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Dame Olga Lopes-Seale passes at 92

Dame Olga Lopes-Seale passes at 92


Barbados: Guyana -born Dame Olga Lopes-Seale died on February 4, 2011 in hospital while recuperating from hip surgery.  She broke her hip on December 9, 2010 while making preparations for her annual Christmas Party and boat cruise for needy children.

Over the years she has suffered with knee and other medical problems but it did not stop her work as a columnist for the Barbados Nation newspaper or her extensive efforts in humanitarian causes—helping needy children.

The picture above was taken by Guyanese Online in June 2010, during the visit to Barbados by Vivian Lee and his wife, Isabella. ( see article link below).  During that visit and interview with Guyanese Online, they both reminisced on the early days of radio broadcasting, and all the various activities they were involved with in Guyana.  She also talked about her work in Barbados over 46 years  – in broadcasting, writing, and her Charity.

She was the recipient of numerous awards for her work in broadcasting and charities, the latest being an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies.

Tributes  are pouring in from all around the world  from people who have known “Auntie Olga”  in Guyana and Barbados.

Guyanese Online extends condolences to the family.

Click links to view related articles listed below:-

Nation News, Barbados:- report and tributes on her passing

DemeraraWaves reports on her passing

Tribute Guyanese Association of Barbados (GABI)

Olga Lopes Seale meets Vivian Lee again—June 2010

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