Daddy’s gone to the moon, children of death crash motorcyclist told

LOVING tributes have been paid to a 'perfect' father-of-three who died in a motorbike crash on the Acle Straight.

Tony Webb, 25, was driving his black Yamaha motorbike to Acle where he worked as a support worker when it was in collision with a silver Ford Transit heading in the same direction.

While the air ambulance attended, Tony received fatal injuries and died at the scene on Monday, March 26, around a mile out of Yarmouth.

It is the first fatal collision on the Acle Straight since October 2009.

The lifelong West Ham fan had been engaged to his fiance Emma Kane, 28, for three years and she is still coming to terms with her loss.

He lived with her and their two sons Max, 22 months, and Ben, seven months in Exmouth Road, Great Yarmouth - his daughter Isabelle, six, lives separately with her mother.

And Emma said Tony was a family man who would do anything for his children.

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'He was my fiance and best friend and he was mine and our children's world,' she said. 'He was an excellent dad and we would go without so much stuff so they could have things.

'It's not really sunk in and doesn't feel real at the moment.'

And she says she does not know how to break the bad news to their children.

'We told Max he's now on the moon,' she said. 'In the evening he says 'the moon's out, I want to see my dad' and we have to take him into the garden.'

Tony was born in Southend and moved to Yarmouth 12 years ago.

After finishing at Yarmouth High School he learned bricklaying at Great Yarmouth College, passing his course with flying colours.

When the recession set in he switched careers to help people with learning difficulties as a support worker.

He would work as many shifts as he could to support his family, and lived a stone's throw from his parents' house - also in Exmouth Road.s

His father John, 53, said: 'A hell of a lot of people know him. He's had hundreds of comments paying tribute on Facebook.

'We had to put the phone on mute as it was getting so many messages - people were just getting up at 1am, thinking of him and writing on his page.'

John, who works as a mobile patrol officer, added: 'He would do anything for anyone - all the old dears loved him and called him their toy boy.

'He was a family man, well liked and would do anything for anyone - he was the bubbles in the champagne.

'When somebody had a problem they phoned him.

'In 53 years I never once thought I'd be burying my own son.'

Tony was a keen fisherman who enjoyed days out at Burgh Castle, an animal lover who kept snakes and a huge personality with a mischievous sense of humour.

And his family say it is appropriate that his funeral is to be on Friday 13.

'We couldn't help but chuckle as he had a sick sense of humour like I've got,' said John. 'When we tell people the funeral is on Friday 13, everybody says 'typical Tony!''

His family say he will never be forgotten, and his younger sister Debby, 22, said: 'He was really one of a kind and looked after me on many occasions.

'He even tried to toughen me up - but didn't succeed - and cooked the best roast pork with crackling ever.

'My beautiful brother was taken a lot too soon - a perfect uncle.'

Tony is survived by his fiance Emma, children Max, Ben and Isabelle, parents John and Sharon, sisters Kelly and Debby and niece and nephews Courtney, Charlie and Leonard - who knew him as Ton Ton.

The funeral will be at Gorleston Crematorium on Friday, April 13 at 4pm, and friends are then invited to the Albert Tavern. A collection for the air ambulance will be held, and some of his family members are having memorial tattoos.

His family wished to thank to Nathan at Brundish and Sons funeral directors for their support.

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