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Daughters pay tribute to Coventry bus crash victim, Dora Hancox

Coventry Editorial 8th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

The daughters of bus crash victim Dora Hancox have described their mother as someone who dedicated her life to caring for others.

The Nuneaton great-grandmother was walking just outside Sainsbury’s when she was tragically hit by the double-decker bus.

Saying her mother will be missed by both friends and family, one daughter said: “She will finally be able to be reunited with her husband, our father, who tragically passed away from dementia two years ago.

“This has been a horrible shock to all of us.

“Our mother dedicated many years of her life when my sister and I were growing up as a foster carer for Coventry social services; she was also a local school lollipop lady both in Coventry area and in Nuneaton for many years.”

Dora’s other daughter added: “My mum has struggled to come to terms with the loss of my dad as he suffered from dementia two years ago.

“This tragedy has cut short her life at the time she was just starting to live again.

“She will be sadly missed by all and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren will now not have the opportunity to gain memories from getting to know her.”

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