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Last Updated: Monday, 4 September 2006, 11:30 GMT 12:30 UK
Family tribute over scooter death
John Leonard Parsons and his wife Myra Elizabeth Parsons
Mr Parsons was set to take part in a charity walk
The death of a 72-year-old motorcyclist killed in a road accident in the Vale of Glamorgan has been described as a "tragic loss" by his family.

John Leonard Parsons died after his scooter collided with vehicles on the Five Mile Lane near Barry on Friday.

Mr Parsons, from Barry, recently lost his wife Myra Elizabeth Parsons, 65, in July to cancer.

He was planning to take part in a sponsored walk for a cancer charity with members of his family on Friday.

A statement issued by his family on Monday said: "John was a wonderful father, grandfather, and father-in-law.

"He was a tower of strength to the family after the recent loss of his wife."

The statement added Mr Parsons was about to take part in the Marie Curie Light up the Night sponsored walk at Dyffryn Gardens on the night he died.

"He was proud to have raised 100 in sponsorship money," it read.

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