The family of a Corby woman who died in a road accident in the town have spoken of their heartbreak and loss.
Lisa Evans, 30, of Tettenhall Close, on the Danesholme estate, died when her motorcycle was involved in a collision with a lorry in Oakley Road on Monday, September 16.
Mrs Evans was due to take part in a sponsored parachute jump in aid of the Rainbow Trust later this month and her family has asked people to continue to donate to the charity in her memory.
In a statement on behalf of the family, Mrs Evans’ parents Clive and Jane Clarke, said: “Our hearts are broken.
“We still cannot come to terms with what has happened to our beautiful daughter Lisa.
“The phone has not stopped ringing, lots of Lisa’s friends have called in to give us support with stories of the good times they had together on holidays, parties and weekends away.
“Lisa has such a lot of good friends and she will be sadly missed.
“Lisa’s thrill for parachuting began when she had her first tandem parachute jump to raise money for her favourite charity the Rainbow Trust in June 2012.
“Lisa’s thrill for parachuting accelerated and her and her husband Chris would visit the airfield most weekends.
“They were both in the process of completing different courses to become parachutists.
“They would jump together and have the most fantastic time descending down through the clouds.
“They had the most wonderful group of friends in the parachute club, Blue Sky, based at Sibson Airfield.
“They would jump on a Friday evening, with the sun going down over the horizon, finish-off with a party in the club house, and camp out at the airfield overnight and then continue jumping all day Saturday and Sunday.
“On Friday, September 20, Lisa and Chris were entered into a competition.
“Unfortunately Lisa died before completing the competition.
“We went along to see exactly what this competition involved, just to get a feel of what Lisa loved to do. Lisa said it was her dream to fly and now she can.”
Mrs Evans’ funeral service will take place at St John the Baptist Church, Corby, at 10am on Tuesday, October 8, followed by a service at the Albert Munn Crematorium, Rothwell Road, Kettering, at 11.15am.
A reception will then be held at the Best Western Hotel, Rockingham Road, Corby.
Lisa’s Just Giving page is available at www.justgiving.com/Lisa-Evans2013.