Pamela Maynard dies

Guyanese musical sensation Pamela Maynard died on Sunday in Canada, ending a battle with breast cancer.

Her sister, Georgia Maynard, related to this newspaper that she passed away about 8.45 am on Sunday at a hospital in Ontario, Canada, where she had been undergoing treatment for the past two weeks.

Pamela Maynard was 58.

Georgia Maynard said the family has decided to have the funeral in Ontario, but will hold a memorial service here in Guyana later on.

Pamela Maynard

Born in Georgetown, Pamela was the daughter of Guyanese singer/songwriter Mavis Maynard, who wrote Pamela’s debut hit “Lost, Lonely and Helpless”.

At the age of 15, Pamela sang lead and backing vocals with firstly the Yoruba Singers, and then Sid & The Slickers.

After leaving school in 1976, Pamela joined the Guyana Defence Force and was a member of its band. She sang for visiting dignitaries such as Fidel Castro and also represented her country by singing at festivals.

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