Wagga man Jamie Watson has been remembered by his family as "an amazing father, and an amazing husband".
Mr Watson, 36, married the love of his life, Amy, in January before recently moving to Newcastle to follow his career.
However, tragedy struck just as the family had begun settling into their new home.
On September 18, Mr Watson's motorcycle crashed into a kerb in Raymond Terrace while he was not wearing a helmet.
Moments before impact, the father-of-two threw his 6-year-old daughter, his passenger at the time, to safety.
Emergency services tried to resuscitate Mr Watson, but he died at the scene.
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Devastated by the accident, Amy Watson said she is struggling to comprehend the sudden loss of her husband.
"I'm all mixed emotions, to be honest, I'm still in a little bit of shock," Mrs Watson said.
"I'm not understanding why, I'm just really quite confused."
Mr Watson was employed as a concreting supervisor in the Newcastle area, and owned his own business which serviced the Riverina.
"I've only just moved here, and we were struggling with the lockdown and with not spending enough time together because he was working so much," Mrs Watson said.
"We only had the weekends together, and he did everything he could to keep my children happy."
When Mr Watson wasn't on the clock, he was a dedicated family man with a generous heart.
"I just want him to be remembered as the happy man he was, and the family-orientated person he was," Mrs Watson said.
"He was loyal, kind, he would do anything for anyone, he would give someone the shirt off his back.
"He did everything he could within his power to support us and give us everything we ever needed."
Mr Watson's father Lloyd said the family is "hanging in there", with Mrs Watson's children returning to Wagga to be surrounded by family.
"She [Amy] had two kids that Jamie took on, and those kids treated Jamie like a father, and Jamie treated the kids as if they were his own," Lloyd Watson said.
"She's now a single mum with two kids."
A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up by friends of the couple to aid in funeral arrangements, raising $7000 so far.
Mrs Watson said she was "overwhelmed" by the support for the fundraiser and intends to give Mr Watson "the send-off he deserves".
Lloyd Watson also stated that the response to the fundraiser has been "unbelievable".
The organiser's of the page hope to raise $15,000 for Mr Watson's funeral.
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