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Family pay tribute to much-loved mum
9:10am Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
THE family of a woman killed by a speeding train have paid tribute to her after the inquest into her death was adjourned.
Emma Cadywould was struck by a train travelling at more than 100mph near South Marston on December 16, 2011, after a six-month battle with post-natal depression.
It is unclear what the 32-year-old’s intentions were when she drove down to a remote section of the railway that morning, but the coroner chairing the inquest has indicated he will record a narrative verdict when the court reconvenes in November.
Born and bred in Swindon, Emma was described as a meticulous individual who enjoyed routine, attending the gym and her work within academia at the University of Bristol in the Department of East Asian Studies.
She attained a 2:1 undergraduate degree in criminology at a university in Nottingham, before achieving a Masters qualification from Loughborough University.
She was married to Stephen and the family lived in Talavera Road, Chiseldon.
In a statement released by the family, they said: “Emma, ‘Emsie’, was a witty, intelligent, caring and beautiful young woman, who will be missed forever by all who knew and loved her.
“If Emma was around there was never a dull moment, from playing practical jokes to telling funny stories, Emma had a wicked sense of humour.
“Harrison (Emma’s son) is already following in his mummy’s footsteps by being a little joker himself.
“As a small, close-knit family, [we felt] things like this don’t happen to normal people like us, but it has, and it has turned our lives upside down.
“Emma will never be forgotten, her memory will stay alive forever.
“We will never get over the loss of Emsie, nor can we change the past, but we can try to raise awareness and help other mums who suffer from post-natal depression.
“So far, we have raised over £3,000 for the Association for Post-Natal Illness (APNI), and would welcome any donations to help support other women in an attempt to try to stop more lives being lost to this silent killer.”
Since her death, Emma’s friends and family have set up Just Giving pages to help raise money in her memory for The Association for Post-natal Illness. To donate, visit http://www.justgiving.com/mysisteremma.