by Oge Okonkwo
A bride-to-be is currently grieving the loss of her fiancé in a car crash a month to their wedding.
Dawn Gordon was celebrating her hen night a month before she was due to marry Bryan Whyte, the father of her four children.
She heard about a crash on her hen night but she did not know her fiance was involved and feared the worst when he didn’t answer his phone.
Mirror News reports:
She told the Daily Record : “Bryan always answered his phone so when he didn’t answer I knew it was him.”
Bryan, an HGV mechanic who was about to make his international darts debut for Scotland, was killed when his car was in a crash with a pickup on the A82 north of Fort William.
It happened as Dawn arrived in Inverness for her hen weekend.
She said last night: “He kept me safe. He looked after me all the time and he was a brilliant father. I’m going to miss him so much.”
The couple, who had been together for 13 years and lived in Spean Bridge, were parents to Cameron, 11, Tyler, nine, Innes, seven, and Katlyn, three.
They were to marry at St Margaret’s Church in Roy Bridge on April 12.
Bryan played darts for Portland A in Inverness, and was a leading player on the Highland circuit.
Jim MacNeil, secretary of the Highland Darts Association, described him as a “true great in our game”.