Margarette Parker - update with arrangements

I am sorry to break the news that on Sunday 7th May Bristol OK honorary life member Margarette Parker has passed away at eighty after a great life full of many and varied achievements. Klub members may remember Margarette and as a regular competitor or ever present in the BOK tent at multi-days or as a wonderful hostess at many and varied social occasions. When they think of Margarette they will inevitably think of John and Margarette as team; a Morecombe and Wise spreading humour and sunshine to all they met.

 Margarette had been a long term Klub treasurer, but it was through her organisational skills that she gave her major contribution to British Orienteering. She successful organised many events including: Badge, National, British Relays and three JKs. Many of our current practices have evolved from her ideas which she was always more than ready to share.

 I am sure Klub member’s thoughts and wishes will be with John and the family: the children Mike, Louise and Steve and grandchildren; the Daniels Charlie, Laura (Goy), Holly and the Danes Andreas and Emma.   

The Family have arranged a funeral at South Bristol Crematorium at 15.45 on 25 May, to which Orienteers, both present and past would be very welcome.

John has asked that there be a positive view on her life, come dressed in whatever you feel comfortable. Margarette did not want flowers and would prefer donations to be made to a charity so the hospice who provided her care and our support has been nominated:   

The family do not need to know if you will be attending the service, but it would be helpful if you could indicate to if you intend to attend the reception.

Charles Daniel