A tribute to Margaret Joan Stones (1943 - 2005)
  Margaret Joan Stones
  1943 - 2005
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Message from Catherine Barclay - Daughter

Can't believe it has been a year already.

Thinking of you heaps today.

Lot's of love

Message from Dianne & Joel Goulding - Caregiver

Sorry to hear of Margaret's passing, she deeply touched my heart. Best regards, God bless.

Howick Baptist Caregiver

Message from Pat Druce and Aunty Pam - Cousin and Aunt

Each life is so very precious in this world but none more than the one we have held close to our hearts!
These are the lives that will stay with us forever.

God love and keep you all in his tender loving care. Caring and prayerful thoughts are with you all today.

Message from Sr Mary -

My loving prayer is with you all these days as you celebrate dear Margaret's life and giver into the eternal love of God where she will know no more pain and suffereing. Sister Rose tells me she has been such a valient woman of deep faith which I'm sure each of you will have some cherished memories inspite of her suffering. May you always know Margaret's value in your life journey and let her wisdom continue to speak to you as you adjust to life without her present in the day to day events.

May God's love for you all and for your dear wife, mother and grandmother, console you and help you through these days of letting go.

I remember Margaret as a beautifully caring, gentle mother and am glad our paths crossed in those early St Mark's days. Loving blessings on you all.

Message from Pauline and Kevin - Friends - Napier

Thank you so much for writing to us to inform us of Margaret's passing.

We are so deeply saddened to hear of this and wish to pass onto you and to Mark, Catherine, Maria and their families out sincerest sympathy.

We have special memories of a happier time, when we had out group meetings.  A long time ago now, but remember Margaret as a bubbly gentle and caring woman with a zest for life.

Hold onto your special memories, they will help you through the dark days ahead.

Thinking of you all.

Message from Kath and Terry Williams - Aunt and Uncle

A Perpetual Membership
in the
Cenacle Apostolate of Prayer
has been granted to
Margaret Stones

Masses are offered
every month
for all those enrolled.
They are remembered also
in the prayer
and the spiritual apostolate
of the Sister of the Cenacle.

Message from Philippa Geaney - Friend

Please accept my most sincere sympathy in dear Margaret's death. She was a dear friend to me and although we have not been able to see each other for some time, I love and prayed for you all. God has asked big things of you all as He has of our family but none of our suffering will be lost! and dear Margaret will be welcomed to Heaven by my John, who suffered so much too.

I remember Margaret's love and faith in St Anthony! He will have greeted her home to Heaven with our Lady and all the Saints.

Message from Ann and Peter McPhillips - Friends

God bless and comfort you all.

I am so grateful that I knew Margaret as well as I did and for all we shared together ... no wonder you all loved her so much, and she loved all of you just as much.

With sincereest sympathy prayers and love.

Message from Anne & Peter Roylance - friend

We returned from a holiday to learn that Margaret had passed away after her long illness. What a wonderful lesson she gave all of us on seizing life, making the most of it and living each day as a prayer.

Our sympathy and love to you.

Message from Merle Kenna - Friend in Australia

Terry, Thank you for letting me know about Margaret going to God. I thank God also for releasing her from the suffering, she certainly tried hard to make it easy for all you carers.  So now she is at a restful peace.

I will continue to pray that you all will soon be able to carry on with your lives.  I know all the grand children gave Margaret a lot of love and interest.  I am sure they are all growing up.  Again I send special sympathy  ... thinking of you all.

Message from Sarah Smith - Pastoral Care

On behalf of us all at Waiatarua Mercy Parklands may I offer our warm sympathy on Margaret's death.  She was so much a part of our community here - we will miss her.

However prepared we are for the death of someone close it is always a shock.

I hope you will be able to take time to grieve and remember. And that as you do so you will be surrounded by strong love and support.


Message from Sister Rose - Friend

Margaret was truly the 'valiant woman', loving, caring, faith filled and courageous.  As you grieve for her, I pray that you may share in the peace that is now hers.


Message from Linda Oliver - MND support

Dear Terry and Family

Thank you for the chance to be with you last week to celebrate Margaret's life and to farewell her.

I shall really miss her very much.  She is already working on solving some problems for me and I'm sure she'll be with you all.  The Mass was great and Marg would've been very proud of her Grandkids

Blessings peace


Message from Jane Chappell - Friend

Terry and Family

I  was sad to hear the news of Margaret.  I have lots of happy memories of us all together when we worked at Strawberry fields, discussing the Royal Family, Womens Weekly etc. 

My thoughts and prays are with you all at this sad time.

Best wishes

Message from St Marys College - Past Pupils Association

To Terry and Family

With sincere sympathy and prayers on the loss of your dear wife and mother Margaret


Message from Catherine Barclay - Daughter

Mother is just a simple word

Mother is just a simple word
yet it's especially dear...

And it seems to mean much
more with each passing year...

Each word of Love and Affection
describes you mother...

It's a word that's filled with love,
a word that reflects everything that's
wonderful - Wonderful just like you.


Message from Gloria Bowler - Friend

I first met Margaret when I started working at Strawberry Fields II in October 1992.   She immediately made me feel welcome and part of the team.

During the years we worked together, Margaret was always there for anyone who needed  someone to talk to.   We shared morning tea together, we also shared the teabag!!   We both liked weak tea  so to us that made sense - although some of the staff thought we were a bit strange.

Margaret often brought in home baked goodies to share, everyone enjoyed those.   She loved baking, gardening and reading.   She organized birthday/leaving parties for both staff and children - she made working fun.   We also had good times at the work Christmas parties, one in particular aboard the Soren Larsen.

I will also remember Margaret for the kindness and understanding she showed to me and my family during a very difficult time in our lives.   You always knew she would be there for you.

She is one very special and beautiful lady and I am proud to be able to call her "My Friend".

She will be missed by her famiuly and friends for a very long time but I am sure we all have some wonderful memories of her.

On leaving Strawberry Fields in September 1997 to return to Canada, I gave Margaret the following poem on an "Angel".


I paused for a moment to lift from the sand, a special gift from Natures hand.   This cockle shell takes its time to collect memories for us to find.   It reminds me of special times gone by, shared with good friends - like you and I.



Message from Catherine Barclay - Daughter
"If Tears could Build A Stairway. And memories, A lane. I'd Walk Right Up to Heaven. And Bring you Home Again"


This memorial was created by
Catherine Barclay
on 20/01/2006

Brief Tributes to

Tribute placed by
Megan Jenkins
on 21/05/2006:

You have done your purgatory here on earth & have been such an example of hope & faith to us all.

Tribute placed by
David & Lynn Stones
on 21/05/2006:

Send our love and support over this time. Margaret's bubbly laugh will always stay in our memory.

Tribute placed by
Pauline and Kevin
on 21/05/2006:

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, thinking of you all at this sad time.

Tribute placed by
Niquita and Shane
on 21/05/2006:

We read your news with great sorrow for you. Margaret was a special woman.

Tribute placed by
Margaret & David Stark
on 21/05/2006:

We have you all in our prayers. Love & blessings.

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