Margaret Carey Obituary, Margaret Carey Has Died At Age 78

Margaret Carey Obituary, Death – Margaret Simpson Nisbet Carey, 78, died in the arms of her loving husband, Jim, on December 7, 2022. Margaret Lermont was born on December 29, 1943, to Alexander and Margaret Lermont. Margaret was the youngest of six children, with older brothers late Alec, who died shortly after birth, late John, who died at the age of 47, Jim, who died at the age of 73, and George (her lone surviving sibling), and one younger sister, late Isobel, who died at the age of 51. After high school, Margaret worked as a machinist, primarily at ‘Del Coats’ on Glasgow’s Union Street. Margaret would meet and fall in love with Jim Carey here.

On June 17, 1967, Margaret married Jim at St. Brendan’s Church in Yoker, Glasgow, with her sister Isobel as a bridesmaid. They were planning to spend their honeymoon in Jersey. Margaret and Jim bought their first house in Partick for £725 with a £125 down payment in 1966 and lived there for five years before relocating to Ruchazie for another five. Jane, Alan, and Raymond are Margaret and Jim’s three children. Later, the family relocated to Peebles Path in Carnbroe, a one-of-a-kind area where the family would frequently gather. Margaret was overjoyed to welcome her son-in-law Jason, as well as daughters-in-law Sarah and Gillian, into the family. Margaret was overjoyed when her grandchildren arrived: Liam, Lauren, Erin, Scott, Ross, and Sam.

Margaret spent her vacations exploring Scotland, the Norfolk Broads Boating Holidays, and other caravan holidays in the United Kingdom. Margaret did not accompany Jim and Raymond on their first trip abroad, to Kitzbuhel, Austria, for a skiing vacation. Margaret and Jim would visit Rome, Brugge, and many parts of Germany, among other locations. Margaret was a talented painter, and she made the artwork in the background of this note. She has had a passion for painting since she was in her early twenties, and she particularly enjoys painting people and scenery. Margaret loved a good jigsaw puzzle, and we all remember the famous Elvis one she had framed at home, with an image of Elvis on each piece. Margaret’s second great love was the King himself, Elvis Presley. Margaret owns every single and LP ever issued by Elvis Presley, as does her grandson Liam.

Margaret belonged to a Jive Dance club near the Byres Road interchange on Glasgow’s Great Western Road. Pat Reilly, Margaret’s close friend, joined her at the Jive Club. Margaret also liked to watch ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘Home & Away’ on TV. Margaret was a Eucharistic minister, reader, and choir member at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church for almost two decades, making her a vital element of the Church ministry team. Fr. Doyle and the entire St. Stephen’s community would like to thank Jim and the family for providing spiritual consolation to Margaret’s family during this difficult time. Jim and the family would also like to thank the personnel at University Hospital Monklands’ ‘day surgery’ and ‘planned investigation unit’ for their five-year care of Margaret and her family.

Thank you also to the Ward 14 team who cared for Margaret during her final 10 days. Margaret was a fighter who overcame several health challenges in her 78 years, from being born with Rheumatic Fever, which required her hospitalization for much of her first six years of life, to later requiring a heart valve replacement when she was only in her early 50s, and unfortunately over the last 5 years this heart valve has been leaking, leading to her passing despite the incredible support from Monkland’s ‘Day Surgery’ and the ‘Plastic Suit.’ Margaret’s Funeral Mass will be held at St Stephen’s RC Church on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 10 a.m., followed by a Committal service at Holytown Crematorium. Margaret’s family would like to invite everyone to Coatdyke’s Horseshoe Bar to remember and celebrate her life.