Tragic blaze mum ‘at peace with her children’

Samantha's coffin is led into Emmanual Church, followed by her parents Sharon and Robert Hudson.

Samantha's coffin is led into Emmanual Church, followed by her parents Sharon and Robert Hudson.

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THE MUM who lost her three children in a horrific fire over two years ago “is now at peace with her children” after she was laid to rest.

Samantha Hudson, 29, was the only survivor of the blaze that ripped through her home on Clarence Avenue as the family slept and took the lives of William, nine, AJ, five, and three-year-old Maddie.

Sam was left with brain damage after the fire on the night of November 10, 2010, but died in hospital on February 3 after contracting pneumonia while being cared for at a Sue Ryder home in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor.

At her funeral on Tuesday at Emmanuel Church in Bridlington, the same church where her children were remembered, the Rev Chris McCarthy told around 40 mourners, including her mum, Sharon, and dad, Robert, that Sam was “back with her children.”

“We know that this is not the end. For Sam, this is only the beginning,” he said. “Sam is now at peace with William, AJ and Maddie.”

“Sam was full of life. When she came into a room she would light it up and everyone knew that she was there.”

Sam leaves her mum, Sharon, 51, dad Robert, 53, three brothers Gary, Peter and Mark and sister Hayley, who all attended her funeral.

The Rev McCarthy added: “The family at this time would like to to send great thanks for all the love and the care that was given to Sam.”

Sam passed away at Hull Royal Infirmary on February 3 and on Tuesday her friends and family lined the streets as she was taken to Bridlington Cemetery to be buried next to her children.

Sam’s mum Sharon, who cried as she entered the church, said after her death: “It feels like we’ve lost her twice. The whole family is absolutely devastated.”