Tributes paid to Worthing dad-of-six who died in Shoreham Airshow crash

Mark Trussler with his fiancee Giovanna Chirico and four of his children

Mark Trussler with his fiancee Giovanna Chirico and four of his children

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The family of Mark Trussler have paid heartfelt tributes to the father of six after he died in the Shoreham Airshow crash.

Mark, 54, a window cleaner from Worthing, had taken his motorbike for a spin to Shoreham as he wanted to see the last flight of the Vulcan.

Samantha Hollis with her father Mark Trussler who died in the Shoreham Airshow crash

Samantha Hollis with her father Mark Trussler who died in the Shoreham Airshow crash

His fiancee Giovanna Chirico said: “It was a nice day and I text him when the flight was due.

“He replied saying I should get the kids ready so we could take them out to lunch on his return.

“I said I loved him and he replied ‘I love you too, forever.’ I didn’t hear from him again.

“He was an amazing dad who had a passion for motorbikes and rugby. He would do anything for his kids and they couldn’t have asked for a better dad.

“He loved all his family. He was happy-go-lucky and if you were down he would cheer you up. We are going to miss him terribly.”

Mark was a much-loved son, dad, fiance, brother and cousin. He has six children - Samantha, Kaitlin, and Luke, 12, Mia, 10, Sophia, three, and two-year-old Alicia (pictured with Giovanna).

In paying tribute to her father Samantha Hollis said: “My dad was my best friend and the best father anyone could ask for. He would always make me laugh with his silly jokes.

“I will painfully miss him every day. I am very proud to be his daughter; he was loved by so many.”

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