A man killed on New Illawarra Road this month has been remembered as a devoted family man.
Paul Brock, 63, was driving near Heathcote Road at Lucas Heights on January 5 when he was the victim of a three-car road crash, over which one driver has since been charged.
Mr Brock, a Heathcote father of two, died at the scene.
He worked as a bus driver for Transdev at Menai Depot, and was on his way home from work on the afternoon of the crash.
The first to attend the scene was an off-duty firefighter. But it was too late to save him.
Mr Brock’s youngest daughter Erin Robertson described him as a devoted husband and carer to his wife Diane, an adoring father to his two daughters, Candace and Erin, a beloved brother to Esma, a loving uncle of Colin, Lisa and Adam.
“He was a friend to everyone and loved by so many,” she said.
A Miranda man, 26, was on Saturday charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, drive while disqualified, illegal use of conveyance and breach of previous bail conditions. He was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court today.
Mrs Robertson says it was “all the more devastating” to discover that the driver should never have been on the road.
“It was already horrific enough to have my beautiful Dad taken this way,” she said.
“My dad did absolutely nothing wrong, he was just driving home from work. He was always so cautious on the roads and always told me to drive safely.”
Mr Brock’s funeral will be held on January 18 at 1.30pm at West Chapel at Woronora Memorial Park followed by a wake at 3pm at Engadine Bowling Club.
Men are invited to wear a Hawaiian shirt, and women, something colourful.