Tributes paid to coach crash victim Margaret

Margaret Luxton, who died in the Age Concern Exmouth coach crash in Cornwall on May 13. Margaret Luxton, who died in the Age Concern Exmouth coach crash in Cornwall on May 13.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
3:55 PM

The family of the second woman named by police as a victim of the Age Concern Exmouth coach crash in Cornwall has said she will be ‘massively missed’.

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Margaret Luxton, aged 59, who lived in Exmouth, died in the crash in Morval on May 13 as the coach trip, operated by Carmel Coaches, made its way to Looe.

Speaking on behalf of the Luxton family, daughter-in-law Ruth Luxton described her as: “A wonderful local Exmouth lady was taken from us far too soon.”

She continued: “Margaret Luxton was a lovely wife to Richard of 40 years and wonderful mother to her two children Marie and Terry, all from Exmouth.

“She was a fantastic nanny to her six grandchildren, Amy, Lucy, James and Alfie, Archie and Amelie who will all miss her massively.

“At Christmas she always turned up like Mother Christmas with sacks full of presents for everyone. Margaret always had a big smile on her face and always cared for everyone else before herself.”

Ruth said Margaret worked for many years at Knappe Cross nursing home, where everyone has said they will be deeply saddened by her loss.

Ruth added: “Margaret was a very timid lady who was afraid to fly, which is why she loved going on her day trips on a coach with her sister Brenda, who was also her best friend.

“When they both set off that morning on May 13 sitting at the back of the coach, little did they know that Margaret would never return.

“The crash has saddened and shocked us all as a family. We drove to the site to place flowers and posters the grandchildren had made.

“It was an emotional day but we would love to think that our lovely, positive Margaret will always be shining on us all. She will be massively missed.”

The other victim of the crash has previously been named as Carol Muldoon, 68, from Newton Poppleford.

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