Children orphaned as dad dies in crash after mum died at Pontins

Heartbreaking tributes have been paid to three children who have lost their parents in the space of eights months.

Robert Holmes, 36, was hit by a car while riding his bike near Menai Bridge, Anglesey on Good Friday.

He sadly died at the scene.

Last August, Mr Holmes’ partner and mum to his three boys, Sioned Evans, 33, died after going into cardiac arrest at Pontins in Prestatyn.

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Friends of the family have spoken of their devastation and sent love and thoughts to their children, Aaron, Jack and Connor, reports North Wales Live.

One said: "Absolutely heartbreaking.

"Thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and especially those three young boys who tragically have lost their mum and dad at such a young age. God Bless."

Another wrote: "Such sad news. How much more does this poor family have to suffer? Absolutely heartbreaking. Sending all my love and thoughts to you all."

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One message read: "Such a very sad situation – my love and heart go out to those three little boys who have already had to deal with so much in their short lives."

One posted: "I'm devastated that your family have to go through such heartache once again and my thoughts are with them all especially the three boys you spoke so highly of, wherever you may be I hope you find your peace."

While another said: "Absolutely gutted Rob. You were a top bloke. At least you can be with Sioned now."

One woman wrote: "I hoped this wasn’t true. So gutted. You were such a nice kind hearted soul, you were always a good friend to me, I will never forget you."

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After her death last year, Sioned was described as a "loving mother."

Following the tragedy, more than £4,500 was raised after a GoFundMe page was set up to help her family pay for her funeral.

Yesterday, Robert's family released a statement saying they are "heartbroken."

It said: "Our loving son, Robert Holmes died too soon at 36 years old, in a tragic road accident on Pentraeth Road.

"We are all heart broken.

"He will be dreadfully missed by his three boys Aaron, Jack and Connor and his whole family and friends.”

Police and ambulance crews attended the crash scene on Good Friday and the road was closed for 19 hours while investigations were carried out.

Sergeant Emlyn Hughes of North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit said: “Our sympathies go out to Mr Holmes’ family and friends at this difficult time.

“We are appealing for any witnesses or those with dashcam that were in the area of Pentraeth Road, Menai Bridge between 8.45pm and 9.10pm on Friday night."

Anybody with information is asked to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 or via live web chat quoting reference number Y049943.

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