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Obituary for Marjorie Page, Member of SI Bridgend

We are sorry to announce that our dear friend Marjorie Page passed away on 18th November after several years of a debilitating illness. Marjorie’s full life ended gently and peacefully, at home surrounded by her family.

Marjorie became a Soroptimist in 1988 and although busy as Head of English in a local Comprehensive school immediately took the lead in the education essay writing competition run by Bridgend Soroptimists. She took on the task of getting schools to become involved and then judged the entries – a phenomenal task that Marjorie undertook with great enthusiasm.

Marjorie was a very active member of the club, participating in many hands-on projects, as well as debating and taking forward new ideas. Club members and guests enjoyed many happy events at her home as she hosted all manner of events from garden parties to Clarice Cliff talks! The chatter, enjoyment and fun had in her kitchen as we prepared for these events will be fondly remembered by all who participated. She was club President from 1994 until 1995 and in recent years was a very conscientious club secretary a role that she continued until the time of her death.

Marjorie was full of energy and had many outside interests which included being committee member of our local English Speaking Union. She also worked tirelessly to develop training in public speaking for schools at primary and secondary level.

One interesting fact is that she never retired having set up her own Educational Consultancy which included setting and marking examination papers. Marjorie was a good cook, loved her garden and made jams, marmalade and amazing green tomato chutney. She collected antiques, loved nights at the Opera and social bridge evenings. She was hard working all her life, was an amazing friend, wife, Mum and Granny.

Marjorie was well loved and will be greatly missed.