Gardner, Margaret (nee Killip) (1851-1915)
Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by I.R.T.
After a long and painful affliction, borne with great patience and true Christian fortitude, Mrs. Gardner, of Glamorgan House, Laxey, entered into rest on 8th January at the age of sixty-three years.
From her early days our Church was dear to her, and she served as a faithful Sunday school worker and a valuable member of the choir. The class meeting was ever a treasured means of grace, and giving to God’s work was a vital part of her religion. In her will she left a legacy to the Laxey Church, where she worshipped during the earlier and later years of her life, and in which her Christian life had been so graciously stimulated and inspired.
During her married life she was connected with our Mount Tabor Church, Cardiff, where her devotion and loyalty soon won the esteem and affection of the people. Her closing years were spent amongst her old friends in Laxey. Her earthly remains were laid to-rest in the Lonan Churchyard, but her true, her immortal self, is with God.
Margaret was born in 1851 at Lonan, Isle of Man, to parents John Killip, a farmer of 40 acres (1861), and Margaret Looney. She was baptised on 18 March 1851 at Lonan.
She married William Gardner (1832-1908), a retired prudential superintendent (1901), on 28 December 1892 at Wellington St Methodist Chapel, Douglas, Isle of Man.
Margaret died on 8 January 1915 at Lonan, Isle of Man.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/747
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