Margaret Ashworth, formerly of Waddington Road, Accrington, passed away peacefully in hospital, on May 26.

During her life Margaret was a hard worker and worked for Booth and Duxbury, Sprake and Ranson Solicitor’s, then later at Barlow Rowland Solicitor’s, where she stayed for over 30 years as a conveyancer.

In her spare time and during her retirement the 83-year-old greatly enjoyed playing golf, especially at her home club of Accrington, where she was a member for over 40 years and later became an honorary member.

During this time she had the great honour of being their Lady Captain in 1983, as well as the Centenary Lady Captain in 1993, by a popularity vote.

She also proudly served as Lady President for a three-year spell in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

She got a “Hole In One” at the club too.

Sport was a key part of Margaret’s life, as she also co-founded Baxenden Ladies Cricket in the 1960’s, as well as being an avid badminton player during this time.

She was also a dedicated committee member of East Lancashire Golf Association for many years too.

When not on the golf course she also loved spending time with her family and going on holiday, especially to the Canary Islands, with her favourite destination being Lanzarote, where she enjoyed many, many holidays there.

Margaret sadly leaves behind her beloved husband of 64 years John (Jack), her dearly loved daughter Jill, her dear son in law Paul, her treasured grandson Nick and his wife Stacey and her much loved sisters Joan and Marian.

She will be very sadly missed by all her loving family and friends.