Tributes paid to Exmouth man who died on Christmas Eve

PUBLISHED: 11:27 30 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:14 10 June 2010

Timothy John Cockett

Timothy John Cockett

TRIBUTES are pouring in for a 20-year-old unique and amazing Exmouth man who died on Christmas Eve after suffering serious injuries from a motorbike accident.

TRIBUTES are pouring in for a 20-year-old 'unique' and 'amazing' Exmouth man who died on Christmas Eve after suffering serious injuries from a motorbike accident.

Timothy John Cockett - known by his friends as Timmy - had been riding a 125cc motorcycle along Montpellier Road last week when it hit a number of parked cars and a brick wall.

Since the accident the 20-year-old, of Merrion Avenue, had been on a life support machine with serious head and internal injuries at Derrfiford Hospital, Plymouth, after being transferred from Exeter's Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

He died 'peacefully' with his family around him on December 24.

After the accident friends and family left floral tributes and cards at the spot the young motorcyclist was found.

Timothy's parents, Celia and John, and sister Mary, have been collecting the tribute cards to keep at home, to protect them from rain.

The family said they would 'never be able to fill the space' caused by Timothy's death.

Mr and Mrs Cockett said they hoped their son was now at peace with his grandparents.

"You are now safe in the loving arms of Jesus - your spirit freed. We shall hold you in our hearts forever," said a family tribute.

Nestled among the floral tributes, left by friends, are cans of lager, a roll-up cigarette and cards and messages of love.

A tribute left by friend Lewis said: "In loving memory of an amazing person and my best friend. I will think about you every day and you will always be missed by everyone.

"Exmouth's not going to be the same place without you mate. So many good memories. Sleep well."

Pritch and family said Timmy was 'such a unique guy. You will be missed'.

Friends Matt and Steve said: "You were a proper soldier and you'll never be forgotten."

A card left in loving memory of a dear friend by someone calling themselves Barlow, said: "You were a funny lad and a good mate. "Will miss you every day."

Simon Santucci, co-owner of Supreme Leisure, suppliers of decking, veranda and fencing in Colaton Raleigh, where Mr Cockett had worked as an engineer for the past six months, said:

"He was a really nice honest, loyal, hard working member of staff. He was lovely and always had a great smile on his face. We work really close as a team and Timmy was part of that team. He'll be sorely missed.

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