Tributes to much-loved nursery teacher who went ‘above and beyond’

A much-loved former Falmouth teacher has passed away.

Margaret Davies has been described by family as a well-respected nursery teacher who worked for 16 years at King Charles School before retiring in 2000.

Former nursery nurse, Barbara Brown, who worked alongside Margaret for a number of years, said: “She will always be remembered as a very caring person who never stopped being interested in how her former pupils and their families were getting on.

“She frequently went above and beyond to help people and always went out of her way for the children in her care.

“She was also a dear friend to many and had a lovely sense of humour.”

Born in Aberdare, Wales in 1937, Margaret moved to Swindon to teach in 1959 before relocating to Falmouth with her husband, David in 1974.

She spent several years as a supply teacher at numerous schools in the Falmouth area, including Flushing and St Mawes, as well as 12 months at Beacon Infants, before joining King Charles School.

Margaret Davies had been a nursery teacher for 16 years

Along with David, Margaret was a founding member of the Falmouth Stroke Club, which holds frequent social events and fund raisers, and she had a long involvement with the Salvation Army, also volunteering at the Army’s Care and Share shop in Brook Street.

Margaret has been described as having an “inimitable” way of connecting with and talking to everyone she met, making her a popular and well-known member of the Falmouth community.

Margaret passed away peacefully at her home in Highfield Road on Sunday, July 12th, 2020.

She leaves behind her husband, David and three children, Fiona, Garethand Bethan, as well as four grandchildren, Evan, Emily, Jamie and Anna.

Her funeral will be held on Monday August 10th, 2020.

Cornwall Live