Tribute to A40 crash victims Ian and Shirley Richards
- 12 May 2014
- From the section South West Wales
The family of a husband and wife killed in a crash in Pembrokeshire have paid tribute saying they would be sorely missed.
Ian and Shirley Richards died when their vehicle collided with another on the A40 near Haverfordwest on Saturday.
They ran a honey farm in Wiston near Haverfordwest and were regular sellers at Pembrokeshire Farmers' Market.
Their son, Mark Richards, a police officer in Pembrokeshire, said they were willing to help anyone.
"Shirley and Ian will both be sorely missed by all their family and friends," he said on behalf of the family.
"They were devoted parents and grandparents and were active members of the Beekeepers' Association, the church and the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Old Comrades.
"Their door was always open and they were always willing to help anyone."
Tributes were also paid by fellow beekeepers.
The pair ran the West Valley Honey Farm in Wiston near Haverfordwest and were regular sellers at Pembrokeshire Farmers' Market.
Mr Richards started keeping bees during his career with the police and expanded the business following his retirement.
A statement on the Pembrokeshire Beekeepers' Association website said Mr Richards provided many beekeepers with their first bees and was "always willing to provide practical help and advice to local beekeepers".
It added: "Shirley was invariably at Ian's side assisting with honey processing and producing preserves which they sold alongside their honey at Pembrokeshire Farmers' Market where they were familiar faces.
"They will be sorely missed."
The group expressed condolences to the couple's family.
Dyfed-Powys Police appealed for witnesses to the incident, which happened at 15:50 BST, to contact them on 101.