The family of a man who died following a crash in Corringham has issued the following tribute and picture:
“Daniel Lary, son of Steve and Sue, went to St Josephs primary school and then onto St Clere’s school in Stanford-le-Hope, where he learnt to play, and got his love for, rugby.
“Daniel had friends wherever he went, at school, rugby or work. He was part of a big family that loved him very much. He was a ‘big bear’ with such a big heart, and had a big cheeky grin that lit up a room. He could make everyone laugh, even if it was him they were laughing at, with his great sense of humour and his relaxed attitude to life. All these things made him so unique.
“His car was one of the loves of his life. Whether it was raining or hailing, he would be out there giving sweat and blood just to screw a bolt tighter. He was a well known regular at the gym, and worked out twice a day to be a ‘beefcake’.
“He loved his weekly routine of going to
Nan’s for a Sunday roast and every Wednesday he’d visit his dad Steve for steak and chips, whom he had a very close relationship with. They were like Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum or dumb and dumber. He was always there for his little sister Jade in every step of her life.
“Daniel leaves behind his beautiful 18-month-old daughter and his son, who is due to be born in six weeks, with his partner Nina, who he loved and shared a home with.
“He was very deep and very loving, and Daniel has left a huge hole in so many lives.”
The family request that the media respect their privacy at this time.