Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen’s Statement on the passing of Lady Cooke:

“It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Her Excellency the Most Host Honourable Lady Cooke, widow of former Governor-General Sir Howard Cooke.

Lady Cooke was a gracious person whose social engagements and ease of manner enhanced the work of Sir Howard.

Her love for and work among children distinguished her as a major contributor in the field of Child Development.

Her role in national development through education, culture and agricultural initiatives will forever be an important part of the King’s House legacy.”