FAMILY and friends meant everything to Dean Biggar, a 43-year-old father-of-one killed in a traffic crash on the Darling Downs this week.
His wife Jodie lived across the road from Dean's grandparents' holiday home on the Sunshine Coast when they first met.
"Dean gatecrashed my 21st and we've been together ever since," Jodie said.
Dean and Jodie have been married for 17 years with one child, 10-year-old son Clancy.
"He was my best friend and a friend to everybody," Jodie said.
"He enjoyed life. He enjoyed bowls and family and friends meant everything to him.
"He would want everybody to remember him for the love that he had for everyone."
The 43-year-old Dalby resident was tragically killed in a car accident on the Dalby-Kogan Rd on Tuesday.
Dean grew up in the region, with a family history in the Peranga and Quinalow areas.
The family moved into Dalby about eight years ago, but still own a farm at Peranga.
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He had been employed by Ostwald Bros since 1997, working his way up from a laser bucket driver to a site supervisor.
Dean left the company for a year when Clancy was born.
"He's a big family man. He left to make sure our family came first," Jodie said.
Sport had always been a large part of Dean's life.
Dean and Jodie were both part of the North Dalby Bowls Club, and were previously part of the Peranga Bowls Club and Quinalow Cricket Club.
He was also a keen fisherman and had a love of cooking.
"He cooked all the meals - pasta was his thing," Jodie said.
Dean will be missed by his brothers and their families - Jamie and Elizabeth and their children, Tim and Natasha and their three children, Jono and Kylie, and his parents Russell and Lorraine.
Jodie said the family had received an outpouring of support following Dean's passing.
"I'm so appreciative people are caring about us. "The support has been unbelievable," she said.
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