Shone & Shirley Funeral Directors
164 Tahunanui Drive
Nelson, Nelson
CHALLIES, Margaret Anne
(nee Collins):
Passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021, aged 87. Beloved wife of the late John Challies for 61 years. Mother to Veronica and Rowena. Grandmother to Rose and Andrew, Tom, Jamie and Ted. Mother-in-law to Alan and George. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Thanks to Access and Oakwoods staff, St John's and District Nurses. Condolences can be sent to Challies family, 5 Thatcher Crescent, Crofton Downs, Wellington 6035.

Published by Nelson Mail on Oct. 8, 2021.
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So sad to hear about Margaret. She always welcomed us so warmly on our January return to the Richmond bridge club. She was a colourful and formidable opponent and will be missed. Roy & Patricia Lowe , Courtenay, BC
October 15, 2021
So very sad to read of the loss of Margaret We shared many happy times together during our boysenberry days attending meetings and conferences Margaret and I shared Birthday greetings every year as our birthdays were very close A truly hard working and lovely trustworthy lady My very sincerest condolances to the family
October 12, 2021
Very sad to hear of your passing Margaret, I shared a coffee with you at the library a few months ago. You were such a vibrant lady and dressed so well. We interacted nearly every day as you walked up from Oakwoods which you jokingly said you've been let out of the prison for the day. Just shocked that we wont see your smiling face anymore in Richmond, definitely an icon of Richmond. Fly high and keep an eye on us all down here.
October 11, 2021
I'm so pleased we stopped in the street recently and shared a memory. You were a classy lady Margaret and I know how hard it has been for you recently so Rest In Peace dear lady.
Pauline Carson
October 10, 2021
Farewell colourful, intelligent, fun loving Margaret! I remember Margaret well from the many years she attended my exercises classes 'EasyBeat' in the Richmond town hall. She was always dressed impeccably and delightfully even when exercising and gave it 100%. She had presence, was a dedicated participant, determined and obviously so proud of her family. I remember her energy and forthrightness with fondness.
Sincere condolences
Leigh Dalzell
October 10, 2021
Such sad news. Im going to miss our wee chats at the Mall and seeing what amazing outfit you had on, full accesorised beautifully. And your parting "God bless." You loved and missed the farm. Hope you can now relax and enjoy pain free peace. Maree
Maree Burnett
October 9, 2021
We both remember a vibrant and joyful person. We are thinking of all the family. At last with her beloved John.
Wendy and Robbie Dyce
October 9, 2021
Margaret, you were such a strong and independent lady. I will forever remember you dressed in your gorgeous outfits. You often expressed to me your love for your house at the farm. You shared some wonderful stories of your life with me. My sincerest condolences to family. May you rest in peace, Margaret.
Michelle Allan
October 9, 2021
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