VALE : MARGARET (PEGGY) CRONIN

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Lithgow Golf Club Life Member, Peg Cronin. Peg passed away peacefully in Tabulam Cottage on Sunday 16th February. Up until September last year Peg enjoyed good health but was diagnosed with inoperable cancer as a result of a melanoma she had removed a number of years ago. At 90 years of age Peg decided not to have the invasive treatment required as there was no guarantee it would be successful.

Peg and late husband Jim joined the Lithgow Golf Club in the early 60’s. Very soon it become apparent that the Club had gained a great duo. Jim served on the Board for many years and was a recognised Captain of the Club. Peg served on the Ladies Committee for many years holding most positions. Both were great workers for and supporters of the Club. So great was their commitment that they were both elected Life Members of the Golf Club, a rare feat.

Peg and Jim played golf well into their 80’s until sadly Jim became ill, Peg  continued to play competitively, winning a Gold Medal at the age of 84, only to succumb to retirement from the game she loved when she could no longer walk around the course.

Although Peg retired from playing she held a strong interest in the goings on at the Club and golf in general up until her death.

Our sincere sympathy to daughter Gail, son Gary and wife Roz, grandchildren Sarah, Doug, Andrew and their Families and Peg’s extended Family.

A wonderful and much loved Lady, it has been our privilege to have known Peg.

Lynne Ritchie.