The family of a motorcyclist killed in Hamilton this week have paid tribute to a loved husband and treasured dad.

Leonard John Periam aka "John", 54, died following a collision with a van on the intersection of Clarence St and Tristram St on Monday afternoon.

The accident happened at about 4.30pm and police say Mr Periam died at the scene.

In a family notice in the Herald today, his family wrote that he was a dearly loved husband and partner to Rhonda for 32 years and a "treasured dad" to the couple's adult daughters Emma, Brooke and Georgia.

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"Forever loved. R.I.P. Fly high, Dad," the notice reads.

Mr Periam is also the son of Helen and the late Bruce and brother to Gary Periam.

Daughter Georgia wrote a simple message to her father on Facebook.

"R.I.P, dad. We love you."

Dozens of family members and friends have offered their condolences and thoughts to her and her sisters.

A service to celebrate Mr Periam's life will be held in Hamilton on Friday afternoon.