Funeral for tragic mum of three


By Cara Sulieman

THE FUNERAL of a mother killed when she was knocked down by her sister-in-law in a car park tragedy will take place on Thursday.

Jackie Monteith, 41, died just over a week ago when she was hit by the Citroen Picasso in the car park of Sainsbury’s superstore at Straiton Park in Midlothian.

Sister-in-law Amanda Wood has just dropped Jackie and her three-year-old granddaughter Reilly off.

She was trying to turn their car round in a disabled parking space when the accident happened.

“Life and soul”

Fire-fighters used high-pressure airbags to lift the car off the victims but Jackie died at the scene.

Her family described the pub manager as “the life and soul of any social occasion” with a “smile and laugh that could fill any room”.

Reilly was treated at the Edinburgh Sick Kids hospital for broken ribs after the accident.

She is survived by her three children, Liam, 22, Stacey, 21, and Shannon, 11.

Her husband Stuart died on holiday in 2005.

A notice published yesterday said the funeral service would be held at Mortonhall Crematorium Thursday at 10am.