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Tributes paid to Yarmouth crash victim

PUBLISHED: 15:40 04 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:06 03 July 2010

Dwayne Clucas: He was travelling home to Great Yarmouth when the accident happened that claimed his life.

Dwayne Clucas: He was travelling home to Great Yarmouth when the accident happened that claimed his life.

Friends and relatives of Great Yarmouth man Dwayne Clucas, who died in a car crash, were gathering yesterday to remember him in music and words.

Loved ones from as far afield as the Isle of Man were due to attend the lunchtime service at St Andrew's Church, Gorleston, arriving to the sound of two of Dwayne's favourite songs: Chasing Cars, by Snow Patrol, and a version of the Pink Floyd song, Comfortably Numb, performed by a local band.

Friends and relatives of Great Yarmouth man Dwayne Clucas, who died in a car crash, were gathering yesterday to remember him in music and words.

Loved ones from as far afield as the Isle of Man were due to attend the lunchtime service at St Andrew's Church, Gorleston, arriving to the sound of two of Dwayne's favourite songs: Chasing Cars, by Snow Patrol, and a version of the Pink Floyd song, Comfortably Numb, performed by a local band.

Hymns were to include All Things Bright and Beautiful and Give Me Joy In My Heart before the congregation moved on to the strains of U2's With or Without You.

The funeral cortege was then due to go on to Gorleston Crematorium for a short service before his cremation and a wake at the Ocean Room, with a DJ in the evening.

Mr Clucas, 31, died after his Rover was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa on the A47 Norwich bypass at Caistor St Edmund at 8.15pm on Wednesday, May 20.

His brother Craig, 26, said: “He was the life and soul of the party - everybody knew him.

“Since he died, people I have never met before have been coming up to me and saying they knew him.”

The keen Everton Football Club fan had lived in Drifters Way and had the nickname “Ginge” because of his red hair.

He attracted affectionate jokes from his friends because of his repeated use of the words “At the end of the day” at the start of sentences.

On the day of his death, Mr Clucas was heading back from Leicester, to where he had travelled with his housemate, Jason Norven, to collect a set of golf clubs from Mr Norven's father.

He attended Herman Middle and Oriel High School in Gorleston and became a familiar face at the Arcadian snooker club in Gorleston.

Mr Clucas leaves two children, Harley and Harmony, and other members of his family, who all live at Gorleston. They include parents George and Jan, sisters Sarah and Heidi and brother Craig.

Friends gathered at Mr Clucas's favourite pub, the New Commodore, in Gorleston, on bank holiday Monday to celebrate his life.

Information about the accident to PC Michael Robertson of the Norfolk police serious collision investigation team on 0845 456 4567.

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