Margaret Joyce Leyden

#319, (11 Jun 1935 - 9 Jun 2011)
Margaret Scott taken 1993
     Margaret Joyce Leyden was born on 11 Jun 1935 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand .1,2
She was the daughter of Ernest William Leyden and Margaret Grace Bain.

Margaret Joyce Leyden married Robert Kay Scott, son of Neil Fairholm Scott and Maggie Gerrard Innes, on 25 Sep 1954 at St Bernadettes Church, Forbury Corner, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand .3
Bob and Margaret Scott Wedding
Bob and Margaret Scott Wedding outside the Church

As of 25 Sep 1954,her married name was Scott.

Margaret died on 9 Jun 2011 at Public Hospital, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , at age 75 years, 11 months and 29 days

At 5.30am
Margaret had had a fall and broken some ribs, developed fluid on the lungs which turned to pneumonia.4

Margaret's death notice appeared on 11 Jun 2011 in the "Otago Daily Times" newspaper, New Zealand ,

SCOTT, Margaret Joyce (Grams).
On June 9, 2011, suddenly at Dunedin Hospital; aged 75 years.
Dearly loved wife of the late Bob, loved and loving Mum and Mother-in-law of Margaret and Kevin, Robert and Janine, Brian and Jackie, Gregory and Susan, and Trudie and Ben, adored Grams of Jacinda, and Melissa; Philipa, Morgan, Robert and Isaac; Nathan, Clair, Olivia, Samantha and Genevieve; Sinead, and Angus, loved Great-Grams of Esme, Eden, Zach, and Paige.
Rest in peace.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Bernadette's Catholic Church, Forbury Road, at 1pm on Monday, June 13.
The funeral then leaving for the Green Park Cemetery.
Rosary will be held in the Church, at 5.30pm on Sunday evening.
Messages to Scotts Ridge, 28 MacMaster Road, Saddle Hill, RD1, Dunedin 9076.
Hope and Sons Ltd. FDANZ

SCOTT Margaret Joyce.
Loved Mother and Grandmother of Margaret and Kevin Carter (Wellington), Jacinda and Franz Stoufer (Auckland), Melissa and Bryan Field (Wellington), Zachary, Paige, Jakob, and Harri.
Messages to 28 Meadowbank Drive, Belmont, Lower Hutt 5010.

SCOTT, Margaret Joyce (Grams). Most dearly loved and deeply missed Mum, Mother-in-Law and Grams of Gregory, Susan, Sinead and Angus. XXXX
"So polish the stars,
And fire up the Sun;
And put out some slippers,
To welcome my Mum.
Find a new galaxy,
And light up her name;
Because life on planet Earth,
Just won't be the same."

SCOTT, Margaret.
Much loved sister of the late Ernest Leyden, and sister-in-law of Lorraine, Aunty Marg will be remembered with great love and affection by Anthony, Theresa, Andrea, Bridget, Gaylene, Carole, Barbara, Jenny, Deanna, Daniel and their partners and children.5

Margaret was buried on 13 Jun 2011 at Green Park Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

In Loving Memory of
Robert Kay Scott
27-6-1932 12-9-1981
a dearly loved husband, father and grandfather
Margaret Joyce Scott
11-6-1935 9-6-2011
a dearly loved wife, mother, mother-in-law, frams and great-grams.

Loving and Inspirational Parents.6
Robert and Margaret Scott
Green Park Cemetery, Dunedin

Margaret and Bob had 4 children, all still living.

Father*Ernest William Leyden (1909 - )
Mother*Margaret Grace Bain (1912 - )

Family: Margaret Joyce Leyden and Robert Kay Scott


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 2988, June Qtr. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S110] Letter from Margaret Scott (Dunedin) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) June 1st 2008.
  3. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 11300.
  4. [S127] Letter from Ruby Blewden (Dunedin, New Zealand) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails Feb 2009; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Advised via email from Vicky on the day.
  5. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, Saturday 11 June 2011. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  6. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Dunedin City Council Online Database: Block 11-12 Plot 2 & 4. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.