Joshua James Flynn aged 37, his son Coby-Jay Flynn, 15, and daughter Skylar Flynn, 12, all died after they were involved in a crash on Abbey Street in Dalton on Father's Day. Their dog Troy also died in the collision.
In tribute to them all the family said: “From the minute we received this terrible news our whole world has been turned upside down and no words can describe how devastated we are feeling. We are utterly heart broken and upset by the loss of Joshua, Coby-Jay and Skylar.
“We would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of support, the cards and donations received.
“Joshua was a family man and a good guy. He would do absolutely anything for anyone and was a genuine, lovely man. He was a loving husband and doting Dad.
"Joshua was fitness mad and loved going to the gym and exercising.
“Coby-Jay was a typical teenager, obsessed with computers and computer games in particular his Nintendo.
“He was a lovely young man, kind, happy and upbeat.
“Skylar like any young girl at the moment was Tik Tok mad. Like her brother, she enjoyed playing on computer games in particular Roblox - exchanging pets.
“She was always so happy with a lovely smile on her face.”
The beloved family dog, a Yorkshire terrier, also died, he was described as ‘another member of the family, such a good and well behaved lad'.
The family have asked for privacy during this time
The vehicle involved in the collision was a Peugeot 206.
Police say the driver, a 47-year-old-man from the local area, has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is urged to contact 101.