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WATCH: Song written in tribute to Inverness family killed in car crash to give a lasting memory of the love for them


By Louise Glen

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Rhys and Gemma Cousin.
Rhys and Gemma Cousin.

A beautiful heart-wrenching song written to commemorate the death of relatives has been viewed thousands of times online.

Emma Davidson (29) wrote the song Guiding Light after her brother-in-law Rhys (25) and sister-in-law Gemma Cousin (26) were killed with their daughters Peyton (3) and Heidi (1) in a road accident in February.

Mrs Davidson wants the song to show how loved the family were, and how wonderful it was to have them in her, and her family's life.

Mrs Davidson, who lives in Smithton, said: "I hadn’t expected so much to come from the song, the response has been overwhelming."

Mrs Davidson describes how the couple and their children were so happy and positive and gave so much love to their relatives.

Rhys Cousin with his daughters Peyton and Heidi.
Rhys Cousin with his daughters Peyton and Heidi.

During the song, composed and performed by Mrs Davidson during the lockdown, she says the couple "shine like the sun" with "your stars how they shine with your beautiful girls".

Mrs Davidson explained: "Gemma is described in the song as the sun, she was always shining, smiling and bringing light to any situation and Rhys was her moon and the children are their stars.

"Gemma's mum and dad, Tracy and Fraser, got tattoos in tribute to them of the sun, moon and stars so it’s sort of become our of way describing them."

Emma wants the song to be a lasting tribute to the fun and laughter the family brought to all the people they met. Emma continued: "I wrote the song as I wanted to detract the attention away from the accident and for people to focus on their lives, and their story and not about how it ended."

People commenting on the song describe it as "perfect", and a fitting tribute to remember the whole family.

One person described Mrs Davidson's voice as akin to Adele, for its silky smooth tone and the way in which she captures the emotion and feelings of so many people.

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