Dunfermline Athletic

Margaret Ross - Tributes

Wednesday, 21st Dec 2016

A collection of tributes left online after the recent passing of Director, Margaret Ross.


"We were all absolutely devastated to hear the very sad that Margaret had passed away. Her death, at a relatively young age, will be a shock to the wider Pars Family, as she had made so many friends over the years following The Pars. In recent years she has provided sterling service to the Pars Supporters Trust and the DAFC Board as well as many other groups such as the Former Players. Margaret was an extremely compassionate and caring lady, who fought injustice of any kind, and put in many hours of hard work on behalf of our club in recent years. She will be sorely missed. On behalf of everyone at DAFC, I would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Margaret`s partner, Tom, the rest of her family and all of her many friends at this sad time."


“Margaret was one of the driving forces behind the inception of the Pars Supporters Trust in 2004 and, after the successful acquisition of our club by Pars United in 2013, it seemed fitting that Margaret should take up her seat on the Board of DAFC on behalf of the PST. Margaret worked tirelessly for her beloved Pars, involving herself in several of the groups within the Pars family, not just the PST. It is testament to Margaret that the PST has become one of the largest Supporters Trusts in the country, never losing sight of ensuring the best interests of its members were always close at heart.”

There have been quite literally hundreds of tributes from football clubs, organisations and fans across the football world. Here are just some of them:

St Johnstone FC: Dreadful news. Such a stalwart supporter of The Pars` cause. Thoughts are with her family and all at DAFC.

Ayr United FC: please pass on our condolences. Thoughts are with everyone at this time.

Brechin City FC: We are all shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Margaret’s passing. Our thoughts and condolences to all family and friends.

Cowdenbeath FC: We can only pass on our sincere condolences to all connected with Dunfermline Athletic and to all Margaret’s friends and family including her partner Tom.  She was very well known personally to many of us at Cowdenbeath FC and we always greatly enjoyed her company in the Boardroom or in meetings.  Margaret was always good humoured and good company.  She was a great football enthusiast and a great representative of Dunfermline Athletic.  She will be much missed by us all.

Queen of the South FC: We would like to pass our sincerest condolences to everyone at DAFC and Margaret’s family and friends at this sad time.

Heart of Midlothian FC: Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Director Margaret Ross who passed away last night. Such sad news for the club.

Kilmarnock FC Trust: Please pass on condolences to her family and friends from all at the Killie Trust.

Raith Rovers FC: Sincere condolences to our friends at DAFC following the untimely death of director Margaret Ross. All at RRFC are deeply shocked.

Dumbarton FC: Condolences to family and friends of Margaret Ross of DAFC on the news of her untimely passing from all at Dumbarton Football Club.

Josh Falkingham: Devastated to hear the news about Margret Ross. Truly wonderful women and someone that helped me and my family a lot! Huge loss for DAFC. RIP.

Andy Barrowman: Very sad news! Margaret represented everything that is good about DAFC. Lovely human being who will be sorely missed

Joe Cardle: Such sad news about Margaret Ross. She couldn`t do enough for my family. A massive lost for everyone at DAFC. R.I.P Margaret x

Sean Murdoch: Devastated with the news about Margaret Ross! A truly fantastic women who loved the Pars! RIP Margaret

Sports Journalist Jim Spence: I am so very sad to hear this. A wonderful woman with whom I spoke often as a journalist. Requiescat in pace Margaret.

Ryan Scully: Thoughts are with Margaret`s family at this time, can`t believe it such shocking news about a true Dunfermline legend and most importantly such a good person‬

Scott Thomson: Devastated to hear this terrible news this morning. Thoughts are with all Margaret`s family and friends at this sad time. Another one of the Pars family taken far too early. R.I.P Margaret X X

Shaun Byrne: Sad to hear the news about Margaret Ross. Be a massive loss for everyone at DAFC such a lovely woman who would do anything to help

Danny Grainger: Terrible news. It was a pleasure to meet her and was a genuinely nice woman! Thoughts go out to her family and all connected.

Gozie Ugwu: Awful news, such a lovely and kind lady who was so welcoming. My thoughts go out to her family and friends.

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