Tributes pour in to 'lovely', 'kind' and 'friendly' woman who died in Doncaster crash

Tributes have flooded in to a ‘genuinely kind and friendly’ woman who died in a crash in Doncaster.

Janet Sylvester, aged 63, was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on Stainforth Road last Tuesday, December 10, involving a green Honda Civic, which she was driving, and a red Toyota Rav4.

Her family yesterday paid their respects, after she was named by police, describing in a moving message how ‘a beautiful light has gone from our lives’.

Friends have since taken to social media to offer their condolences and share their fond memories of a woman it appears touched many people’s lives.

Janet Sylvester

Lynne Bowden wrote: “I remember Janet from Doncaster college in 1974. She was a lovely girl. So sad. RIP.”

Marlene Williams commented: “She was indeed a lovely lady. I had an interview for a job by her, she put my mind at ease. Such a sad loss.”

James Hopper said: “A devastating loss to her family, friends and colleagues. She was one of the most genuinely kind and friendly individuals I have ever met, in and out of work.”

Ann Staton wrote: “I remember this lovely lady. She was head cook at a school in Sprotbrough when I worked there. My thoughts are with her family.”

Joan Sowerby commented: “She was so gentle and friendly. She made my son’s wedding cake too. Worked at Carr house with her . Love to her family.

And Angie Biggins said: “So shocked and saddened to hear this tragic news. Janet was a lovely, kind, sincere lady and the best work colleague. Sending my deepest condolences to all her family, friends and work colleagues.”

The driver of the Toyota, a 69-year-old Doncaster man, remained in hospital in a critical condition yesterday.

Both families ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.

Police remain keen to hear from witnesses, who have been asked to call 101, quoting incident number 655 of December 10.