Mrs Margaret Anabel Martha Smithers


Margaret Smithers

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Born 10th November 1922, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Being the first of five children, Margaret found herself taking on the role of surrogate mother when their father moved her and her four siblings down to Surbiton, London.

Like many others, she worked as a land girl during the war but still found time for her greatest pleasure, dancing. She met Harry Smithers in 1944 and they married in 1945, a month before World War II ended. They went on to have three children and by the late 1950s, had taken the opportunity to begin a new life in the recently built Harlow New Town. Unfortunately, Harry died in 1971 at the young age of 49. Margaret spent the next 48 years on her own until her death aged 97 because, in her own words, ‘There was only one man for me’.


Charity details

Stroke Association

We are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. We deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand our reach to as many stroke survivors as possible.

There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes.

Even though you are now twice as likely to survive a stroke compared to 20 years ago, stroke is still the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK.

We know we need to change how people think about stroke and challenge the myths surrounding it. We push for greater awareness of stroke and its warning signs and campaign for better stroke care.

We believe:

strokes can and should be prevented
everyone has the right to make the best recovery they can after stroke
research has the power to save lives and ensure people make the best recovery they can.

Registered Number 211015

Service details

Cremation Service

29 November, 2019 11:30

Parndon Wood Crematorium

Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, CM19 4SF