Friends pay tribute to fun-loving Shaye

Shaye Farr
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FRIENDS have paid tribute to a ‘fun-loving’ and ‘generous’ woman killed as she crossed a road close to her Sheffield home.

Shaye Eloise Farr, aged 24, moved to Sheffield nine months ago and threw herself into the activities of her church.

The deeply religious woman had moved to the city ‘for a fresh start’, Hope City Church pastor Karen Bianchi told The Star.

She was knocked down and killed as she attempted to cross Hanover Way, Broomhall, close to her home on Gell Street, on Saturday evening.

Shaye, originally from Stowmarket, Suffolk, had lived in Bradford before moving to Sheffield.

Karen said: “Shaye joined our church as soon as she moved here, and immediately got involved.

“She wanted to do as much as possible - meeting as many people as she could and getting involved in everything we did.

“This has shocked everyone. We are so very sad.”

A group of Shaye’s friends at the church, based at the Mega Centre on Bernard Road, Attercliffe, wrote a tribute to their departed friend for The Star.

“Shaye was a fun-loving and bubbly woman,” they said. “She had a big heart for people and would go out of her way for others. She had a generous and friendly spirit and was loved by all those around her. She will be greatly missed by those at Hope City Church.”

Karen said Shaye had been thrilled by the recent birth of her sister’s child. “Shaye absolutely loved kids,” she said. “She was so good with my own children, and was very excited by the fact her sister had recently had a baby.”

Two men arrested over the collision which killed Shaye have been released from custody. A 22-year-old man, from Nottingham, has been bailed pending further inquiries, and a 23-year-old from Sheffield has been released without charge.

Shaye was walking across the Hanover Way ring road from the Broomhill side when she was struck by a black Honda Civic, at 10.30pm on Saturday.