Maggie Tear by Barbara Clark

For those of you who missed the announcement on Monday. I’m afraid I’ve some very sad news to share.
Maggie Tear passed away suddenly of a massive stroke. Ron has lost his soulmate.

Ron and Maggie Tear have through the years become good friends to Edmonton Camera Club. They’ve shared their fantastic images of far flung places and of course of various parts of the UK.
They’ve judged our images countless times, giving kind critique. It’s always been Ron & Maggie, we rarely saw one without the other. Maggie was an accomplished photographer, achieving her LRPS and CPAGB.

I first met Maggie in 1980, she was one of the tutors on my college course. We lost touch for some years but reconnected when she came along to the camera club with Ron to give a presentation.

Maggie really was one of the kindest and most caring people you could meet. During this pandemic she had helped the vulnerable in the community with their shopping and had spent time supporting people who needed a listening ear.

Ron has invited anyone who would like to make a donation in her memory to do so to Lake District Calvert Trust. It welcomes guests with disabilities to their dedicated centre, so that they can enjoy the benefits of outdoor activities in a safe and accessible, yet challenging environment.┬áThe Lake District was one of her favourite places so it’s a very fitting charity.

RIP Maggie, we’ll miss you x

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  1. Robin Claydon 26/02/2021 at 5:55 pm #

    Hi , We are very sad at Hertford to have heard the news re Maggie. Is it OK to share this with our members so that they can donate to this worth cause as well. Thought I would check before sharing.
    Kind regrads,
    Robin Claydon

  2. Marguerite Hughes 26/02/2021 at 9:24 pm #

    We will all miss Maggie, she was a warm caring person. A great photographer who spent a lot of time climbing or trekking to raise money for various funds. Give love and support to Ron.

  3. Pauline Martindale 26/02/2021 at 9:40 pm #

    Maggie was a lovey person, a very good friend to me, one who I had many coffee meetings, when we would just sit and natter, very often having to get a second coffee, and sometimes even a third one.
    Her way of judging was one I very much try to emulate – she said to me many times that she was not a “technical” judge. She will be greatly missed, not only in the photographic world, but also by the many people who were fortunate enough to know her as a friend.
    God bless Maggie

  4. Mahandra Roopchan 06/03/2021 at 10:15 am #

    Reading all the tributes to Maggie who I’d never met I realise I’ve lost the experience of never having met I’m sure, a wonderful person.

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