The School flag flew at half-mast on Monday 14th January in honour of former long-serving laboratory technician Judith Sullivan who died on New Year’s Day, aged 66. Her funeral service at Lytham Crematorium was attended by very many of her former colleagues, as well as her family, including four grandchildren, and friends.
Judith joined the Chemistry department of the then King Edward VII School in 1990 and then worked in KEQMS and AKS until her retirement in 2014. Dr. Chris Jessop, the present Head of Science, represented the School at the funeral.
Judith’s husband of 22 years Peter Sullivan, who himself spent the whole of his teaching career at the school, subsequently welcomed everyone to a tea at The Glendower Hotel in St. Annes where several former school lab. technicians were especially delighted to meet up again. Pauline Lenney, Chemistry teacher at AKS, spoke warmly and amusingly of Judith, a fellow Liverpudlian, her family, her vitality and her excellent service to the School.
Donations in memory of Judith are requested for the Trinity Hospice and these can be arranged through the funeral director Mark Rae of Wood Street in St. Annes.