The family of a woman killed after being hit by a bus have paid tribute to a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and nan.

Kerry Elizabeth Goodchild, 52, from Watford, died in Market Street in the town centre on Monday.

Ms Goodchild’s family say she died “immediately” at the scene following the collision which happened at around 6.20pm.

In a statement, Ms Goodchild’s family said: “Kerry was a vivacious and loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and most recently a nan. She will be missed sorely by her family and her many friends in Watford and beyond.”

Earlier this week, friends and family left flowers and messages near the scene in Market Street.

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Flowers and messages left near the scene

Ms Goodchild’s family have created a fundraising page to help pay for costs towards her funeral.

The family say they are “grateful to the many generous people” who have already helped out.

Nearly £2,000 has been raised by more than 60 supporters with the family setting a target of £3,000.

Ms Goodchild’s family also want to thank the even larger number of people who have expressed their sympathy and support to her sons, daughter, mother, and other family members.

The JustGiving page can be found by clicking here.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision between Ms Goodchild and the single-decker bus, which happened in Market Street between the High Street and ring road.

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have any dashcam footage which would assist the investigation is asked to contact police.

You can report information online at or call 101 quoting Op Triton.