News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. Dec. 1, 2012: Guyana-born singer, Pamela Maynard, is set to be laid to rest following a funeral on Dec. 8th in Canada.
The singer, who passed away at 8:15 a.m.on Sunday, November 25th, will be laid to rest following a funeral service at the Family Worship Centre, on Bailey Street in Pickering, Ontario.
Relatives said the singer, who was lauded on the Uhuru Radio Network by Ron Bobb-Semple on Nov. 24th, died after a battle with breast cancer.
Maynard was a versatile in most areas of popular musical genres, including gospel, reggae, soul, R&B, jazz, calypso and soca among other varying types of music including cover of songs like “Misty Blue” and “One Day At A Time.”
She received awards in four genres of music including Best Reggae, Country and Western, Soul and R&B from SurfNoir Inc in the USA. In the UK she received the prestigious JetStar Award, the Music Volks Award in Germany and the Reggae Award, best Calypso and best Gospel Awards in Canada to name a few.
The lists she shared the stage with include the likes of Ben E King, the Platters, the Drifters and Ray Charles; also top Jamaican acts such as Jimmy Cliff, Hopeton Lewis, John Holt, Byron Lee & The Dragonaires and Boris Gardner, other acts such as Sid and the Slickers, Yoruba Singers, Aubrey Mann, Smallman Band as well as calypsonian giants Lord Kitchener, the Mighty Sparrow, Shadow, Baron, Troubadours among others.
Maynard was born in Georgetown and was the daughter of Guyanese singer/songwriter Mavis Maynard, who wrote Pamela’s debut hit “Lost, Lonely and Helpless.” After leaving school in 1976, she joined the army where she sang for visiting dignitaries such as Fidel Castro. She also represented Guyana at song festivals and from the age of 15 sand lead and backing vocals with Yoruba Singers and then Sid and the Slickers.
See Maynard performing on her video here: