LVTC announces with great sorrow the passing of Margaret Berry on 12 November 2020. A regular collaborator with LVTC member Ana Elina Martínez Insua, Margaret Berry authorized innumerable landmark contributions and publications, from the early An Introduction to Systemic Linguistics I. Structures and systems (1975) and An Introduction to Systemic Linguistics II. Levels and links (1977), which are considered to be the first comprehensive theoretical treatment of systemic-functional linguistics theory, to “Inequalities in status: How do they show in discourse and what can be done about them?”, published in Lingua just a month before her passing. She leaves an enduring academic and personal impact on the SFL community. Her initiatives and efforts paved the way for the European and the International Systemic Functional Linguistic associations and workshops, and laid the foundation for most relevant functionally-oriented journals such as Functions of Language. Gifted with a brilliant mind and academic excellence, Margaret Berry was also tremendously kind, warm and generous. She was always willing to listen, share her ideas and encourage and support others with enthusiasm. She will be missed and remembered with deep gratitude.