Athol Owens dropped in an email this morning regarding Margaret’s origins, which I will with his permission disseminate to the sources that comprised my posting. His email; the text of it anyway, is reproduced below:
Just for your info and further to your news posting.
She was Margaret Cook and grew up in Panmure and attended St Patricks Primary Catholic School in the mid to late 50’s and was in my class. She was, back then, a bit “different”.
I don’t know what happened to her after primary school but some 20 -30 years ago I used to see her on my midday run around the Auckland Domain, often sitting in the grandstand, sometimes with a bottle in her hand.
She must have then apparently moved on to K Road.
I did bump into her on K Road a few years ago while shopping and stopped for a chat but she wasn’t open to talking about her old school days at St Patrick or her life after that.
It would be interesting to fill in the gaps.