Re­spected teacher, in­spir­ing mother

Grocott's Mail - - SOUL FOOD -

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 are held at NELM.

To her very last day, Mar­garet ded­i­cated her life self- lessly to oth­ers. Her beloved hus­band Steve Gelden­huys, and her broth­ers Ian and Ray Gough, all died be­fore her.

She is sur­vived by her 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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