Lady Hannah Dadae succumbs to illness

The Office of the Governor General – Government House has advised of the unfortunate passing of Lady Hannah Dadae, wife of Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae.

Acting Official Secretary Bill Toraso has confirmed that Lady Hannah passed away from a short illness at around 2pm yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 4h December, 2018, in Brisbane, Australia.

Lady Hannah had been receiving medical treatment for the past three months when she succumbed to her illness.

Lady Hannah was a teacher by profession and had taught in schools throughout Morobe Province for 29 years before retiring a few years ago.

After retirement, Lady Hannah became involved in charitable and Christian ministry which she continued to pursue when Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae became the Governor General.

She was passionate about issues affecting women and children which she advocated and spoke passionately about throughout her travels with the Governor General.

She had been hosting Christian fellowship with female prisoners at Bomana Prison and had announced her intention to extend fellowship to female prisons throughout the country.

Lady Hannah Dadae comes from Garaina in Morobe Province. She was 53 years old.

Lady Hannah is survived by Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae and their five children.

Her body will return to Port Moresby on Friday, December 7th, accompanied by Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae.

Funeral arrangements will be announced soon after. 

(Lady Hannah with Sir Bob – Picture: Diocese of Wewak PNG Facebook page)

Press release