A MOVING tribute to a young woman killed as she crossed a road close to her Sheffield home has been paid by her grieving mother.
Shaye Farr, aged 24, was walking across busy Hanover Way in Broomhall, close to her home on Gell Street, when she was in collision with a Honda Civic car.
She moved to Sheffield six months ago to work with the Hope City Church hoping for a fresh start, according to friends.
Her mother Tracey Holme, who lives in Stowmarket, Suffolk, has spoken of her utter devastation at the death of her daughter, whom she called ‘cub bear’.
She said: “She was fun, bubbly, kind and she would always give you a hug. She had a heart of gold.
“She was caring and always thought of others and was willing to help people.
“She was the most wonderful child a mum could ask for. It is such a big devastation. Family was very important to her.
“She had so many friends here and in Sheffield.
“They became her family up there and they just took her in. She was planning to come home for Christmas and we were really looking forward to that.”
Shaye, who was sister to Stacey, Bret and Sapphire, had also recently become an aunt to Stacey’s 14-week-old daughter Lillianna.
Mrs Holme said she had been unable to sleep for more than 15 minutes at a time since learning of Shaye’s death.
“I am constantly thinking of things I need to mention to Shaye and I realise she has died,” she said.
“My head just can’t cope with that. I am struggling. It is just very, very hard and very painful. I wish I could just turn back the clock. I so want her back.”
Mrs Holme said one of the hardest things was not having been able to say any sort of goodbye to her daughter.
Shaye’s body has been returned to Suffolk and a funeral will be held soon.
A 22-year-old man, from Nottingham, arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving has been bailed pending further enquiries following the crash on Saturday, November 12.