Family pays tribute to St Albans mum

PUBLISHED: 15:47 29 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:47 29 November 2013

Family pay tribute to Christine Kielkowski of St Albans

Family pay tribute to Christine Kielkowski of St Albans

Archant

Tributes were paid today (Friday) to a caring St Albans mum-of-five who tragically died in a road collision last weekend.

A Herts Police spokeswoman said that Christine Kielkowski, 51, collided with a tree on the A1 northbound Barnet bypass, near Borehamwood, at 6.18pm on Sunday, November 24.

She said: “Sadly, Christine died at the scene.”

Christine, who moved to St Albans about six years ago, was the mother of five sons, Keith, Wayne, Lee, James and Darren.

She was also the grandmother of four grandchildren, Lennon, Lacey, Freddie and Ellie.

Christine worked as a carer for the past ten years, supporting many elderly and disabled people in their homes.

One of her sons said: “Mum was such a hardworking and caring person. She always worked so hard to support her family and never stopped.

“Even when she got home she’d be driving between us all to spend time with us and her grandchildren, who she loved so much.”

He added: “Mum’s colleagues have said that she always made time for the people she cared for and went above and beyond for them.

“She took time to sit with them, even if it was longer than she should, just to hold their hand and make sure they were OK. She worked long hours but she was so passionate about her work.”

Her son said that Christine, an Arsenal supporter, enjoyed socialising and was a bubbly person.

He said: “She always made time for her family and friends. She was so loved by us all, and we’ll miss her.”

The family welcome people who knew Christine to join them at her funeral, which is taking place on Wednesday December 4, at 12.30pm, at Islington Crematorium.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Herts Advertiser