A 'devoted' mother of three from Christleton has been named as the victim of last week's collision on the A55.

Barbara Dunbavand, 53, tragically died in the incident involving a DAF lorry on the southbound carriageway between the A51 Vicars Cross and the A41 Sainsbury's roundabout on Thursday morning (December 10).

Her family described her as an 'enthusiastic contributor' to her community.

A tribute released through Cheshire police reads: "Barbara Dunbavand, 53, from Christleton, much loved wife of Andy, devoted mother of three sons, partner in local accountancy firm Hall Livesey Brown dear friend to many and enthusiatic contributor to the local community."

Mrs Dunbavand became a partner at Hall Livesey Brown, on Nicholas Street, in 1995, five years after joining as manager.

Her husband Dr Andrew Dunbavand is based at City Walls Medical Centre in Chester which has a branch surgery at Saughall Medical Centre.

A spokesperson for Hall Livesey Brown said: "Barbara will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara’s family and friends."

Mrs Dunbavand helped out for many years at the Chester football club AFC Waverton.

Neil Morgan of the Chester and District Junior Football League said: "Devastated for all concerned to have lost such a wonderful lady. Barbara spent many years helping AFC Waverton become such a professional junior football club. God bless you for all your hard work."

The Dunbavand family have a long association with Boughton Hall Cricket Club which has also issued a tribute on its website: “We were deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the tragic passing of Barbara Dunbavand last week.

“Our thoughts from the CBH Family are very much with the Dunbavand Family and our dear friends Andy, Adam, Guy and Max at this time.

“Andy wishes it to be known that Barbara’s funeral service will be held at St James’ Church, Christleton on Tuesday, December 22 at 11am followed by reflection at the Rowton Hall Hotel.

“Andy has also asked that anybody attending DOES NOT wear black.”

Tributes to Mrs Dunbavand have also been coming in via The Chronicle Facebook page.

Nicola Goodrich said: "RIP beautiful lady, you touched so many lives, we will miss you so much....very fond memories of you."

Adam Dandy posted: "So terribly sad, I can't imagine what her family are going through sending all our love and thoughts."

Lorraine Roberts said: "Thinking of her poor children, even more so at this time of year! Thoughts also with family and friends, very sad news R.I.P."

And Kate Mallows posted: "Only met her a couple of times but she was always lovely and smiley. All her boys so polite and charming. Am devastated for her family."

Teresa Fajardo emailed to say: “Dear Barbara, rest in peace. I feel deeply for your husband and children, my thoughts are with them. You will be sadly missed by so many. It is so unreal.”

Did you know Mrs Dunbavand? You can leave your tributes in the comments below or email cheshire.news@trinitymirror.com