Margaret Monica Graham
7th March 1933 – 15th March 2014
On 15th March in 2014, we were all shocked and saddened when our much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law Margaret Monica Graham was killed in a car accident near Tumut. She was a very agile 81 year old heading to join family and climb the foothills of Mt Kosciuoszko.
Mum drew a massive crowd to her funeral, one of the biggest Gundagai has seen, she touched the hearts of all who met her. She was very much a people’s person, loved the company of others & kept in contact regularly. She was one of a kind.
Mum was 23 when she married Dad who was 12 years her senior, and already the father of a young daughter Gail. She moved to Bongongo, Adjungbilly which was very isolated in those days. She threw herself into life at Bongongo and proceeded to have 8 children in 10 years – David, Bill, Steve, John, Helen, Paul, Monica and Pip. She was a wonderful mother, wife & support to Dad and they led a very full and happy life at Bongongo raising their large family. In 2009 with much sadness mum and dad left their beloved Bongongo and moved to Gundagai.
She particularly enjoyed her 34 grandchildren and had a special and close relationship with each and every one of them. Recently she welcomed 2 great grandchildren into her life.
Sadly, after nursing Dad so lovingly for many years, she had only just begun to enjoy her new found freedom. Selfishly we thought we would all enjoy her company for many more years to come.
Mum and dad have left us a wonderful legacy, we will all be eternally grateful. We still miss her so much!
God Bless, one of the best.