Edinburgh mother tragically dies in devastating railway accident at Cupar train station

Last Sunday, Amanda Jane Telfer’s children were given the heartbreaking news that their 49-year-old mother had been killed in a tragic accident at Cupar train station in the early hours of the morning.

Amanda Jane Telfer with twin daughters Trisha Williams and Patrice Keogh and granddaughter Amelia Keogh, 4.
Amanda Jane Telfer with twin daughters Trisha Williams and Patrice Keogh and granddaughter Amelia Keogh, 4.

The entire family is said to be 'devastated' by the shocking loss including her four children, Patrice Keogh, 28, Trisha Williams, 28, Courtney Telfer, 20 and Ryan Telfer, 16.

The two youngest children still lived at home with their mother in Leith when the tragedy happened.

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Ms Telfer who worked at HM Revenue and Customs, has been described as having ‘her whole life ahead of her’ and ‘so much to look forward to’ having just received news that she would be expecting a fifth grandchild in 2021.

Amanda Jane Telfer with daughter Trisha Williams on her wedding day in Edinburgh

Discussing the tragic event close family friend Abigail Snee said: “It is hard to even comprehend the devastation and grief all of her family will be feeling right now.

“Amanda was an amazing nana, mother, auntie, sister, daughter, girlfriend and friend to everyone who knew her.

“At 49 she had her whole life ahead of her, having welcomed her newest grandson just two weeks ago and with the exciting news of another grandchild due next year the whole family had so much to look forward to.”

In honour of the ‘amazing nana’ Ms Snee has set up a Go Fund Me page aiming to raise £15,000 to support the grieving family as they start the painful task of organising a funeral for their mum.

Devoted 'nana' Amanda Jane Telfer with two of her grandchildren.

The money will also be used to help the youngest two children who were still financially dependent on their mother.

Ms Snee said: “Their lives have been changed forever with this heartbreaking news. Overnight they have suddenly found themselves having to deal with finances and funeral costs that could never have ever been anticipated.”

The Go Fund Me page launched yesterday morning and has already raised over £5000.

Ms Snee, who is a close friend of Ms Telfer’s daughter Patrice said: “Every penny will mean the world to them, as it will help them not have to worry about money while they grieve the sudden loss of their wonderful Mother.”

Telfer family celebrate Trish and Sam's wedding day - From left: Amanda Jane Telfer, Ryan Telfer, Trisha Williams, Sam Williams, Courtney Telfer, Patrice Keogh, Matthew Keogh, Amelia Keogh

To donate to Amanda Jane Telfer’s memorial fund click HERE.

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