It is with great sadness that the Board and staff of Partick Housing Association announce the death of Board member, Margaret Burke. Margaret passed away peacefully on Tuesday 5 November after a short illness.
A committee and Board member of PHA since 2001, she helped the organisation develop from its roots in protecting historic tenements, to its current status as a developer of innovative new-build schemes.
A tireless volunteer, Margaret also chaired the Partick United Residents Group for more than a decade, was a member of the Partick Community Council, a director (and former chair) of the Friends of Mansfield Park and an Executive Director of the Tenants Information Service.
Margaret became a Partick Housing Association tenant in 1999. She was so grateful for her new first-floor flat that she quickly threw herself into supporting the Association’s work with the local community. Claiming that she initially got involved simply because she was “nosey”, Margaret quickly became a prominent part of the Association’s governance, character and local presence.
Our sympathies go out to Margaret’s family and friends.