“Our irreplaceable, gentle giant” was how his colleagues at Cambridge Junction reacted to the death of Alan Bond who died following a crash on the A14.
Staff at the entertainments venue in Clifton Way, praised Mr Bond’s work ethic and the kindness he showed to others.
They said: “We have lost one of our most treasured work colleagues and friends.
“We all love Alan very much. Alan worked here for 18 years and it’s hard to imagine Cambridge Junction without him.
“He was conscientious, hardworking, generous, and kind, which always made him very popular and memorable.
“Alan is part of Cambridge Junction’s history; the venue and team will certainly not be the same without him.
“We would like to thank everyone who has already sent messages of kindness and condolences.
“At this difficult time, we send our love and thoughts to his wife, children, family, and friends.
“Alan will be fervently missed by us all and remembered as our irreplaceable, gentle giant.”
Mr Bond’s family has also released tributes to an “incredible father” who died following the crash on the A14 near Chippenham last week.
He was driving a black Vauxhall Corsa at about 4.50am on Tuesday (29 August) when he was involved in a crash with an HGV.
Ambulance crews attended and Mr Bond, 39, of Huntingfield Road, Bury St Edmunds, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he died later that day.
Mr Bond’s family said: “Alan was a devoted husband to his wife, Charlotte, and an incredible father to his two young children. He will be truly missed by all his family.
“We know he helped so many people and had so many close friends to whom he meant so much.
“We will remember Alan for his sense of humour and all the adventures he had with his friends and family.
“He loved the natural world and would often be found early in the morning with his son and daughter exploring Ickworth Park. He recently took up photography and put this to great effect taking amazing pictures of his family and nature.
“Alan worked for many years at The Junction in Cambridge where he started in the box office before becoming a manager.
“We thank everyone for their messages of condolence at this very difficult time and wish to thank all the emergency services involved. We would ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”
A 33-year-old man from Kent has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified and causing death whilst disqualified from driving.
He has been released on bail until 28 November.
Anyone who witnessed the collision should call 101 and ask to speak to a member of the Road Policing Unit, quoting Op Clements.
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