25 Jun 2013

State memorial service for Hazel Hawke

12:37 pm on 25 June 2013

Hazel Hawke will be remembered on Tuesday afternoon at a state memorial service at the Sydney Opera House.

The ex-wife of former prime minister Bob Hawke died last month aged 83 from Alzheimer's complications.

The ABC reports she was diagnosed in 2003 and used her profile to raise dementia awareness.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard will attend the memorial with other dignitaries including Governor-General Quentin Bryce and former prime ministers John Howard, Kevin Rudd and Mr Hawke.