THE dad of a mum of two killed in a car crash has described a massive mural created in her memory as “fantastic”.
John Borrows said he and his family were touched by the tribute to 24-year-old Megan Borrows, who died in June.
The mural, which is four metres high and four metres wide, has been painstakingly created over several months by artist Brett Fletcher outside the Great Whites pool hall run by his father Keane Fletcher in Parkgate.
“It’s a great tribute to Megan,” said John.
“Brett approached me and asked what I thought if he did a picture of Megan. I thought it was a great idea.
“I gave Brett a picture of Megan to work from but it’s unbelievable what he has done with it.
“It will keep Megan in everyone’s memory for years to come.”
Brett, who is also the man behind the pool hall’s menacing shark murals, a larger-than-life portrait of snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan and the horse and jockey design on the wall of the Rawmarsh pub of the same name, was at school with Megan and told John he wanted to pay a personal tribute to her.
John was joined by Keane, Megan’s children Rhia (5) and Keira (1), partner Steve Moorcroft and other family members for a photo with the mural.
Brett said: “I wanted to create it for Megan’s two daughters.
“My mum lost her mum when she was young and I’ve seen the pain she goes through.
“So I wanted to give these two young girls and the family something to remember her by.
“I wrote a poem for them as well.
“I know John walks down into Parkgate so I put the mural on the wall where I know he would walk past and see it.”
Keane said he had seen the mural taking shape over the past few months and expected Brett to make further tweaks to it in future.
“Brett and Megan went through school together and kept in touch through Facebook,” he said.
“I think it’s a really good likeness of Megan, but Brett tells me it’s not finished yet and as a work of art he’s still got bits and pieces to do.”
Talented dancer Megan, of West Avenue, Rawmarsh, died after the car she was in hit two parked cars on Kimberworth Road, Kimberworth, in the early hours of June 8.
Three men were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released under investigation.
John described her as “just a fantastic mum - the best in the world”.