Acting Official Secretary Mr. Bill Toraso has confirmed that Lady Hannah Dadae wife of Governor-General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae, passed away from a short illness at around 2 pm yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 4h December 2018, in Brisbane, Australia.
Lady Dadae had been receiving medical treatment for the past three months when she succumbed to her illness.
Lady Dadae 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 Dadae was 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 and had also been hosting Christian fellowship with female prisoners at Bomana Prison and 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 and is survived by Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae and their five children.
The body of the late Lady Dadae will return to Port Moresby on Friday, December 7th accompanied by Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Office of the Governor General soon after.