TOUCHING tributes have been paid to a Chester mother who was killed after being hit by a train.
Joanne Hughes, 44, of Commonhall Street, Chester, a disabled children’s charity volunteer and full time carer to her severely disabled four-year-old daughter Ella, died last week after being struck by a passenger train at Saltney Junction, Curzon Park Road North, Chester.
Her brother Grant said: “She will be sadly missed by her mother Joy, beautiful daughter Ella, brothers Gary and Grant and their families, and Ella’s father Steve.”
Faye Daniels, chairman of the King Street Resident’s Association, where Joanne lived for about 10 years, added: “She was a lovely person and I had huge respect for her.
“She was gorgeous both inside and out.”
The family confirmed there would be a private cremation.
Jo’s mother Joy, also of Commonhall Street, Chester, added: “The family would like to thank everyone for their condolences and there will be a celebration of Jo’s life at a later date.”
British Transport Police were called to the incident at about 5.18am on Tuesday, August 3.
A spokesman said: “Officers attended and a woman was found on the line, having been struck by the 5.45am Chester-Wrexham service.
“An investigation is taking place into this fatality which is currently being treated as non-suspicious.”