Post date: Nov 15, 2014 9:58:10 PM
Former colleague Mrs Marjorie Shaer has sadly passed away. We have received the following report on her funeral from SCARA committee member, Ian Thornton:
Marjorie started her career at McGregor Gow & Holland (agents for Glen Line) in the City of London. She was known by her maiden name then - Everitt. She married Keith Seaman who also worked for MGH. They had 2 daughters. Marjorie divorced and married David Shaer (they met at Walford Lines where they both worked).
Marjorie Shaer: Born 27/09/1941 - Died 23/10/2014
Marjorie worked for a number of years for OCL/P&OCL at Barking and Beagle House, mainly on accounting matters, I believe. Her funeral was held at Southend Crematorium on Thursday 13th November at 15:20 with a wake at Westcliff Rugby Club. Aviation Way SS2 6UN
David, delivered the eulogy (which ran into 5 foolscap pages!!) The congregation of at least 250 people (standing room only) were kept in awe of David's presentation which he made very amusing! Marjorie smoked right up to the last and as he said in his address she smoked more than 6 factory chimneys!! Before the curtains closed around the coffin he said oh there is one last thing I have to do. He produced an ashtray with a cigarette on for 'Marjorie's last puff!!'
Marjorie's first husband Keith was in the congregation and David said they were good friends and had even been on holiday, all together.
A fantastic spread was laid on at the Westclff Rugby Club where we met many of Marjorie's family and lovely friends. I said we, as I took two of the 'Girls' Marjorie first worked with at MGH when she was 16. They were Mrs Maureen Curran nee Rason and Mrs Yvonne Rowson nee Garwood.
Ian E Thornton