Such sad news, after so much suffering. Margaret was always so helpful to us exiles, in a difficult job, and has been greatly missed.
I was so pleased to see her, in her wheelchair, outside the club shop, each game and right up to the end of the season and relieved that she was able to be at Wembley.
She braved her illness all along, with the devoted Jim by her side. May she rest in peace and Jim continue to find comfort in past memories and his many Stokie pals.
For those who didn't know them, Margaret and Jim, as I recall, married in SOT, on the morning of the away game with Hartlepool and were chauffered there for the match, in Keith Humphrey's Bentley. Style and undisputed devotion, by two committed Stokies, a worthy legacy indeed.
Post by armitagestokie on Jun 13, 2011 20:37:11 GMT
Very sad news.....Marg was a SUPER person who always treated me in a fair and professional manner.On the phone or at the desk she will live in my eyes as the most famous lady who was Stoke City through and through.
So sad to hear the news. I had the pleasure of working with Margaret in the ticket office at the Brit for many years and spent countless of the quieter days talking with her about the good old days at the Vic and whether we would ever get back to the Championship (as it is now), let alone any higher. Margaret made me incredibly welcome from day one when I joined the team and it is no overstatement to say she did the work of two or three in the background to make sure everything was done right, which, whether you agreed or not at the time, it almost always was.
A more dedicated fan you could not find and I'm so glad she saw the return of the top division and the Wembley days out. I witnessed just how much Stoke meant to Margaret when I saw the frustration in the office after so many of the dire games in the third-tier when it felt like the whole place was imploding! Wembley was a nice pay-off for Margaret for all of those.
Really, really sad news, and my deepest and most sincere condolences to Jim and all the family and close friends.
She was a lovely lady when you got to know her, and many is the time she's helped me out with tickets and stuff. Sometimes, she would give me that look, which said I was being a nuisance, but she always obliged. I used to send her a bunch of flowers at the end of the season for everything she did for me.
I knew she was poorly, but the last time I saw her was outside The Boothen after we beat Arsenal in the cup. She was in her wheelchair, and I gave her a hug, and she said with a big grin on her face: I never thought I'd live to see us beat Arsenal in the cup, Mick. We had a good laugh about it. I never saw her again, but it's good to know she got to see us in an FA Cup Final.
R.I.P., Marg. It was one of life's greater pleasures to know you, and Stokies don't come any truer than you, me duck.
Post by Yorkshirepotter on Jun 13, 2011 21:35:15 GMT
Just seen this on facebook.
Margaret was always so friendly when i dealt with her in the ticket office and she always went out of her way to help, and although i didnt freally know her personally aside from that, we spoke occasionally on facebook and she was always had something to say about Stoke and a few times told me off for my bad language. A lovely lady.
Post by milton potteress on Jun 13, 2011 21:54:19 GMT
Can't believe it . It doesn't seem two minutes since she was selling tickets and being the Blanche Hunt of the Stoke City ticket office the lady was a legend! There were some brilliant threads about her on here and the old board - my favourite being the "margriit" one RIP Margaret
A1 Margraret she did good for me. A last minuet to the ticket office to go to Leeds night match. No room on the coach. As i was walking away she called me back. She said she would move the crisps and pop to make room for me. Thank you Margaret RIP
I am so sorry to hear about this. Margaret helped my son and I out with tickets over the years with not living in Stoke. Very sad indeed,my best wishes to the family,god bless you Margaret,thanks for everything you did SCFC and my son and myself,x.
marg took my to my first stoke match when i was a kid and used to take me when i first started going to away games. stoke through and through. just glad she got to see the cup final after battling her illness so bravely for so long RIP Marg you will be missed condolences to jim and the rest of her family xxx
When I was a young lad in the early 80's (and before my Mum & Dad let me go the match on my own) I used to go with one of their mates and always met up with Margaret and others in the club opposite the ground.
Always made me welcome, always spoke and always bought me a coke!
She took me on some away trips too - nice exotic places like Shrewsbury, Barnsley or Huddersfield!