release remembers M5 victim who worked in Burnham-On-Sea
of Elaina Beard, the Burnham-On-Sea care worker who was tragically
killed in a crash on the M5 earlier this mont, have held a balloon
release in her memory.
have poured in for 29-year-old Elaina Beard, pictured, who
died in a four-car collision shortly before 6.20am
on February 9th between junctions 25 for Taunton and 26 for Wellington,
as reported here.
worked for Bluebird Care in Burnham-On-Sea, providing home care
and personal domestic care to local residents.
50 friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues of Elaina gathered
on Friday February 16th to remember her.
gathered outside her former home at Westfield House in Bridgwater,
before heading to St Matthew's Field to release more than 100 balloons
in her memory. One of her favourite songs was played as the balloons
her death, Elainas family released a statement saying they
were "heartbroken" at her passing.
tribute read: "Even as we write this it still doesnt
seem real that she was taken away from us so early."
are supporting each other as a family and have sought a little comfort
in the outpouring of messages from people close and far, and we
thank you all. We take some comfort knowing she is now with our
nan and grandad."
at Bluebird Care, based at Westpark, Chelston, near Wellington,
also paid tribute describing Elaina as a "firecracker"
in the Burnham-On-Sea team.