Widow pays tribute to Gosport pensioner who died after row with cyclist

Roy Galvin, who died after  an altercation with a cyclist in Bury Road, Gosport
Roy Galvin, who died after an altercation with a cyclist in Bury Road, Gosport

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THE widow of a Gosport pensioner who died after he rowed with a cyclist said ‘he was my entire world’.

The family of Roy Galvin, from Alverstoke, have paid tribute to the 69-year-old after he died at Queen Alexandra Hospital this morning.

Mr Galvin, who was in the Royal Navy, was being treated at the Cosham hospital after he hit his head on the road following a dispute on the one-way system on Bury Road, in Gosport, at around 5.50pm on Sunday.

His wife Deborah said: ‘Roy was my total companion and we had a lot of fun sharing our lives together.

‘He was incredibly intelligent and very, very, funny. He just loved life and was my best friend in the world.

‘Roy retired from the Royal Navy in 1987 and had so many friends in the Gosport area.

‘Everybody knew him when he walked the poodles.

‘He was my entire world and was very loyal. He was a wonderful husband to me, brother, and thought the world of his nephew Grant.

‘We will all miss him very much.’