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Farewell Mala MBE
Yesterday morning, a large group of family, friends and neighbours gathered outside O’Donnell Court to pay their respects to Mala Fernandez, who has died after a long period of illness.
Her husband Ron, known to many of us for his sterling work on the flower beds outside our block, left for the funeral service on the striking horse-drawn hearse, which followed the top-hatted funeral director at a stately pace up Hunter Street. The other hearse ended up packed with flowers from mourners. Here you can see the impressive display spelling out Mala MBE: she received the honour for her service to the NHS over 21 years as a nurse at the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Mala, described by everyone as a really lovely person, will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts are with Ron and family at this difficult time.