Mum misses David on 80th
As Margaret Knight celebrated her 80th birthday yesterday, her one regret was the absence of her son, late Prime Minister David Thompson, to share the milestone.
She said: “My first thought is, it is so sad he is not here for my 80th birthday which is kind of a landmark. But oh, it would have been so nice if he had been here,” she said during an interview at her Mapps, St Philip home.
“Don’t you know that last year when he was lying in his bed so ill, when I walked through the door he said right away: ‘Happy birthday, mum!’”
Two days later he was dead.
Life since then has been “quite difficult” for Margaret.
She tells more of how difficult life has been since her son died last October 23 from pancreatic cancer.(GC)
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