September 28, 2008

Suicide Spinster’s Pounds 3m Will

A SPINSTER who lived alone in a tiny flat and worked in a charity shop has stunned friends by leaving pounds 3million in her will.

Marjorie Lock left much of the fortune she inherited from her family's furniture business to charity.

The 80-year-old took her own life because she could not face suffering from a long-term illness.

An inquest heard she was suffered from depression and osteoporosis, and had previously cared for her late brother who had Parkinson's disease.

She left money to charities involved with mental health, osteoporosis and Parkinson's.

Miss Lock, who spent years as a purser on cruise ships, lived in a small flat in Southampton.

Her cousin Bob Gorszynski said: "She was a very giving person who lived very modestly."

Coroner Gordon Denson, recording a verdict of suicide, said she had put her affairs in order before taking an overdose of painkillers.

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