Amber Valley Info

A 47-year-old man, who tragically died following a collision in Denby Village last month, has been named as John Idris Saunders, from Loscoe.

When it snows go to
Or call 08456 058 058 for

      > School Closures
      > Latest Weather
      > Road Conditions
      > Grit Bins
      > Gritting Routes



Family pays tribute following fatal crash in Denby Village

by Amber Valley Info on Saturday 5 January 2019

A 47-year-old man, who tragically died following a collision in Denby Village last month, has been named as John Idris Saunders, from Loscoe.v

Mr Saunders died after he was involved in a collision with a Range Rover on Church Street, Denby Village on Monday, December 17.

His family have paid tribute to him as a “much-loved son, husband, father and grandfather.”

Jacqui, his wife of 26 years, said: “John was a gentleman. His death has left a huge hole in our lives and we will miss him every day.”

“He was a man of few words; his family and faith were the most important things to him.”

John and Jacqui had eight children, and he was known as “Pops” to their two grandsons.

His mum, Gwyn, described him as being “trustworthy, modest, kind and funny, with a great line in banter.”

“He was an honourable man, loyal to his family, his friends and his employers.”

John worked as a telesales manager at Deb (now S C Johnson) in Denby. The family describe him as “passionate” about his job, saying “he always gave 110 percent.”

John had a lifelong interest in lorries, loved listening to music and in his youth played the drums in a local band.

“He touched many people’s lives; he was well-known and well liked. We will work to keep his legacy alive, and would like to thank the community for their generosity and kindness at this difficult time.”

Officers are continuing to investigate the collision. Anyone with any information that could help is asked to call 101, or contact us via our social media channels, quoting reference number 18000610306.

News Home Latest News News Search Submit News

Amber Valley Local News

Have you seen missing Derby woman Suzanna Heapy? Police Officers are very concerned for the safety of missing Derby woman Suzanna Hea... read more

TECH TALK: Buckle & Seamís Messenger Bag Sierra Well, not exactly tech you might say, but as it's something to carry your laptop ... read more

Firefighters put out unattended bonfire Firefighters from Alfreton were called to an unattended bonfire this afternoon (Sunday, Janua... read more

Fire crews called to chimney fire at South Normanton house Firefighters from Ashfield attended a chimney fire at a house in South Nor... read more

More news from Amber Valley


Find out more about cookies we store on your computer.

Find out about advertising on Amber Valley info.
Q R Codes

Find out about and download our QR Codes.
Social Media

Amber Valley Info are on Facebook and Twitter.
Legal Stuff

Read our copy of the sites terms and conditions.
Business Listings in Alfreton, Business Listings in Ripley, Business Listings in Heanor, Business Listings in Belper, Business Listings in Amber Valley, Business Listings in Somercotes, Business Listings in Swanwick, Business Listings in Loscoe, Business Listings in Codnor, Business Listings in Ambergate, Business Listings in Crich, Business Listings in South Wingfield, Business Listings in Denby, Business Listings in Heage, Business Listings in Kilburn, Business Listings in Duffield, Business Listings in Chesterfield, Business Listings in Derby, Business Listings in Nottingham, Business Listings in Derbyshire, Business Listings in East Midlands, Business Listings in Matlock, Business Listings in Ilkeston, Business Listings in Mansfield, Business Listings in Sutton In Ashfield, Business Listings in Kirkby In Ashfield, Business Listings in DE5, Business Listings in DE55, Business Listings in DE56