Monday, September 7, 2020

Five Years Later

 A year for farewell and welcome. We said goodbye to Margie’s mother Sheila Delaney (nĂ©e Dowling) in November and celebrated her life with endless pots of tea and family gatherings. 
Sheila and Margie on route to a vintage Steam Rally

Rommeij, Mel, Leiny and the girls at the Rock of Dunamaise 

In early March, just before COVID-19 Lockdown, Leiny travelled back to Ireland and we laid the last of Margie’s ashes under her oak tree. 

Cole, Leiny, Rommeij, Rosh, Daisy and kids with Kim at Margie’s tree. 

On 21st June, Margie’s grandson Pepijn was born in London to her daughter Leiny.

Pepijn wearing a cardigan knitted by his Granny Margie

A letter written by Margie to her sister Tina after the birth of Tina’s first child, Rommeij, almost 32 years ago. It was lovely to read and gain an insight into Margie’s experience of motherhood. 

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Four Years Later

This year we have partied in true Margie-style.  We've planned, decorated, danced, laughed, remembered and journeyed together. 

Mel and Rommeij in Paris for Rommeij's Hen Party

Homemade Decorations for Rommeij's Irish Hen - Margie's Bunting  and Sinead's Dreamcatchers

Margie and Fionn's photos along with a photo of Rikki's grandparents and the bridesmaids bouquets at Rommeij's Wedding Reception
During the Wedding Ceremony, Rommeij laid her bouquet next to these photos and we all took a moment to remember those who would have been with us to celebrate.

Rommeij and her bridesmaids - Daisy, Lily, Mel and Lein

Cousins from either side of the Atlantic Ocean, together at The Horniman Museum in London
💙💛 Family 💙💛

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Three Years Later

This year, as in other years, we continue to keep all that Margie taught us close to our hearts.

Mel, and a small group of her friends, run the Chester/Derry Chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger in New Hampshire.  Everyone is a volunteer and all donations go directly to purchasing food to combat Childhood Hunger.

Margie's niece Rommeij is now engaged to Rikki and we are all looking forward to the celebration of  love and family next year.

This year also marks 30 years of life for Leiny and Rommeij and we celebrated in style halfway between the birthdays in June of this year.  With handmade decorations, costumes, good food and great dancing, it was exactly the sort of party Margie would approve of!

Saying goodbye to '20s and Hello to the '30s 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Two years later

Another year has gone by. This year our family celebrated. Sinéad's wedding was full of creativity, individuality, and family.

Margie's sister Sinéad on her wedding day with bouquet by Mel - photo by Melissa Carolan

For SinĂ©ad's something borrowed and blue (and old too!) Leiny and Mel loaned her Margie's turquoise blue ring. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

One year later

McCall's Farm
Leiny found this poem among Margie's writings (written 20 years before)

McCall's Farm, Calverstown

The long armed chestnut
kissing barren ground
beneath leafy branches
waits for me.
That forgotten bridge
which once stood over
a torrent of water
invites my contemplation.
The young oak saplings
bursting to absorb the sun
lure my caress.
I will lie down
in your luscious grasses
and embrace the sky.

June '95.
By Margaret Delaney Wouters.

Spreading Margie's ashes among the roots of her oak tree on McCall's Farm


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Peaceful now

Margie passed away peacefully today surrounded by her loving family.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Irish Wildlife Trust and The Humanist Association of Ireland 
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Friday, September 4, 2015

An Update on Margie

Margie went into hospital a few weeks ago and had an N.J. Feeding tube inserted. She didn't react well with the feed. Margie and her medical team made the decision to end all treatment and for her to go home where she could receive more one-on-one care. She is home now surrounded by her family and a home medical care team, making her as comfortable as possible. We thank you for all your well wishes and we ask for your understanding in respecting our privacy. Margie remains her inspirational self. We are so thankful for her courage and determination and to have this time together. Thank you, Mr. Margie, Mel and Leiny.