Photo: Curlew Lane, Rufford


The family of Joan Bruce-Konuah said:

“Our beautiful mother has always been a strong force in our lives. Her faith was her strength and she in turn was our strength. She instilled in us a strong sense of the meaning of family, which she made the centre of her world. 

Her unexpected death has left an enormous void in all of our lives. She had nothing but love in her heart and shared this equally amongst her children, grandchildren and great grandson. Mum was a selfless, warm hearted, gentle lady with a heart of gold and would help anyone who needed it. 

She was a great raconteur sharing her youthful adventures of her days as a young nurse, her holiday adventures with her friends, how she met our late father and the many events that followed. She was witty and captivated us with her stories, which made you feel that you were actually there. 

The love and support we have received from family, friends and those who knew mum has been overwhelming.  We have not been surprised to hear of all the good things she did to help others.

She was our greatest gift and blessing. We will miss her dearly and remember her with love and pride. 

Rest in Peace Mum” 

Further to the below, the 76 year old woman who died following the collision last week can be named as Joan Bruce-Konuah from Rufford.

At this stage there is no tribute or photograph from her family but we will let you know should one become available.

Lancashire Police is appealing for witnesses following the death of a 76-year-old woman who died after her car collided with a tree.

The collision happened on Wednesday, September 30, at around 5.25pm on Curlew Lane, Rufford, Ormskirk . The woman had been driving a Nissan Micra.

Paramedics were called to Curlew Lane, but the 76-year-old was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for three hours after the incident while accident investigators attended.

Anyone who saw anything or who has any information regarding the collision is asked to contact Lancashire Police on 101.

They should quote log number 1041 of September 30.


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