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Brentford Grandmother Killed by Hit-&-Run Driver

November 19th, 2013

The family of a pensioner who died in a supposed hit-and-run incident have described her as warm, loving and the best mum in the world.
Tributes have poured in for Margaret Streeter, of London Road, Isleworth, after she died at the junction of Boston Manor Road and Half Acre in Brentford when she was hit by a car which failed to stop, while walking with her seven-year-old granddaughter on October 28.
The 68-year-old had lived in Brentford and Isleworth her whole life and as well as having eight children and nearly 30 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she was much loved by the whole community who have rallied around the family, with numerous flowers left by the scene and letters flying through their doors.
Her youngest daughter, Kayleigh Barber, 26, said: “She was the centre of our family, we just can’t believe she’s gone in the way she did.
“She was just the best mum in the world and would do absolutely anything for anyone, she put everybody else first and was always somebody you could turn to, she was just one of those women.
“My mum was a really social woman, about 8-years-ago she overcame agoraphobia and then we couldn’t keep her inside, she was always out shopping and just keeping busy.
“We knew she had a lot of friends but had no idea just how many, the amount of people sending letters and flowers, and coming up to us in the street has been a real comfort to all of our family.
“She was always with her granddaughter who she was with when the incident happened. She absolutely adored her and when my brother, who is her dad, would drive past her house she would always say, ‘can we go and see nan?’.
“I cannot fault her as a mum, she was always there, she was approachable and her warmth could not be matched. She didn’t deserve to die like that.”
Ms Streeter’s funeral, which was conducted by Lodge Brothers & Wickenden in Brentford, was held on Monday 18th November in Hanworth Crematorium.