Wednesday 22 November 2017

Margie Keeling loved to travel


THE SAD death has taken place of Margaret 'Margie' Keeling - just 14 weeks after the death of her beloved daughter Angela (Reddy).

Margie, who lived at 63 Belvedere Grove, lost her own battle with stomach cancer on Monday. She was 74 years of age.

Despite having had cancer for 18 months, Margie fought a courageous battle, and never allowed the disease to curb her great sense of humour and spirit.

She was always up for a joke and a laugh, and nothing gave her greater pleasure than being in the company of people who enjoyed the craic.

Born in the Faythe, Margie brought all her family into the world in the home she and her late husband Richard shared in Antelope Road, Maudlintown. The couple later moved to live in Belvedere Grove.

As a younger woman Margie held a number of jobs from working in the baby food section of Cow & Gate to being a barmaid in the Dolphin.

She loved going on holidays, and her bag was always packed and ready for an excursion. Portugal was her favourite haunt, and she enjoyed nothing more than soaking up the atmosphere on the Algarve while having a sociable meal or a few drinks with friends. She loved to back a horse, and her favourite jockey was Ruby Walsh. In fact, she credited Ruby for opening up the world to her, as she bought her first computer and internet connection after winning €1,500 on a horse ridden by him. The internet was a great passion of hers in recent years and she loved connecting with people on Facebook.

She also loved playing scrabble online and had game play partners as far away as South Africa. Margie was also great with her hands and she loved to knit. She knit blankets for all newborns, and did a lot of knitting for various charities.

Margie is predeceased by her husband Richard who died 14 years ago, and her daughter Angela who sadly passed away just 14 weeks ago.

She is survived by her sons Ricky, Liam, Dermot, Johnnie, Mark and Terry; daughters, Susan, Geraldine, Christine, Teresa, Veronica and Lisa; sisters, brother, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughtersin-law and partners, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Her remains will be cremated at Newlands Crematorium today ( Wednesday) following 11 a.m. Mass in the Church of the Annunciation Clonard.

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