Margaret Shipley

Cremation Service: Thu 22nd Jul 2021

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Margaret Shipley nee Havelock (Cramlington)
Peacefully on 11th July, aged 74 years.
Dearly loved mam of Lynne, Sylvia and Neil. Devoted Nanna to Mark, Daniel, Matthew, Paul, Andrew, Laura, Ian, Natasha and Tye and great nanna to Charmaine, Harriet, Kane, Seth, Olivia, Chloe, Alfie, Lucas, Holly, Thomas and Toby. Also a much loved sister of Robert and David and the late Judy.

Flowers welcome or donations may be made to Daft As A Brush for which a donation box will be available at the service.

All welcome to join the family after the service at the Border Minstrel, Gosforth Racecourse.

Cremation Service


West Road Crematorium
West Road

Date & Time

3:00pm Thu 22nd Jul 2021

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Peter wrote

22nd Jul 2021

Thinking of all the family today. Margaret will be a huge miss. My mams best friend for many years, they were very similar and had huge hearts. - Margaret was always proud of her family and grandchilden - x

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Joyce wrote

16th Jul 2021

So sorry to have lost Margaret she was one of the finest lady I ever had the pleasure to be my friend , and family rip my dear friend xx

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Alexandra wrote

16th Jul 2021

You gave us all your very best, and you did it by choice. Open arms for any child, and a dinner always ready. You said "nothing means more than family, and I love you just as much",, Thank you Auntie Margaret, it's time for you to rest now. With my love and gratitude, Alexandra and all my boys,, na nee xxxxx

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Laura wrote

16th Jul 2021

You were the best and most caring Nanna in the world. We love you so much and can't believe you have been taken from us all. Toby keeps looking at the sky and saying love you nanna every night. We love you so much and always will, forever in our hearts. RIP Nanna xx

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Matthew wrote

16th Jul 2021

The most loving and caring person the world could offer. The perfect Nanna and perfect person, her devotion to the family was always appreciated and will never be forgotten. Love you always xx

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Elaine wrote

15th Jul 2021

Such sad news aunty Margaret was a great aunty I used to love spending my weekends at her house as a kid. She'll be missed by all great lady. Sending all my love to all the family xx

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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0191 253 2529

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