Tributes to Irishwoman, 60, after former Kilburn pub landlady dies in London collision

Tributes to Irishwoman, 60, after former Kilburn pub landlady dies in London collision

THE FAMILY of an Irishwoman who died following a collision in Ealing, West London, has said she was ‘loved by all’.

Mary Forde, 60, was involved in a collision with a car on Gunnersbury Avenue at the junction with Leopold Road.

She was taken to hospital with critical injuries but sadly died in hospital the following day.

In a statement, her family said she was ‘in a happy place’ having recently beaten cancer.

Cancer fight

Mary, from Ealing, left her native Castleblayney in Co. Monaghan in 1979 to join her sister, Mairead, and extended family in West Ealing, Northfields and Hanwell.

After working at Montagu Nurses in Marylebone, she later became the landlady of the Sir Colin Campbell pub in Kilburn.

“Mary made a full recovery from cancer this year, after a difficult fight,” said her family.

“She was a strong and determined woman who battled against all adversity.

“Mary was due to move to her new home the week she died.

'Eternally missed'

“She was looking forward to the future and moving on with her life. She was in a happy place.

“Mary has a large and loving network of family and friends, and was loved by all.

“Mary, pre-deceased by her parents and youngest brother, was one of 10 siblings; with 20 nieces and nephews, brother and sister-in-laws, extended relatives and a large circle of close friends in the Kilburn and Ealing areas of London.

“She will be eternally missed by all.”

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Alperton are investigating, and would particularly like to speak to a motorcyclist and an Uber driver who stopped at the scene.

The driver of the blue Vauxhall Astra involved in the collision stopped at the scene. There has been no arrest.

Any witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call officers on 020 8991 9555.