Category: Stringer – Marguerite 1914-2010

Memories of Margot from her granddaughter

Grandparents can have a special relationship with their grandchildren. They don’t have the responsibility of molding and correcting children that parents do, so they can get on with the unconditional love part of the relationship. Of my four grandparents, I knew my Granny, Margot, the best. We used to visit her every two years and stay for a few weeks when we were growing up, and then later she would come over for a month […]

Stringer – Marguerite 1914-2010

Margot (as she was always known) was born in St Peter Port, Guernsey. Her mother Eda Aline LeMessurier was a member of the family known as the Post Office LeMessuriers. The first postmaster – Nicolas – was her great great grandfather. His grandfather Nicolas seems to be the first to put two S’s in the name, and indeed many other LeMesurier descendants only have one. Her father William Stringer came from a Lancashire family. William’s […]

That act of kindness and generosity shaped my whole life…

This essay from Ulu Aiono talks of his memories of Margot and Arthur Spencer, and their impact on his life. It was originally published on March 17, 2019 on LinkedIn and is reproduced with permission. A personal essay against the hate which killed & injured my Muslim Kiwi brothers & sisters destroying New Zealand’s faith in isolation and innocence. ULUOMATOOTUA (Ulu) AIONO Chairman Alliance Health Plus A lot of people think I am a business-hardened […]