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Margaret Ludford

Also known as: Mags.

Margaret and I had so much fun sailing and were very thankful to the RNLI on one special occasion just of the Isle of Wight ( many years ago now).

On her premature death from breast cancer we asked for donations in lieu of flowers and raised some £2,500, which was split between the RNLI and the hospice in which she died.

It is perhaps better for others to talk of Margaret on a personal level. Having been married to her for thirty five years it would be easy to write down all the usual things that people say. One of the best tributes was to see a packed church, standing room only, for her funeral; not counting the money raised.

Margaret was a quiet, resourceful and determined lady. She would never ask anyone for anything or put herself upon others, but she was always there for them. A great listener and thinker endowed with a massive amount of patience (often tested by me!).

She loved her children, Nick and Rebecca, but did not see them, or me, throught 'rose coloured glasses'. She loved us in spite of and because none of us are perfect.

She was loved by so many people, but would have been embarrassed by the tributes that were paid to her. She is and will continue to be missed by so many people.

Brian Ludford

Added by: Brian Ludford on 11 July 2007.

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