack read the poem You Can Shed Tears That He Is Gone by David Harkins, which was followed by the hymn The Lord Is My Shepherd.
He said: "Andy was born on April 4, 1961 at his Scunthorpe home to Gerald and Peggy Matthews. He was the youngest of three and at 16 left school to work at a newsagents.
"In 1982, he had the great fortune of meeting the love of his life at the Romeo and Juliet nightclub in Hull.
"Vicki said to Andy 'cheer up, it might never happen' and he said 'come and sit here and cheer me up then'.
"When his children Rebecca and Scott came along, Andy was the proudest man alive and they were the centre of his world. Andy was never grumpy and could always laugh at himself. He was easy to get along with and loved DIY, but never finished anything. He will be truly missed and was greatly loved."
A celebration of Mr Matthews' life continued at the Redbourn Club, Scunthorpe.