I send my condolences to Margaret's family at this sad time. I knew Margaret through the Sheet WI, she was a very kind, caring lady and very willing to help others, which is reflected in her involvement with many community projects in Petersfield. When Margaret suffered health difficulties she took to using a Mobility Scooter with pride, and was happy it provided her with the opportunity to continue to be relativly independent, so that she could shop in Waitrose and enjoy a ride around The Heath Pond. I feel priviledged to her known her. With my thoughts to her family at this sad time.
In loving memory of Margaret Hall who sadly passed away on 5th January 2021. Donations if desired to Petersfield Society of Special Needs via the link below.
Margaret was born in Hertfordshire to a farming family. After leaving Ware Grammar School she trained at Great Ormond Street and qualified in 1952 as a State Registered Paediatric Nurse, and gained a General Nursing certificate from the Middlesex Hospital. Later still she was a much loved district midwife in the west country.
She married Bill Hall in 1961 and moved to Petersfield shortly after. The loving mother of 5 children herself, and having dedicated her life to the care and interests of children, she delighted in being a grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as Aunt and great-aunt, and was a source of wisdom and inspiration to us all.
After a stint in Reading, Berkshire, Bill and Margaret retired to Petersfield and Margaret immersed herself into the life of the Community. She was friend and counsellor to many local concerns, and was especially close to the Petersfield Society for Special Needs, for whom she was volunteer, treasurer and ultimately vice-president. She played golf, stocked and ran the League of Friends trolley in Petersfield Hospital, was a member of the WI and was active in the life of St Laurences' church and parish.
Following Bills' death in 1999 Margaret lived a full, interesting and independent life. She was an adventurous traveller, visiting China 4 times amongst other trips. She was also a frequent visitor to Australia after her son Richard and his family emigrated there.
She will be sadly missed and very fondly remembered by all her many friends and her large family.