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Margaret Spalding passes away

johnboy 24 March 2009 45

The ABC’s 666 is reporting that Margaret Spalding, the litigious CEO of Koomarri and architect of the Narrabundah Longstay Caravan Park debacle, was recalled to the almighty yesterday.

Cause of death is unknown, described as sudden.

Condolences go to her family and friends.

John Mackay on 666 is claiming he was responsible for the caravan park business, and yes, she was a saint.

(Oh, and none of them had any idea what Consolidated Builders were going to do with the site, honest)

UPDATED: The Canberra Times has a short note, with a promise of more reporting tomorrow.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Chief Minister Stanhope has made a lengthy statement of condolence.


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Furry Jesus Furry Jesus 3:25 pm 07 Apr 09

She had suffered for years from some quite significant health problems, which may have contributed to her state of health, according to reports in CT. Better we speculate about what’s better documented.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 1:14 pm 07 Apr 09

Madman said :

I heard she committed suicide…

Speculation does nobody any good when it is about a death.

Madman Madman 1:02 pm 07 Apr 09

I heard she committed suicide…

s-s-a s-s-a 1:31 am 29 Mar 09

Memorial service will be held on Monday – details in the notices section of Saturday’s Canberra Times.

sunshine sunshine 7:18 pm 25 Mar 09

i knew margaret quite well, for many years. R.I.P margaret. Both you and your work will not be forgotten

peterh peterh 11:46 am 25 Mar 09

I-filed said :

btw she died, jb, she didn’t “pass away”. Why the “noice” euphemism in the headline? :]

depends on how you were brought up. I say passed away or on their passing.

AussieGal83 AussieGal83 10:56 pm 24 Mar 09

Have the funeral details been released yet?

cranky cranky 9:44 pm 24 Mar 09

Jumping to conclusions, I’m really sorry Margaret felt unable to ask a close friend to share her problems, and help guide her to a satisfying resolution.

In the same vein, this should not be visited on the 2CC guy.

I-filed I-filed 9:40 pm 24 Mar 09

btw she died, jb, she didn’t “pass away”. Why the “noice” euphemism in the headline? :]

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 9:31 pm 24 Mar 09

How she died isn’t the issue. And ‘hands up’ anyone that hasn’t made a mistake or a poor decision…

A person that helped those who couldn’t help themeselves live a better life in our community has passed away. I didn’t know Ms Spalding but I think we all all the poorer for her passing.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 8:58 pm 24 Mar 09

whats to say that the any stress she was under due to her current situation didnt cause her to have a heart attack or something?

peterh peterh 5:28 pm 24 Mar 09

Bundybear said :

Emlyn Ward @28 Is it relevant to point out that you don’t know me, have any insight into who I am and how I live my life, and that you should STFU until you have something FACTUAL and productive to say? The residents at the Longstay are the same mix of society you might find in just about any suburb of Canberra.

I doubt that anyone here at the Longstay gets any pleasure from the death of this lady, even though many had difficult interactions with her and Koomarri. Condolences to the family.

+1

Bundybear Bundybear 5:18 pm 24 Mar 09

Emlyn Ward @28 Is it relevant to point out that you don’t know me, have any insight into who I am and how I live my life, and that you should STFU until you have something FACTUAL and productive to say? The residents at the Longstay are the same mix of society you might find in just about any suburb of Canberra.

I doubt that anyone here at the Longstay gets any pleasure from the death of this lady, even though many had difficult interactions with her and Koomarri. Condolences to the family.

midlife midlife 4:50 pm 24 Mar 09

As a side note was it any coincidence that Koomarri employed an ex corrections officer as the day to day manager. We had a good laugh as he was on first name basis with a number of residents. Some were rather uncomfortable to meet up with him on the outside.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 4:28 pm 24 Mar 09

Emlyn Ward said :

Is it relevant to point out that the longstay caravan park is a nest of thieves and a hive of criminal activity?
It’s shame they didn’t all get turfed.

Yeah. KILL THE GYPSIES!!!

peterh peterh 4:20 pm 24 Mar 09

Emlyn Ward said :

Is it relevant to point out that the longstay caravan park is a nest of thieves and a hive of criminal activity?
It’s shame they didn’t all get turfed.

oh, really?

care to substantiate that with some hard evidence?

I know, all of the families that are there after being displaced from their rentals after the fires are all evil, and deserve to be there?

and there are so many fine rental places around town in the low to middle income bracket, are there?

AngryHenry AngryHenry 4:16 pm 24 Mar 09

Emlyn Ward said :

Is it relevant to point out that the longstay caravan park is a nest of thieves and a hive of criminal activity?
It’s shame they didn’t all get turfed.

And move where? Next door to you?

Proposterous!

Emlyn Ward Emlyn Ward 4:13 pm 24 Mar 09

Is it relevant to point out that the longstay caravan park is a nest of thieves and a hive of criminal activity?
It’s shame they didn’t all get turfed.

Jazz Jazz 3:16 pm 24 Mar 09

Foo,

Not everyone is familiar with the story so context is useful, nor is it news if you leave it for a while.

pptvb pptvb 2:46 pm 24 Mar 09

Well said Foo.
Let’s remember a lovely lady who earned an Order of Australia for work in our community.
She was a mother, doting grandmother, friend to many,and not too bad a golfer.
She will be missed.

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