Funeral for bin lorry crash victim

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Published: Monday 5th January 2015 by The News Editor

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The funeral of a primary school teacher who died in the Glasgow bin lorry crash will take place today.

Stephenie Tait, 29, from the city, died when she was hit by the vehicle on Monday December 22.

In total, six people were killed and 10 more injured after the lorry lost control in the city’s Queen Street and George Square.

A private mass led by Canon Peter McBride will be held at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in Riddrie, Glasgow.

Family and friends will also privately attend Daldowie Crematorium and onto Lambhill Cemetery.

Ms Tait was a teacher at St Philomena’s Primary School in Glasgow.

Former pupils described her as a ”fantastic” and ”amazing” teacher who would be ”sadly missed”.

At the time of the tragedy, headteacher Catherine Gallagher said: ”Stephenie made a wonderful contribution to the life of St Philomena’s. She will be sadly missed by both pupils and staff.”

Funerals for the other five victims have already taken place.

A service for Erin McQuade, 18, and her grandparents Lorraine, 69, and Jack Sweeney, 68, was held at St Patrick’s RC Church in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire on Saturday.

Services have also been held for tax worker Jacqueline Morton, 51, from Glasgow, and Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh.

Three patients remain in two Glasgow hospitals following the crash.

A 14-year-old girl and a 64-year-old woman are in stable condition at the Royal Infirmary. A 57-year-old man – thought to be the driver – is in a stable condition at the Western Infirmary.

Investigations into the crash are continuing.

Published: Monday 5th January 2015 by The News Editor

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