Family release emotional tribute to Keynsham man Luke Allen after fatal fall

March 21 2018
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The family of a 22-year-old former Broadlands School pupil who died following a fall at a construction site in Bristol last week have released a moving tribute to a “kind, caring and loving” man.

The family of a 22-year-old former Broadlands School pupil who died following a fall at a construction site in Bristol last week have released an emotional tribute to a “kind, caring and loving” man.

Luke Allen, a demolition worker, died from injuries he suffered in the fall in Baldwin Street on Thursday, March 15.

In the statement released by his mum, dad, sister and partner Eva Lewis-Smythe, pictured with Luke, right, they said Luke loved his job with Brocks Labour Ltd, which he joined around two years ago after studying at Bath College and working part-time at Tesco in Keynsham.

The statement continues: “Everywhere Luke went he seemed to make so many great friends, who all now hold fond memories of him.

“Three years ago, Luke met the love of his life, Eva Lewis-Smythe. She was his whole world as he is hers. Luke lived at his home in Keynsham with his mum, dad and sister.

Luke and his family

“Luke loved going to the gym, building muscle and improving himself. He would always tense his arm and say, 'Quick feel my arm'. This always did make people chuckle.

“Luke also loved his tattoos. He wanted them everywhere but so far he had an arm sleeve, a leg sleeve and he had not long started on his other arm. He also had a tiger on his hand for his mum, and along with Eva was this year going to get the number 26 for their anniversary, which is the 26th June.

“Luke was such a kind, caring, loving man and everyone knew it. He was a big softie, especially with his family and Eva. He would always put someone else's needs before his own and do anything to help anyone.

“The loss of Luke has had a massive impact on his family and friends. He touched the hearts of so many people.

“Twenty-two is such a young age to be snatched away from this world, but his memory will live on forever.

“He was, is and always will be the life and soul of the party, the class clown, the best friend, the 'hulk', the best son, boyfriend, brother, grandson and nephew and he will be missed so much.”

A fundraising appeal set up in Luke’s memory in aid of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity has already collected more than £3,000. Anyone who wishes to donate can visit https://www.gofundme.com/air-ambulance-fundraising-page