Taxi driver killed in A1 crash named as John Nisbet

RELATIVES of a taxi driver killed in a crash on the A1 have been left 'utterly heartbroken' by his death.

Friday, 2nd December 2016, 1:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:27 pm
John Nisbet

John Nisbet, from Edinburgh, died when his London cab collided with a van on Sunday between the Old Craighall and Wallyford Junctions.

Mr Nisbet, 72, had been married for 32 years and was described as a keen golfer and snooker player.

His son Eddie said: “It goes without saying that as a family we are utterly heartbroken by my father’s recent passing. The warmth, humour, generosity and compassion that John brought to the lives of his family and friends is truly immeasurable. His loss has left a void that will be impossible to fill.

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“His doting wife, Gaye, will forever cherish their 32 years of marriage after falling in love at first sight. He was her hero, her best friend and ultimately her life – her heart will forever belong to him.

“A huge personality in golfing, taxi driving and snooker circles across the city, he left an indelible mark on a vast amount of people.

“We have been overwhelmed by the depth of sentiment that has been expressed to us. We are now getting a true feel for just how popular and well-loved he is, which has offered us a huge amount of comfort.”