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Mrs Margaret Wilcock (Annecy)

AS WE go to press we are sorry to report the sudden death on Sunday November 11
of Mrs Margaret Wilcock of the Annecy Samoyeds at her villa in Spain.

It is with great regret and sorrow I report the death of Mrs. Margaret Wilcock who has died while on holiday in Spain.

Margaret has been associated with the Samoyed Breed for approximately 53 years, serving on the Samoyed Association and Northern Samoyed Committees in the past. She has served as a member of the National Working and Pastoral Breeds committee since 1986.

She was a Vice President of the Samoyed Association, the Samoyed Breeders and Owners League, and was Chairperson of the North West Canine Association.

Margaret, along with Robin and the Annecy affix have campaigned/bred over 40 Champions in various countries.

People who knew Margaret will know how dedicated she was to her Samoyeds and of all the work she did for charities in fund raising, especially for the Underprivileged Children in Liverpool and Manchester districts.

Over the years I have known her, she will also be remembered for the interest and support she gave to families of anybody who was ill – she would phone and ensure the family had care, guidance and comfort at a particular time.

Details of the funeral service are not yet available.

Our sincere condolences go to Robin Newhouse – the “Annecy Kennel”, family and friends.

Roly Miller

Mrs Margaret Wilcock became a member of National Working and Pastoral Breed Society in 1986.

Since then she played an active part in the society affairs, most recently being seen as the person to greet and direct exhibitors into the Malvern showground, and was well known to the many exhibitors at our Sports Connexion open show as the ‘raffle ticket queen’. Her great enthusiasm for fund raising enabled the society to maintain realistic entry fees, as well as displaying a huge selection of desirable prizes.

Margaret was a successful breeder/exhibitor/judge of the ‘Annecy’ Samoyeds, an interest and involvement that spread internationally. She was KC approved for several breeds, and recently judged her first group. We send sympathy to her partner Robin Newhouse.

Ann Arch