COVENTRY-BASED Severn Trent Water’s workers Sue Davey and Scott Chalkley were tragically among the dead in the Tunisian beach massacre.
The water company which has its HQ in Coventry has paid tribute to Sue, a customer services manager, and Scott, a leakage manager.
Staff were today trying to come to terms with the shock news of the pair who were described by the company as “much loved by their colleagues”.
The company said it was offering a “full programme” of support for affected colleagues.
Tributes were also paid on social media to the couple, both aged 42, from their families.
Sue’s daugher Chloe Fulford is the partner of Leicester City and former Aston Villa footballer Marc Albrighton.
A statement from Severn Trent stated: “We are immensely saddened by the news about Sue and Scott. They were much loved by their colleagues.
“Sue and Scott had a passion to help others however they could, they cared enormously for all those they worked with and were totally committed to our customers and our company.
“We will miss them deeply. Both Sue and Scott have family and friends at Severn Trent, our thoughts are with each of them and all those that hold them dear.
“There will be a full programme of support for friends and colleagues of Sue and Scott.”
Sue, from Tamworth and Scott from Derby were holidaying in the Tunisian resort of Sousse on Friday when 23-year-old gunman with links to the Islamic State group, Seifeddine Rezgui, opened fire on sunbathing tourists with a rifle hidden under an umbrella. He was later shot dead by police.
The death toll of Britons is expected to double to at least 30 once identification of victims is complete.
Sue’s son Conor Fulford, age 23, and Scott’s son Ross Naylor, had posted on social media in a search for news of their loved ones before announcing their deaths on Saturday.
It is reported the couple had recently bought a house together.
Conor posted on Twitter: “Hi Everyone, Sorry to tell you we lost my mother Sue Davey tonight but i want to thank everybody that tried to help me & my family …”
Ross said on Facebook : “Tonight me and Brad lost our dad. Unfortunately he was caught up in the sickening attack in Tunisia and is not longer with us.
“..I’m sure many of you have seen the news about Sue as well, so all I ask is that people let both families grieve in peace… One love to all. Rest in peace dad.”
A statement from Leicester City read: “Leicester City Football Club offers its sincerest condolences to Marc Albrighton, his partner Chloe and their family, after learning of the deaths of Chloe’s mother, Sue, and her partner, Scott, during Friday’s attacks in Tunisia. They are all in our thoughts and prayers.
“We continue to offer our support to Marc and Chloe’s family at this time of great personal tragedy.”
Conor had also posted on social media: “Thank you for willing me and my family on but unfortunately we lost the battle to keep my mom in our lives but don’t worry mom, I’m there and so is Daren Fulford to look after our two girls Chloe Lea Fulford and Rosy Fulford and all of our family. Love you forever.”