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Margot Pimentel

Former Manila stage actress, journalist Margot Pimentel writes thirty

Margot (64x95)Former Manila newspaper society editor and stage actress and later on Sydney media person,  PR practitioner and author Margot Pimentel, 67, of Glendenning died 27 July of still undetermined cause at Blacktown hospital.
“The angels came for my youngest sister, Margot, last night,” said  his older brother Jimmy Pimentel, veteran Sydney journalist  and leader of  Philippine community media practitioners. 
” She was 67, and suffering from cancer for three years. But her death came suddenly, one hour she was bright and active although feeling a bit sick, and in three hours she was pronounced dead at Blacktown Hospital,” said Pimentel.
“Margot was a journalist, television weather girl and then show host in Manila before emigrating to Sydney about 20 years ago. A prolific writer, she won a short story competition in first attempt, in her first year in Sydney. Benjie de Ubago’s FilipinOz newspaper published one of Margot’s short stories. Mars Cavestany was her close professional associate in Manila, and so was Evelyn Opilas who worked as a journalist with Margot in the daily newspaper ‘Today’.
Margot is survived by daughter Anna (husband James) Sotiropoulos, sons Gilbert Flores (wife Maryanne), and Narciso Manuel Flores (wife Megan) and grandchildren Nicholas, Nathalie, Zachary,  Katara and Kaedes.
“My sister joined a small public relations oufit in the North Shore in her first job, and then moved on to the publicity/promotion (I think) section of the NSW Department of Education based in Blacktown, where she had been living,” said Pimentel.
Margot’s body will be laid to rest at 12:00 noon on Tuesday August 5. A brief ceremony will take place at the Garden Chapel of Castlebrook Memorial Park Cemetery on Windsor Rd., Rouse Hill.