NEIGHBOURS have been paying tribute to a Marsh woman who died after being hit by a car near her home.
They have described Marjorie Johnston, of Lawrence Road as “a lovely lady” and “a genuine neighbour” following the tragedy.
Police have appealed for witnesses after 81-year-old widow Mrs Johnston was hit by a Toyota Avensis car on Westbourne Road, near the junction with Eldon Road around 10.05pm on Sunday, May 1.
She was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but died later of her injuries.
Mrs Johnston lived alone at her terraced home and is understood to have two daughters, one living in Halifax, and two grandchildren.
Retired newsagents Douglas and Joan Bailey, who live across the road, said Mrs Johnston had lived in Lawrence Road for around 20 years.
“She was grand, always very pleasant and used to come across to our home every now and then,” said Mrs Bailey. “We used to see her in the Co-op mostly, where she used to go every day.”
Home care assistant Sharon Mallinson knew Mrs Johnston when visiting her next door neighbour Joyce Rangeley.
“She was a lovely lady, very independent.
“She used to work as a volunteer in the Samaritans charity shop about 18 months ago. She talked about that to me and really enjoyed it,” said Mrs Mallinson, of Oakes.
Nextdoor neighbour Claire Kaye said: “She was very active. It’s such a shame. She went out most days with her shopping trolley.
“She was a genuine neighbour, not nosy, but she would take parcels in for me from the postman. She did that a few times for me.
“Everyone around here keeps themselves to themselves, but it is still a shock.”
Any witnesses to the collision are being asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 01924 293047.