Family pay tribute to woman who died in collision near Catterick Village

A family has paid tribute to a “loving and devoted” woman who died in a collision near Catterick Village.

Linda Stockdale, 65, from Tunstall, died in a two-vehicle crash on the A6055 on August 1.

Her family described her as a “loving and devoted, partner, mum, grandma and friend to many”.

Linda lived locally all her life, growing up at Barden Lane Farm near Leyburn, living the last 18 years in Tunstall.

In a statement issued through North Yorkshire Police, her family said: “Her whole working life was spent caring for, teaching and supporting young children and their families and she was looking forward to retirement in the coming weeks.

“Loved by everyone who knew her, she enjoyed walks with her family, friends and dogs around her beloved Yorkshire dales.

“Linda was a keen gardener who was involved in many community projects including the Tunstall Community Garden of which she was very proud.

“She will be fondly remembered for her cooking and baking skills together with her famous hospitality.

“Linda made friends wherever she went and was always helping others, including volunteering for numerous local events and clubs.

“She made time for everyone and will be missed by so many.”

Police have appealed for information following the incident on the A6055 between Catterick Village and Leeming Bar which occurred at around 2.20am on August 1.

The incident involved a black Audi A7 which was travelling southbound and a blue Kia Ceed travelling in the opposite direction, which was driven by Mrs Stockdale.

Anyone with information should call 101, select option one and quote reference 12210172288 with information.

Alternatively email the officer in the case, PC Nicola Gill, at Nicola.gill@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk