THE WIFE of a man who died after he was hit by a van in Bangor have paid an emotional tribute.
Retired lecturer Eifion Wyn Davies Hughes, aged 84, died a week after he was hit by the Volkswagen van on Waterloo Street.
His wife Caryl said: “He was an active man who walked regularly around the area in spite of his age.
“He will be very much missed by all his family and friends in North and South Wales.”
Mr Hughes, who was born in Wrexham, grew up in Penllegaer, south Wales.
He taught at Llandeilo Grammar School, before he became a botany lecturer at Bangor Normal College in 1963.
Mr Hughes was appointed the college’s head of science, and pursued his interest in art after his retirement in 1983.
He exhibited his waterclours at various galleries including the Royal Cambrian and Oriel Mon.
He was also one of the organists at Penuel Chapel.
Mrs Hughes, his wife of 53 years, added: “He was an active man who walked regularly around the area in spite of his age.”
Officers are continuing to investigate the collision which involved a white coloured Volkswagen panel van.
The van is believed to have been parked on Waterloo Street, before it hit Mr Hughes and crashed into the window of the Britannia building society.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information should contact PC 1516 Philips at the Roads Policing Unit on 101