Tribute to Kyle Littley

So much loved and missed.

Kyle Littley was a bright, cheerful, fun loving and popular young man whose sad loss has had a devastating effect on all his family.

Kyle was passionate about the outdoor life.

He enjoyed course and sea fishing, shooting, moto cross (entering competitions with Exmoor Enduro Club), playing pool, going for long walks with his dog, Milly, body boarding and surfing on family holidays in Croyde and playing golf with his father at Axe Golf Club, where he was a member.

Kyle also loved the summertime, when he worked on the self- drive boats on Beer beach.


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He attended Seaton Primary School and Axe Valley Community College and then studied for his Diploma in Agriculture and Farm Management at Bicton College, where he made many great friends while enjoying the social side of college life.

In his memory, the college recently planted a tree (Liquid Amber) which is a touching tribute and much appreciated by his mother, Tina, father, Neil, sister, Gabby, and step-father, also Neil.

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Along with his studies at Bicton, Kyle was very proud to gain hands-on experience working part-time for Martin Hurford at his farm in Southleigh, where he was given a position of great responsibility and trust.

Kyle had not long passed his driving test at the first attempt at 17, making his mum so proud.

Kyle’s service was held at St Gregory’s Church, in Seaton, and befitting his station he was brought to church by tractor and trailer, driven by his close friend Chris Bailey, and followed by two other tractors, also driven by close friends, Tom Reed and Steve Smith. The church itself was filled with all Kyle’s family and hundreds of friends, leaving standing room only.

Kyle lived with his mum, sister and step-dad and losing him has left a huge hole in their lives.

The house is very quiet and empty without him.

Kyle and his mum, Tina, had a very close relationship and could talk about anything.

Having the same sense of humour, with lots and lots of laughter in their lives, kept her motivated through difficult problems with her health in the past and she misses him more than she can describe.

Kyle and his sister, Gabby, were very close and she has taken comfort in the fact that she knew Kyle loved her very much and describes him as “the best brother you could ever want to grow up with”.

Kyle spent his weekends at his dad’s, where he enjoyed spending time playing with his half-brother, Tio.

Kyle’s dad, Neil Littley, says he still can’t believe it’s happened and it hasn’t fully hit him yet, and as the rest of the family misses him terribly.

Both Kyle’s mum and dad kept vigil at his bed constantly while he was in hospital and were both by his side when he sadly passed away.

They would like to thank the critical care team at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, were they tried so hard to save Kyle and also for their ongoing support.

They would also like to say thank you to all those who gave a donation towards Spring Intensive Care Charity , Plymouth, (�658.22) and Kyle’s friends, who continue to post comments and tributes on his Facebook page, showing the enormity of how much he was loved and will be missed.

Through this tragic loss, Kyle’s mother and family cannot stress strongly enough the importance of wearing a cycle helmet at all times and for all ages.

The Midweek Herald is to launch a cycle safety campaign in Kyle’s memory.

We hope to encourage people of all ages to take the importance of wearing helmets seriously.

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