Search

Family’s tribute to Diss High student Jordan Coppin who died after a crash near Eye

10:04 23 April 2012

18-year-old Jordan Coppin from Eye who died in a crash near Eye. Jordan is pictured here with him mum, Anne shortly before he died

18-year-old Jordan Coppin from Eye who died in a crash near Eye. Jordan is pictured here with him mum, Anne shortly before he died

Archant

A heartbroken family has paid glowing tribute to a much-loved son and brother with a “heart of gold” and a “brilliant sense of humour” who died following a car crash.

Jordan Coppin, 18, from Eye, passed away in hospital following a crash in Yaxley.

His grieving mother Anne, stepfather David Gooderham and brothers Lawrence and Adam paid moving tribute to the Diss High School student.

They described him as someone who was “full of life” and with a great deal of potential to fulfil his ambition of becoming a primary school teacher.

Lawrence, 22, a management consultant with Accenture in London, said: “It is difficult to sum up someone who has been in your life since you can first remember. However, Jordan was an amazing brother who was full of life, confident and who had a brilliant sense of humour – truly someone who had so much potential in life.

“He was loved by everyone who ever met him, and I’d like to say how proud myself and Adam were of the man he was just becoming. He will always be in our hearts and minds and we look forward to seeing him again one day.”

Jordan attended the sixth form at Diss High School, where he was studying Classics, sociology and psychology. Before that he attended Hartismere School from the age of 11 to 16. His mother said he had hoped to become a primary school teacher and had received a glowing report during a work placement at nearby Stoke Ash.

Ms Coppin, 53, of Magdalen Street, Eye, a senior project worker for homeless charity, Solo, said: “The headteacher said Jordan’s ability with children was something that couldn’t be taught. He had a very close relationship with both his brothers. He and Adam were like twins. I was proud to be his mum.

“He had a heart of gold and was always walking around with a smile on his face. He used to call me his ‘old dear’ in front of his friends, which I think he quite liked. He was extremely popular.”

Jordan had just started a Sunday job at the local Co-op, while he also worked at the Cornwallis Country Hotel in nearby Brome, where his brother Adam, 20, is duty manager.

Dr Jan Hunt, headteacher at Diss High School, said Jordan would be sadly missed and they had asked students to come up with suggestions of how he should be remembered.

“He was a very popular boy. He was in line to get some good A-level results. He had a character that made people warm to him. We were all devastated to hear the news and there are a lot of people in the sixth form who are very upset,” she said.

Jim McAtear, headteacher at Hartismere School, said: “It is heartbreaking to see anyone’s life end so young, particularly someone we liked as much as Jordan. Our heart goes out to his family.”

Jordan died in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, on Wednesday following a collision at about 12.15am on Saturday, April 7 on Castleton Way in Yaxley, about half a mile east of the junction with the A140.

The red Rover 214 he was driving left the road and collided with a hedgerow and a tree.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Pc Stephen Griggs, at the Serious Collision Investigation Team, on 101.

Other news

Yesterday, 21:14
Residents in a canoe on the flooded Low Road at Scole. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Heavy rain which fell for several hours today has caused flooding in many areas of south Norfolk and Breckland

Fri, 09:39
Plans have been put forward for fields off Cuffer Lane, near Moat Lane and Saint Martins Gardens in New Buckenham for housing.

The character of a Norfolk village, which is an early example of a medieval planned town, could be under threat if a new housing estate is built, according to residents.

Thu, 22:27
Vote counting takes place at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich after the ballot boxes arrived in a fleet of cars.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Here’s how the night and early morning unfolded as Britain voted to leave the EU in a historic referendum.

Thu, 12:30
Dickleburgh Stores and Post Office reopens after the extensive renovation and refurbishment of the original store. l-r: Post office counter assistant Claire Edmeades, manager Callum Langstaff and Owner, Mike Humphreys.

A south Norfolk shop has reopened after having extensive refurbishment work done on both the inside and outside.

Most Read

Yesterday, 21:14
Residents in a canoe on the flooded Low Road at Scole. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Heavy rain which fell for several hours today has caused flooding in many areas of south Norfolk and Breckland

Read more
Rescue Service
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
A car tries to get through Station Road in Wroxham. Picture: Antony Kelly

Norfolk and north Suffolk faces another wet day today which could cause further localised flooding, the Met Office has warned.

Read more
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This map shows area in blue which are at risk of flooding in Norfolk

Shock figures have revealed that more than 100,000 properties in Norfolk are at risk of being flooded.

Read more
Fri, 09:39
Plans have been put forward for fields off Cuffer Lane, near Moat Lane and Saint Martins Gardens in New Buckenham for housing.

The character of a Norfolk village, which is an early example of a medieval planned town, could be under threat if a new housing estate is built, according to residents.

Read more
United Kingdom

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up