We were saddened to hear of the passing of parishioner Margaret Mullen on Sunday 2nd July. Margaret was always a happy, generous and caring presence at our Masses and parish events.
A tribute to Margaret has been written below by her granddaughter, Claire.
Many thanks to the wonderful people of St Joseph’s parish who showed Margaret great kindness in the past few years. Her funeral will be held in the church.
Date: Wednesday 26th July 2023
Mass: St Joseph's RC Church, Broomhouse Street North, EH113SB at 12:00
Burial: Mount Vernon Cemetry at 14:00
Margaret Mullen (nee Boles) was a spectacular woman. One of 6, Margaret was a huge family person and talked fondly of her childhood and her hometown, Hawick. She married her husband Hugh in 1959 after meeting him on pilgrimage to Lourdes. A place that she held dear and a love of which she passed on to the generations after her. Margaret's faith underpinned her whole life.
She was Mum to 6 children who she loved dearly. She was known to her Grandchildren, and non family members alike, as Grandma. She loved her 12 Grandchildren, 1 Step Grandchild and 4 Great Grandchildren so much. She especially loved spoiling them with bacon rolls, sweet treats and an almighty sack of presents at Christmas time!
Margaret started her teaching career in her beloved hometown of Hawick then moved to Edinburgh where her first job in the city was at St Joseph's Primary School. After the children were born she took a job with St Cuthbert's Primary School before finishing her career as Head Teacher of St John Vianney. She is still remembered fondly by many of her pupils and colleagues throughout her long and dedicated career.
Margaret always loved sports and tried everything she could when she was younger. From hockey to horse riding she tried it all but she loved watching Hawick Rugby most of all. She was a dedicated supporter of the team her whole life - travelling through to see games was a highlight for her. Most recently she watched the team win the final at Murrayfield, just a couple months ago. When she arrived in the stadium she said with a tear in her eye "we're here" and proceeded to shout and cheer for Hawick the whole 80 minutes! She was a true fan and lover of all things Hawick.
Most of all, Grandma loved spending time with the people in her life. Her face lit up when you walked in the room. I'm sure that will be the reaction of her loved ones now as she joins them in heaven.
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