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Marie Dale

Marie DALE

DALE Marie BSc Miss Marie Dale of Morton, Carlisle passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday 16th October 2021 aged 92. She was born and grew up in Thurnscoe where her parents were caretaker and cook at the pit there. Marie earned her degree in Geography at Birmingham University although her first love was always the English language. This became a life-long passion/appreciation of the arts, classical music and poetry. After leaving university Marie started teaching at her first post in Hull and then Halifax, moving to Carlisle in 1963 to take up the position of Deputy Head at Nelson Tomlinson in Wigton. Marie was a well-respected and exceptionally good Deputy Head for the school and retired in 1984 after 21 years. Many of her pupils stayed in touch with her, which was testament to the kindness she had shown to them. Even though she was a strict disciplinarian, she had an inner goodness and helped those in need on many occasions. Marie travelled extensively in Europe with her pupils on school trips and then, after retirement, she continued to enjoy her holidays abroad with friends and also locally, knowing the Lake District like the back of her hand. As her friends and colleagues will know she had an incredible memory and could quote poetry and tell anecdotes from any period throughout her life. Sadly, in the last few years her mobility let her down and she was not able to walk very far, but watching the day to day life of the park outside her house gave her great joy. According to her wishes, Marie did not want any fuss following her death, and therefore there will not be a formal service. She is survived by her two nieces, Fiona Adamson and Isobel Smith and if you wish to contact them you can get details from Coop Funeral Services in Spencer Street.



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  • __newsquest__Christine Scottsays...

    I am a former pupil, neighbour and for about 40+ years, a friend to Miss Dale. A strict disciplinarian she certainly was but after I was married and came again to be her neighbour (just round the corner) I began to respect and understand her more. We became very good friends and enjoyed many chats in her living room putting the world in order. Miss Dale trusted me to keep an eye on her mother, while she was out teaching, many years ago, giving her her morning coffee and lunch. The last few years we were unable to visit each other since I have MND but we wrote our annual letters at Christmas time. Forever at peace now Miss Dale, I will miss you, Christine Scott
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