margotVale Margot Simington

from Kerry Thorn

Dr Margot Simington died peacefully last Tuesday night following a very short battle with cancer.
The first sign for Margot and us was her text message at 5am on Monday 22nd February: Sorry, Bilious dreaming since 11:30pm.

That was the first training session she missed!

First medical consultations revealed a parasitic amoeba and she was treated with antibiotics and probiotics. Her next text was: Still plan to row tomorrow, even if I do nothing else!

She was back on Wednesday. She continued to row for another week, though commented that she was finding the sessions tiring.

Margot was a real rowing diehard! Nothing kept her away from the water. She was equally passionate with her weights and cross-training programs.

Margot loved her single scull and loved rowing in crew boats just as much and she loved to share her passion.

Margot was diagnosed with cancer the following week.

We will all remember her as a very bright-eyed, erudite, sophisticated lady, with a variety of interests which she loved. Margot absorbed life.

She was seen on television on Monday 8th March as the opening shot on Catalyst, looking very beautiful!

She is survived by her three adored sons, her very special grand children, loved sisters Suzanne and Leone and brother Raoul.

Margot’s funeral will be at Northern Suburbs Crematorium at 10:30am on Wednesday 30th March, her 77th birthday.

There will be a celebration of Margot’s life on 7 April in the evening, at the Club. Details TBC.

Evening Training Now Underway

Training has begun for those interested every Tuesday and Thursday evening between 6.30pm and 8pm. All sessions have a volunteer coach – Matt Bourke on Tuesdays and Steve Roll on Thursdays. Remember to bring your lights.


We are working on the best combinations for the Trickett regatta. They will be posted on the notice board this weekend.

Also there will be an event on at the Club on the Trickett weekend, on 2 April. If you are down at the club please lend a hand to put the ergs away and generally tidy up the area upstairs.

Lost and Found

A medium sized box of spare parts from Sykes has gone missing. It was last seen in the office. Can anyone help?

CCTV Needed!

On Tuesday morning at 5am the Captain came to the shed to find a motor lying on the pontoon and 2 tinnies out in the rain.
Last out makes sure nothing left on pontoon.

Dates to remember

2 – 3 April – Trickett Grade Championship, SIRC
16 April – LRC Masters Regatta, Iron Cove
30 April – Drummoyne Masters Regatta, Iron Cove