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Margaret Anne

Thursday, 5 October 1939



Monday, 24 January 2022

Peacefully passed on 25th January 2022.

Dearly and deeply loved Sister to Gaynor; dearly and deeply loved Mother to Sharon, Nicola, Melissa, and Susan; fun Grandmother to Izzy, Fred, Sophie, Meg, and Cate; gorgeous Aunt to Christopher, Suzanne, and Catherine. Gracious and kind friend to all who knew her.

The family is extremely appreciative of the care given by the medical teams at Southland Hospital's A&E, Medical and Rehabilitation wards, and the loving and caring team from Rowena Jackson Retirement Village.

Margaret's funeral service will be held on Saturday 5th February, at 10 am at All Saints Anglican Church, 15 Hollywood Terrace, Invercargill.

The family would appreciate donations to The Open Home Foundation, Invercargill in lieu of flowers, please.

Due to Covid Restrictions, all attendees must be double vaccinated and present their passes.

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Deepest sympathy at the passing of Margaret. Remembering all the fun times in Invercargill together.

Ken and Avis Kingsland (Ashburton)


I am thinking of all the wonderful times with Aunty Margaret, she was always such fun, her bright laughter was a stand out. I have such wonderful memories of us all in Wanaka. Nan, mum and Aunty Margaret in their floppy hats, gin and tonics (or v weak shandies for the kids) in the glorious afternoons. Her last trip to Sydney for my sister's wedding a few years ago was wonderful and I am so grateful we had that with her, She always appreciated and enjoyed everything so much and it made it such a great pleasure to do things with her. Rest in Peace Aunty Margaret, a true lady.
Love to Nicola, Melissa and Susie, our hearts are breaking for you.

Suzanne Betro with Chris and Catherine


The team at Surrey Park Early Learning Centre send their sincere sympathy to Margie's family. Margie was a valued member of our team for over 10 years. We enjoyed her sense of fun, her love of bright colours, her fashionable clothes and were envious of her fabulous shoes.
We appreciated Margie's caring nature and the way she looked out for her team -mates.
Children at Surrey Park ELC have fond memories of their times shared with Margie- in particular her story-telling with her much loved puppets and fairies.
Margie brought much happiness to our workplace and was greatly missed when she retired- we loved when she drove across town on her scooter for catch up visits!
We hope our special memories help the family as they adjust to the loss of their much loved Mum, sister, grandmother and friend.

Avril Dalzell- on behalf of the Surrey Park Team


Nicola, Melissa and Susan. So sorry to hear of your mums passing. Many happy memories of growing up with you all and Margaret in Catherine and Herbert Streets. Thinking of you all.

Lisa Clarke (Kingsland)


My dear Gaynor, Melissa, Nicola and Susan.
So very sad to read that my dear cousin Margaret has passed away. We had some fun times over the years, and a lovely reunion with Gaynor when she visited Dunedin some years ago. Also a catch upwith our Australian cousin Pam Bayfield.
Sending my love and sympathy at this sad time.
Donella O’Dea (HASTIE)

Donella O’Dea


Deepest sympathy to Margies family. I worked with her at Surrey Park Early Learning Centre and loved every minute of it with her infectious smile and children loved being around her listening to her stories. Take a well deserved rest Margie
You are in my thoughts and prayers
Dianne Blair

Dianne Blair


Melissa Nicola and Susan I am so sadden to hear of the passing of your Mum. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. I will never forget your Mum and I will always remember our last phone call together and how she was loving being at Rowena Jackson. She will be missed by many of her friends.

Colleen Kelly


How very sad I was to hear of Margaret's passing today. Always such a fun, stylish and vivacious lady. Although many years since I last saw her I still remember conversations and gems of advice that I will hold very dear.

Joanna Cornwall (Pollitt)


Hello Melissa
I was very sad to learn today of Marg's passing and would like you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed by you all and I will miss her company going to the Women's Club.
Very sincerely
Rona Crosbie

Rona Crosbie

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