FAMILY members have paid tribute to a much-loved Bicester man who died in a motorcycle accident just days before his 60th birthday.
Christopher Mason, a well-known electrician who died in a collision with a car on the B4100 between Baynard’s Green and Bicester on Monday evening, has been praised as a doting family man.
His family said in a tribute: “The tragic loss of Christopher Mason on Monday, May 30, 2011, just a few days before his 60th birthday, has left a huge void in the lives of his family and friends.
“Words cannot describe the pain, heartache and deep, deep sadness that everyone that knew him will be feeling.
“Chris was a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, and his death has left us all with a very large gap in our hearts and lives.
“Chris was a very generous and special man and would always give up his time to help out his friends and family.
“Chris was born on the 2 June 1951 and lived in Bicester most of his life. He worked as an electrician and the skills from his trade made him a very handy man to know.
“Chris’ generosity with his time and expertise meant he was always helping his friends and family.
“His love for his family was obvious to all and his grandchildren in particular have lost an important role model who will always be remembered as their very special Grampy. He will be remembered and loved always.”
Thames Valley Police has appealed for witnesses following the collision which occurred at 7.20pm near the Stoke Lyne Woods turning.
A Toyota Yaris car driving towards Baynard’s Green was in collision with Mr Mason’s Yamaha motorbike coming the other way.