Family pay tribute to ‘amazing father’ killed in New Year’s Eve collision in Dartford
PUBLISHED: 12:49 05 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:52 05 January 2016
Erith GP Dr Wilson Fok was described by his wife and children as “a true gentlemen” who told “terrible dad jokes”
The family of a 59-year-old father who died following a collision in Dartford have released a tribute as officers continue to appeal for witnesses.
Dr Wilson Fok, who worked as a GP in Erith and neighbouring areas, was walking in Heath Lane with his wife on New Year’s Eve when he was hit by a white Mercedes Vito near a car park at about 7.50pm.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and his wife was not seriously injured.
The driver of the van is not reported to have suffered any injuries and no arrests have been made.
His wife and children released the following tribute on Tuesday:
“He was a loving husband, wonderful father, loyal friend and well respected GP.
“It is with great sadness we are writing to inform you of the sudden death of our Dad, Wilson Fok.
“On New Year’s Eve, our Mum and Dad were walking near Dartford Heath when they were involved in a collision with a van and despite all the best efforts of the Ambulance and Air Ambulance services Dad tragically died at the scene.
“We are all absolutely devastated by this loss.
“Dad was an amazing father and real family man.
“Our house was always full of love and laughter – especially with his terrible “dad jokes”!
“But he taught us the same values he believed in, making us the children we are today.
“He has a huge family contingent in Hong Kong and regularly went back to visit; he loved tennis and played regularly with his merry band of tennis friends; he was learning French; enjoyed sailing and went ballroom-dancing every week with Mum.
“Dad had been a GP for 30 years serving patients of Erith and neighbouring areas.
“He was an excellent doctor, a true gentleman, very courteous, helpful and above all showed great care for the well-being of his patients.
“It has been evident over the last few days how sorely missed Dad will be to all his family, friends, colleagues and patients.”