Cyclist down RIP Jean from Chryston

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by yerteasoot, 12 Aug 2017.

  1. yerteasoot

    yerteasoot Active Member

    RIP to Miss Jean Watson aged 83 who sadly passed away at Queen Elizabeth hospital Glasgow. Jean was involved in a collision with a car on Thursday 10th august whilst riding her bike in Chryston just outside Glasgow. I didnt know Jean personally, however I seen her out on her bike all the time, she always made me smile when I seen her on her bike hail, rain or shine. The police haven't been able to trace any of her relatives so far. RIP Jean you will be missed in the local area, Ive no doubt about that
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  2. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Very sorry to hear this.
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  3. simon.r

    simon.r Person

  4. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Poor lady. RIP
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  5. arch684

    arch684 Veteran

    Sad news R I P
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  6. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Aw wee soul :sad:
    Very sad news.
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  7. TrishnBonnie

    TrishnBonnie Senior Member

    That's awful :sad:
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  8. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    That's dreadful news, hope they throw the book at the idiot who killed her. :cursing:
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  9. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    Very sad, hope they manage to find her relatives. I'm sure she'll be sorely missed.
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  10. growingvegetables

    growingvegetables Guru

    That is so sad. RIP, Miss Jean Watson.
  11. Tragic, and sad. She could have been enjoying her life for another 20 years or more. That's even likely.

    But my parents both died of "natural causes" at 80 and 81, and were not capable of an activity like cycling for years before that. So a little happiness for 83 active years. Her whole life should not be remembered by the moment it ended.

    I'm not criticising anyone else in this thread, it's just that it sounds like a pretty fabulous life and it should be celebrated as well as mourned.
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  12. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

  13. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

    Carnaby Street
    R.I.P Jean, you are an inspiration to us all.
  14. My parents didn't cycle - due to a belief it was too dangerous. I often wonder if they would still be alive today if they had cycled. We can't know on an individual level what will keep us (or them) alive or kill us, but statistically speaking, your mum should keep cycling.

    Everyone regrets the person who is killed by a car, and maybe wishes they had stopped cycling. But no one can know the person who died from a CV 10 years before they had to, because they didn't cycle.
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  15. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    My dad didn't cycle and he's dead, mum is still managing 2000 mile a year. It certainly keeps the blood flowing.
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