3rd December 1951 – 4th December 2022
Maggie has delivered our crates to schools for the Schools Library Service for the whole of the 21st Century! She was a one-woman whirlwind who delivered our crates, gardened, created amazing pottery, flew kites, and was a friend to us all.
Coming to London from Cornwall in the sixties, she first did an honours degree in Fine Art and Sculpture at Brighton University and was on first name terms with Terry Frost RA and other renowned artists.
She worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers for many years, combining art and IT in desktop publishing.
She came to the Schools Library Service as a self-employed woman with van and has been at our beck and call ever since and is known to every school admin team in the Borough, ever flexible, ever organising things as efficiently as possible.
Latterly, she also undertook the delivery of BookStart packs for the Early Years Team.
A knowledge fountain of plants and gardening, she looked after the PDC garden and browbeat the staff into watering and looking after it when she was not around.
She took up kite flying in 2008, a hobby that took her on jaunts to kite festivals around the world.
Always an artist at heart, she has us collecting packaging and materials that she recycled into wonderful pieces of art. Over the years she had many exhibitions of her pottery and paintings in local venues.
Diagnosed with lung cancer in February this year, she was incredibly positive about her treatment and her future, but tumours developed in her head and on catching pneumonia, she was unable to fight the infection and passed away the morning after her 71st birthday.
She is survived by her two sisters, her brother and their families.