A RETIRED nurse who spent her life caring for others will be remembered as a ‘much-loved nana who was adored by many’.

Maureen Syers, from Orford, was crossing Winwick Road when she was involved in a crash on October 2 at 9.20am.

She later died from her injuries leaving her loved ones heartbroken.

Following her sudden death, her granddaughter Jemma Flaherty paid tribute to the 83-year-old, who previously lived in Burtonwood for 40 years.

The 31-year-old, from St Helens, said: “She was absolutely brilliant and she brought me up from an early age.

“She was a fantastic nana to my son Ollie. They had an unbreakable bond.”

Maureen, who worked as a psychiatric nurse for 40 years at the old Winwick Hospital, spent the past eight years of her life living in Poplars Avenue.

The 83-year-old, who has four children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson, had been living on her own since her husband Alfred’s death nine years ago.

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“She was a witty woman who was loved by anyone she met,” said Jemma, who has been in a state of shock since it happened.

“She used to love to dance and jive when she was younger.

“She was so active. She was on her way to see me and Ollie and I started to worry as I hadn’t heard from her.

“When I called a fella answered the phone and said she had been run over.

“She was alive and fighting then. It was all such a shock.”

Maureen’s funeral will take place on October 22 at 12.30pm at St Alban’s Church in Bewsey followed by a service at Walton Lea Crematorium at 1.40pm.

All those who knew Maureen are invited to attend her funeral.

The details of the wake will be confirmed at a later date.

Police enquiries in relation to the crash, which involved a red Hyundai I20 on the southbound carriageway near to Toll Bar Road, are ongoing.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who believes they have any dashcam footage of the incident

Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 200738 or visit cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries.

To submit dashcam footage visit cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.