Former assistant editor of the Cape Argus, Carol Hobday, from Rosebank, died on Sunday night, March 24 at the age of 63.
Carol and her husband, Jonathan Hobday, were actively involved in the activities of Mowbray police for many years and were re-elected by the community to the positions of secretary and chairman of the Mowbray Community Policing Forum (CPF) respectively.
Mr Hobday said he had lost his “soulmate”.
Ward councillor Patrick Chapple said Ms Hobday had been a staunch member of the CPF where she had held the victim-support portfolio.
“Carol was an integral part of the unit and her voluntary selfless service to the community will be sadly missed,” he said.
Dave Sivertsen, who worked with both Mr and Ms Hobday on the Mowbray CPF and the Rosebank Mowbray Civic Association, said that Ms Hobday’s dead was a shock to the community.
Ms Hobday had been very efficient in her work at Mowbray police station’s victim support unit.
Sergeant Renecia Avontuur, from Mowbray police, said Ms Hobday had been a volunteer at Mowbray police for 18 years.
“We at Mowbray police always knew which number to dial, and she was always ready to assist and she was a great asset to the community,” she said.
Ms Hobday’s memorial service will be held at St Patrick’s Church in Mowbray, on Friday April 12, at 11am.