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'Loving, doting' uncle killed walking along a road just yards from his home; Meirion Huw Lloyd was returning from a trip to Swansea on the day he died.

Byline: Christie Bannon

The pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in Ystradgynlais was a "loving" and "doting" uncle who had cared for his mother for more than 30 years.

Meirion Huw Lloyd, aged 74, fromYstradgynlais, died in a collision with a car in Neath Road on Saturday, March 30.

He had returned home from a trip to Swansea on that day when he died "only yards from his home".

His family have called him a "loving" uncle and great-uncle, as well as a talent musician.

Mr Lloyd had worked as a teacher and civil servant before caring for his mother for 35 years.

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They said in a statement: "Meirion Huw Lloyd was a loving, doting uncle to his niece Catherine and nephew Rhodri and a doting great-uncle to Megan, Izzy and Rhodri William, who he always adorned with carefully, considered gifts.

"He had worked as a teacher and civil servant before becoming a carer for his mother, Lilian Lloyd, living in Forest View, Neath Road, Ystradgynlais, for 35 years.

"The son of William Herbert Lloyd, Meirion was the proud, younger brother of David Tudor Lloyd and they were brought up in Seven Sisters.

"Meirion was a talented musician and had a keen interest in culture and Welsh sport, notably supporting Swansea City FC and Glamorgan CC.

"Meirion had always enjoyed walking and was a regular visitor toSwanseaand Mumbles.

"On Saturday, March 30, Meirion had returned from a trip there, but the day ended tragically only yards from his home."

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Date:Apr 8, 2019
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