'He had the biggest heart' - Tributes paid to devoted Sunderland dad killed in A690 crash

Tributes have been paid to a dad-of-four from Sunderland who died following a collision on the A690.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 5:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 7:41 pm
Gary Sloan has been named as the victim in the A690 collision on Friday, August 16

A touching family statement read: “Gary was loved by many and he was a devoted father to four beautiful daughters.

“He was a keen footballer and an avid supporter of Sunderland AFC.”

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An investigation is being carried out to determine what happened before the crash

Here are your tributes to Gary Sloan, who has been described as having ‘the biggest heart’:

Lesleyann Nicholls: “Can’t believe I’m reading this..in total shock. RIP Gary thinking of all your beautiful family at this awful time.”

Nicci Gardner: “Absolutely tragic. Rest in peace Gary. Precious memories of growing up with you all next door to us. I can’t begin to imagine what all your family are going through.”

Vikki Bradley: “I’m heartbroken. My beautiful cousin, you were my brother not my cousin and our family will never be the same without your laughter in it. I love you so much.”

Leanne Cogdon: “RIP Gary! We are completely heartbroken. Our thoughts are with all of your family at this completely devastating time! you will always be in our thoughts forever.”

Jo Moore: “RIP Gary! So, so sad that another young man has lost his life at Houghton Cut! Thinking of your family at this terribly sad time! God bless you all.”

Cherelle McDonough: “RIP Gary. Sending love to your family and friends. Will always remember the good memories of back in the day.”

Stephen Jobling: “RIP Gaz, love ya always mate lots of memories. Still can't believe this.”

Veronica Herron: “My heart goes out to you all at this very sad time I lost my son three years ago in same circumstances and I know what you must be going through, love to you all. Fly high with the angels.”

Gaz Laybourn: “Couldn’t of met a nicer lad, played footy with him for years. My thoughts go out to his family, RIP my mate.”

Lisa Bewick: “A true gentleman with the biggest heart!! Keep thinking that your gonna just walk back in saying what’s all the fuss about Chops!! Miss you Gary.”