Respected teacher, inspiring mother

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Margaret Frances Geldenhuys (née Gough)
6 August 1923 to 5 September 2017

Margaret Frances Geldenhuys (née Gough) was born in Port Elizabeth on 6 August, 1923 and passed away peacefully in Hout Bay on 5 September, 2017, at the age of 94.

She was a loved and respected teacher, a dedicated lecturer in psychology at Rhodes University while her husband was headmaster of Graeme College, an inspiring mother and grandmother and an ever-loyal friend. She was also an award-winning poet whose two published collections of poems are held at NELM.

To her very last day, Margaret dedicated her life selflessly to others. Her beloved husband Steve Geldenhuys, and her brothers Ian and Ray Gough, all died before her. She is survived by her adoring daughter Paula, her grandsons Giordano and Daniel, and their partners Eric, Lucy and Jess.

Margaret was not destined to see her soon-to-be-born great-grandchild, “The Little Unknown”. They all say: “Thank you for being you. We will never forget your love.”
Details of a memorial service in Port Elizabeth will be published in the coming days.

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