TRIBUTES have been paid to a Peterhead woman who died in a car crash on the outskirts of Aberdeen last week.
Bettina Adams was killed after the vehicle in which she was driving was in collision with a lorry on the A90 Aberdeen to Ellon road near the Mill of Mundurno restaurant on Friday night at about 5.30pm.
The driver of the lorry was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by ambulance with minor injuries.
Bettina (44), of Victoria Road, Peterhead was described by her husband Ewan as the best thing that ever happened to him.
Speaking to the Buchanie at his Peterhead home, Ewan said Bettina, nee Boeckel, was originally from Rostock in Germany.
The couple, who wed six years ago, had actually been together for 15 years after meeting at Aberdeen University where they were both studying.
Ewan said: “Bettina came for a short exchange course in English but we met and she stayed on in Aberdeen to complete her degree.
“She had been working as a management accountant at NTP Kitchen and Joinery Limited in the Bridge of Don for the past two years and really enjoyed her work.”
Ewan, himself an accounts assistant with HB Rentals at Dyce, is the son of Ewan and Sheila Adams of High Street, Buchanhaven.
He added: “Bettina always had a lovely sunny personality and was always smiling. She loved her two cats and was a great lover of music, especially classical and opera
“We both loved to travel but she loved the North-east - especially Peterhead and its people. She loved the beach and even went swimming ‘ower the watter’. She had a strong passion for social justice and hated inequality. She will be sorely and sadly missed by everyone who knew her.”
NTP managing director Hugh Craigie told the Buchanie: “We are all deeply saddened by Bettina’s untimely death. She will be sadly missed by all.”
Bettina leaves an elder brother Ralf in Germany and an extended family in France including sister-in-law Gail, brother-in-law Terry and their three children.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed.