Bay bids farewell to legendary Mo

2016-02-24 06:00
Maureen Dalzell (71) who passed away last week.              Photo: FACEBOOK

Maureen Dalzell (71) who passed away last week. Photo: FACEBOOK

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A MEMORIAL service will be held tomorrow, Thursday February 25, at 3pm at the Boardwalk Convention Centre for Maureen “Mo” Dalzell, a legend in the PR and communications industry.

Dalzell (71), a perfectionist on stilettos, as she was affectionately known, passed away last week Thursday.

Dalzell was involved in a car accident on her way to Grahamstown on February 7. She was admitted to hospital but was discharged shortly afterwards.

According to Ed Richardson of Siyathetha Communications, who worked with Dalzell for over a decade, it was only later discovered that her neck was fractured in seven places. Dalzell was scheduled to have surgery last Thursday but she died in her sleep at the Life St George’s Hospital in the early hours of that morning.

Dalzell had worked for more than 40 years as a communications officer at Sun International before she joined Siyathetha.

Graham Vass, a former colleague and manager of the Boardwalk, described Dalzell as the “sweetest chocolate in the box.”

“Mo lived her life to be helpful, kind and of service to others. She raised millions for those less fortunate yet resisted offers of assistance from me and others, even in her times of need as she ‘did not want to bother us.’

“She is now with Ronnie, her late husband. May her soul rest in peace.”

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