Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

Announcements > Obituaries > Margaret Goddard

Margaret Goddard

Remembering Margaret Goddard
20 Feb 2017
It was WB’s great good fortune that Margaret applied for the post of “Sick Bay Matron”. She had been Night Superintendent at Great Ormond St Hospital and Matron of Sheffield group of Children’s Hospitals and matron in Canada and Uganda, a true career nurse specialised in paediatrics.

She had been widowed and had returned to England to care for her elderly mother. The latter died just before Daphne Pike’s retirement so Margaret was at a loose end.

Margaret was very kind and extremely professional. No pupil could pull the wool over her eyes when trying to avoid a House Match or The Exmoor!

I had to spend sixteen nights in the Medical Centre with a virus and Margaret gave me as much care as I would have received in the North Devon District Hospital. I, and my family will never forget her great kindness.

Like me, many pupils have cause to be grateful to Margaret – a matron of “the old school”

She passed away peacefully  on 5th August in the Bronte Residential Care Home, Ebford Nr Exeter well into her nineties.

Chris Ponder


Similar stories

Anthony 'Jack' Harding (centre) with Mike Cornish (52-59C) and Baz Norden, WB Head Groundsman

The Association recently received extremely sad news of the passing of Anthony (Jack) Harding. More...

We are sad to report that Ken Franey, Laboratory Assistant from 1974 - 1989, passed away earlier this year aged 99. More...

The Association is greatly saddened to learn that Roger passed away during the summer. More...

David cuts a fine figure during his time as President of the Rotary Club

The association was greatly saddened to hear that David "Joe" Johnson (54-62G) passed away in January. More...

We were greatly saddened by Denis' passing on July 2nd this year. Denis held his time at West Buckland very dear throug… More...

Most read

Richard and Faith Baker

The Association is saddened to hear the news that Richard Baker (74-95S) passed away peacefully last night. Richard will be fondly remembered by all w… More...

Ashley Spain

It is with great sadness that the Association has learnt of the untimely passing of Ashley William Spain (90-00G). Our thoughts are with his family a… More...

Anne Featherstone

The OWBA is saddened to hear that Anne Featherstone has recently passed away. Here is a tribute from her family and details of her funeral arrangement… More...

Have your say

This website is powered by