It is with great sadness and a sense of loss for many working in the special events industry in Australia of the passing of Maureen Christie (nee Blake) recently following a long battle with cancer.

Maureen owned Maureen Christie Special Events for many years, based in Balmain, and was renowned for her creativity and flair.

Meg Fisher, manager events & protocol at Local Government NSW, recalls Maureen worked on many of her events and describes her as a great colleague, peer and friend.

At a service in her honour, Maureen’s youngest daughter reflected on her mother as “an incredible woman, a force of nature, loyal and a loving friend and mother. Her laughter and her creative soul will be sadly missed. I feel blessed she was my mother. The lessons she taught me I carry with pride. Your love will always live on in our hearts.”

She is survived by her daughters Melissa and Pearl, sons-in-law, nephews and nieces, grandchildren and many lifelong friends.

RIP Maureen.