Margaret Ann Valler (21 Jun 1933 - 19 Nov 2023)

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Medway Crematorium Robin Hood Lane Bluebell Hill ME5 9QU
15th Dec 2023
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In loving memory of Margaret Ann Valler who sadly passed away on 19th November 2023
Margaret was born on June 21st 1933 to Ivy and Ernest Whitney. She had an older brother Ron and a younger sister Mavis.
She was 6 years old when the second world war started and was sent to Gainsborough to stay with her Granny, after a visit by her Mum when it was discovered she didn't need to wear shoes or have a bath, her Mum took her back with her to West London.
she was clever at school and passed the 11+, she wanted to go to Grammar school because she loved sport and they had the biggest sport pitches, sadly she wasn't able to stay on after 16 because her Mum wanted her to go out to work so she couldn't realise her dream of becoming a sport teacher.
She met John Valler when she was 16, he must have been very exciting because he was 20 and had a motorbike. Her parents did not approve, however they must have changed their minds because they got married when Margaret was 20 and John was 24.
For a while they lived upstairs from Johns Mum but fell in love with the Cotswolds on their honeymoon and moved down there in the 1950's.
For a while they ran a guesthouse in Weston Subedge then John started up his garage business and they ran a successful Renault franchise for many years.
Mum took on a village shop in Bretforton from 1963-1971 with her Mum but when she retired Mum helped Dad run the garage.
She took up playing golf in the 1980's and her time at Broadway Golf club were some of the happiest of her life, after retirement they travelled Europe and eventually bought a house in Calpe, Spain which they loved spending many winters there.
Margaret had a great life, she was proud of her 2 daughters Nicky and Tina and her Grandchildren Tara, Jaz, Liam and Zoot.
she lived until she was 90 years old and was beautifully cared for by the staff of The Grove for her last 2 years. Her funeral will be a celebration of a life well lived.

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