Tributes paid to expectant father killed after A93 crash

Nathan Thomas Gunn. Picture: Police Scotland.
Nathan Thomas Gunn. Picture: Police Scotland.
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The family of a father-to-be who died following a crash on the A93 have spoken of his ‘special gift’ to bring joy to people as police appealed for any remaining witnesses to come forward.

Nathan Thomas Gunn, who was just 30, died following the serious collision on the A93 from Ballater to Braemar on Friday evening.

Mr Gunn was due to become a father for the first time in August, and his family say that his baby will grow up hearing the plethora of stories about the impact he had on many people.

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A family statement read: “Nathan’s death is an overwhelming tragedy, as his death has rocked not only his family and those closest to him but also anyone that has ever known him.

“He had a special gift of bringing laughter to any situation, the most endearing and gentlest of clowns, and demonstrated only kindness to everyone he encountered.

“Nathan was passionate about music and travelled the world in his time as part of rock band Estrella, who will forever miss their shining bass guitarist and beloved brother.

“His families - both Thurso and Aboyne - have been left shattered, as too have his colleagues and friends at The Boat Inn where he had recently been promoted to management.

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“There he was also responsible for events coordination and raising money for various Deeside charities. Both communities are now reeling at the loss of such a rare and beautiful soul.

“Nathan was due to be a first time father in August and groomsman to two brothers, his will be an absence keenly felt this year and every year that follows.

“Baby Gunn will know through stories and photos the legend that was their daddy, for now however the pain is overwhelming and those closest to him respectfully ask for privacy while they grieve.”

Road Policing Sergeant Peter Henderson said: “Our thoughts are with Nathan’s family and friends at this very sad time

“Our enquiries into this tragic incident continue and I would ask that anyone who has not already given their details to Police but who saw either vehicle in the area that evening to please get in touch. Likewise if any motorists think they have dash-cam footage which could assist let us know.

“Anyone with information can contact Police on 101 quoting incident no. 3322 of Feb 23.”