Touching tribute paid to Fareham College librarian


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A MAN has paid a touching tribute to his wife, a former librarian at Fareham College.

Meg Newman, born Margaret Norquay, of Fareham, died aged 64 on February 14 after a battle with cancer. Her husband of 42 years, Richard, her daughter Rachael Trutwein and son Ross Newman were by her side.

Originally from Orkney, Meg attained an MA at Aberdeen and spent a year at Leeds gaining her Associate of the Library Association.

When she married, she moved south and her first appointment was as assistant librarian at Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1971. She left in 1977 to have a family, and later returned to Fareham College where she stayed for 30 years.

She oversaw the transfer of Price’s College library into Fareham and the creation of the centre block library, which became the learning and resources centre, until she retired in 2010.

Meg was a member of the Fareham Book Club, the Fareham WI, a volunteer at Fareham police station and the Community Action offices.

Richard said: ‘Meg was a quiet, unassuming lady who had a passion for excitement, tackling a trek for the Rainbow Centre, abseiling, flying and helicopters. I am very proud of her achievements and she will be greatly missed.’

Her funeral was due to be held today at 9.30am at Portchester Crematorium.