Family pay tribute to young motorcyclist who died after crash

PUBLISHED: 13:02 27 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:54 06 May 2010

Jamie Hunter

Jamie Hunter

TRIBUTES have been paid to a talented young graphic designer who died following a road accident last week. Jamie Hunter, aged 28, was riding his motorcycle along Sandridge Road, St Albans, on Wednesday morning when it was in collision with a car near the

TRIBUTES have been paid to a talented young graphic designer who died following a road accident last week.

Jamie Hunter, aged 28, was riding his motorcycle along Sandridge Road, St Albans, on Wednesday morning when it was in collision with a car near the junction with Spencer Gate. The keen footballer died at the QE11 hospital in Welwyn Garden City less than two hours later.

Jamie lived in Latium Close, Holywell Hill, with his partner Cassie, whom he met in 1998.

He is also survived by a brother Andreas, mother Marie-Helene and father Irvine.

His family paid tribute to him this week, saying that he would be remembered for his gentle and giving nature, along with his "broad smile and numerous hairstyles".

His father, Irvine, said: "Jamie's life should have been longer, but it was a life lived to the full and one which brought joy to a great many people. He was immensely popular and no-one who knew him had a bad word to say about him."

Jamie's brother Andreas added: "The shock has been awful, but the support offered by Jamie's many, many friends has made a real difference. He was much loved and I will miss him terribly."

Jamie was born in 1980 in Manchester to a French mother and a Scottish father and moved to Wheathampstead seven years later.

He attended St Helen's Primary School in the village before going on to attend Roundwood Park in Harpenden. He went on to college where he obtained an HND in Typographic Design.

Jamie was a talented designer who worked on Action Man campaigns for Hasbro before becoming an integral part of a London design agency.

He was a keen footballer and was named AFC Saints' player of the year for the 2007 to 2008 season, having played in every position, including goalkeeper, for the St Albans Sunday league side.

Jamie had also made many friends through the live music scene in St Albans as a member of several local bands who played at the Horn on numerous occasions.

A group on the social networking site Facebook has been set up to celebrate Jamie's memory and had around 200 members this morning (Tuesday).

Jamie's funeral will take place at the West Herts Crematorium in Garston on Friday at 10.30am. The family have asked that no flowers be sent.


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