Ashes scattered at sea
Members of Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club came together on June 16 to scatter the ashes of Ms Margaret Callingham.
Ms Callingham was a long time member of the club, involved in women's surf life saving movement on the Central Coast in the 50s and 60s.
She was also a member of the then Surf Life Saving Ladies Auxiliary and even received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 for services to surf life saving.
Ms Callingham died aged 88, in 2018, after a long illness.
The club was contacted by Ms Callingham's children earlier in the year after learning from her will that she wanted her ashes to be scattered at sea.
The club's administrative support officer, Ms Belinda Thompson, said around 40 people attended the ceremony.
"Members took two rafts out, one containing Margaret's family and the other guests, to conduct the scattering ceremony," she said.
"When they returned to shore those gathered also released roses into the surf in Margaret's honour."
Interview (Dilon Luke), 19 Jun 2019
Belinda Thompson, Ocean Beach SLSC
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