Margaret McKAY

Formerly of Townsville and Cairns.

Margaret died peacefully in Warrnambool on 09 October, 2021 aged 100 years after an extraordinary life of service to her community.

Loving and much-loved wife of Peter (dec. 1996), devoted and cherished mother of Ian, proud grandmother of David and mother-in-law to Sherril.

Loved sister of Harry Davison (dec. 2015), sister-in-law of Shirlee and auntie to Roger, Karyl and Lerae.

Sister-in-law of Ruby Thomasson (née McKay) (dec. 2009) and Philip (dec. 1969) and auntie to Peter (dec. 1996), John and Mark.

A private funeral service was held in Warrnambool on Thursday 14 October, 2021.

Tributes and condolences can be offered on Guyett’s Funerals webpage

Funeral Notice



  1. Dear Ian, Our parents, Joan and Col Collyer (both deceased) were long time friends of Margaret and Peter. We think Joan and Margaret worked together at Brown and Broad in Townsville. So the family connection goes back a long way. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Ian at this sad time. From Colin (dec) and Fay, David and Jan and Peter and Earlene and our families

    Peter Collyer October 20, 2021
  2. To Ian and all Family members, I have great memories of Margaret.
    When l started being involved as a young junior cricket coach part of Regional cricket in Charters Towers and have been involved with North Qld junior cricket w. Margaret was passionate and a great ambassador for cricket in the North and for women cricket. Later years her Son Ian was principal at my local board’s school and when l was junior cricketer cross paths with him when he helped with coaching at regional clinics. On behalf of my father life member of Charters Towers Junior Cricket, Keith Kratzmann and Charters Towers Junior Cricket and myself [Wayne Kratzmann].

    Wayne Kratzmann October 20, 2021
  3. Dear Ian, Sherril and David
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Paul and Jenni Campbell

    Paul Campbell October 18, 2021
  4. Our condolences from the Cattle family in Townsville.

    Kim Wicks (née Cattle) October 16, 2021