10:43AM, Thursday 05 June 2014
The grieving sister of a man who died after falling from a multi-storey car park has paid tribute to her 'kind and hard-working' brother.
The 40-year-old taxi driver was airlifted to St George's Hospital in Tooting, London, but died in hospital from his injuries the following night.
His sister, Emma Fulton, said she is struggling to come to terms with what happened.
"I still think I’m dreaming about it," said the mum-of-three.
"Even though I went to see him in the hospital, in my head it's like it’s not true."
Inspired by his father who worked for British Airways, Owen had wanted to work with aeroplanes from a young age.
"I remember when we were younger my parents used to take us to the airport so Owen could see the planes," said Emma.
Owen, who lived in Grenfell Road, made his hobby his career and started working for Virgin at Heathrow Airport in the air freight department.
His 38-year-old sister said he was kind, hard-working and added: "All he had ever wanted to do was work with planes.
"He loved that job."
The two siblings grew up together with parents Bob and Brenda, who have both passed away, at their family home in Aysgarth Park in Holyport.
Owen had gone to the old Maidenhead College where he was awarded an A in business studies.
He decided to become a taxi driver after being made redundant from the airport and spent the last few years of his life working for On Time Cars in Queen Street.
According to his friend and colleague, Mike Foster, Owen knew the roads in Maidenhead like the back of his hand and had no need for sat nav.
The Star Wars enthusiast enjoyed spending time with his nephews, Lewis, 15, and eight-year-old Nathan, as well as his seven-year-old niece Holly.
Emma, of Trenchard Road, Holyport, said: "My children are very upset.
"It’s hard for the younger ones to understand, but I tell them that he's a star in the sky."
Owen's death is not being treated as suspicious and police have passed the details to the Berkshire coroner's office.
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