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.
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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