Wife of Maximus Ongkili, Joan Maluda, dies at 63


KOTA KINABALU: Datin Seri Joan Maluda, wife of Kota Marudu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, who is also PBS deputy president, died yesterday after struggling with a long-term illness.

She was 63.

Joan died at the couple’s residence in Kampung Kolopis, Penampang near here at 2.15pm with her family members by her side.

In a statement here last night, Ongkili said the public can pay their last respects during her funeral service at the SIB Church in Likas here on Sept 9 at 1pm.

“We thank the people for their wishes and prayers. She was a loving wife and great, wholesome mother. She will be deeply missed,” said Ongkili.

Joan leaves behind two children – a daughter Rachel Jane and son, Jordan.-- Bernama © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd