HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to a Port Seton woman, described as “the sweetest, kindest, most loving, beautiful soul”, after she was struck by a car in Edinburgh and tragically died.

Suzanne Farrell, 62, of Inglis Avenue, was hit by a silver Vauxhall Zafira on Marionville Road at about 10.50pm on Friday after a night out with friends.

She was taken to hospital, where she died on Saturday.

The 33-year-old male driver of the vehicle was arrested in connection with the incident and released pending further inquiries.

Suzanne’s family issued a statement through Police Scotland.

East Lothian Courier: Suzanne Farrell

Suzanne Farrell

Kerryann Hutchison, Suzanne’s daughter, said: “My mum was honestly the sweetest, kindest, most loving, caring, gentle and beautiful soul, and enjoying life.

“She is sorely missed by everyone who knew her. I am broken by what has happened, as are the rest of the family and all friends who knew her.

“I would like to say thank you to the staff and customers of The Hoppy bar, where she had been that night, for their help and support. I could not have coped without them. And a thank you to the emergency services.”

The mum-of-two adored her husband Brian and was his carer for four years before he passed away in December 2020 after being diagnosed with cancer.

It was Brian whom she would move from Edinburgh to Port Seton for, spending more than 20 years in the village.

The couple had four grandsons.

'Gone but never forgotten'

Grace Wildish, Suzanne’s sister, said: “Sadly, my sister Suzanne, wife of late Brian Farrell, passed away after a terrible accident on Friday in Edinburgh – gone but never forgotten.”

Local residents took to Facebook to share their messages of condolence.

One said: “Heartbreaking. Suzanne was a lovely lady, everyone knew her in the village.

“Suzanne had a smile that would light up a room; an ear that would always listen and a heart of gold, Port Seton will certainly miss you.

“Sleep tight and shine like the diamond you are.”

'Had time for everyone'

Another read: “Such a lovely woman, had time for everyone.

“Every dog in the street got a chew, every bairn got a pound and every adult got a friendly conversation with Suzanne.

“Such terrible news, so, so sad.”

A third comment read: “So sad, Suzanne was one in a million, loved my grandkids to the moon and back, she had plenty of time for everybody.

“She will be sadly missed from Port Seton.”

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the crash.

Anyone with information who has not already spoken to officers should call police on 101, quoting incident number 4131 of Friday, May 6, 2022.