Club and fans pay tribute to ‘Mrs Farsley Celtic’

Tributes: Margaret Lobley (pictured right alongside John and Margaret Palmer.

Farsley Celtic ave paid tribute to one off the club’s vice presidents, Margaret Lobley, who passed away earlier this week.

Margaret was a stalwart volunteer at the club. Over the years she acted as club secretary, being involved as the club was promoted to the then Football Conference Premier, as well as many seasons before.

When the club reformed in 2010, alongside Margaret Palmer, she looked after the half time hospitality at the club.

Club director Robert Winterbottom said Margaret was ‘one of our own’: “Although she hadn’t been able to attend many games in the last few years, she has always kept a very keen interest in the comings and goings at ‘The Nest’. She made many calls to myself and the rest of the board – and certainly kept us all on our feet!

“We wish all the best to son Hayden and the wider family.”

Farsley Celtic’s The Citadel ground.

In a statement issued to Farsley Celtic, Margaret’s family said: “It is with great sadness that we (have) lost our beloved mum, grandma and great grandma. (She was) Mrs Farsley Celtic. She passed away peacefully holding the hands of all who loved her.”

Fans also paid tribute on social media.

Terr Smith tweeted: “Rest in peace Margaret a truly lovely women Thoughts are with Margaret’s family and friends and everyone associated with our club.”

“Goodnight God bless Margaret, such a lovely lady xx,” wrote Caroline Harriman.

Gareth Liversedge added: “RIP Margaret. A wonderful, special lady who was a part of the Farsley Celtic family. Condolences to all the family x.”


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