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Vale Margaret Cockman OAM CStJ

Press Release

One of St John WA’s most valued team members, Margaret Cockman OAM CStJ, has passed away peacefully, aged 92. 

Margaret was a long-time volunteer at the Wanneroo Division of Event Health Services, joining in 1968 and retiring from active service in 2003.

 Her achievements were many with St John WA.

Margaret was an active trainer and volunteer ambulance officer in Wanneroo during the period up until 1978 when ambulance services were provided by volunteers in the region before being transitioned to a career station.

Margaret was the Sub Centre Chairperson, the Regional Superintendent for Perth Northern Region – Event Health Services, and the Divisional Manager – Wanneroo Division.

She was a made a Freeman of both the City of Wanneroo and City of Joondalup in recognition of her long history of community service.

Margaret was a Commander in the Order and was recognised for her services to the wider Wanneroo and Joondalup communities with an OAM, and her services to the community have been recognised widely.

Margaret’s long history of volunteer work supported the Wanneroo Country Women’s Association, Wanneroo Agricultural Society, Wanneroo and Districts Historical Society, the Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club, Wanneroo Red Cross Doorknock Appeal, and Yanchep Golf Club, as well as St John WA.

As a former Commander with the St John WA, Margaret dedicated many years and countless hours to the organisation

Flags outside the Wanneroo Civic Centre and Clarkson Library were flown at half-mast on July 27 in Margaret’s memory.

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