Written by Tessa Foster (nee Keenan)
Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Joan Christina Turnbull (nee Ransom) died on 1 April 2014 at St Peter and St James Hospice in East Sussex.

Joan worked in the Bursar's office (John Fairhead) from 1968 to 1974 - a popular member of the admin staff, working with Tessa Keenan, Pam Munson, PA to Headmaster, Henry Christie and latterly with Betty Houghton-Browne.

Joan was born in Brighton on the 18 April 1931. During her time at Brighton College, Joan and her husband, Freddie, took part in a Service of Blessing in Brighton College Chapel, officiated by the late Rev Bill Peters.

Joan enjoyed many interests, including floristry, restoring antiques and catering. In recent years, Joan worked tirelessly raising money for her local hospice. She will be remembered for her outgoing, warm and friendly personality and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Joan's funeral was held on 22nd April 2014 at St Mary's Church, Barcombe, near Lewes. Donations in Joan's memory can be sent to St Peter and St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 4ED.

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