Crowds gather to remember Bexhill teacher who died suddenly

Crowds gathered to pay their respects to a popular Bexhill teacher after she died suddenly.

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 3:36 pm
Crowds gathered to pay respects to Dr Joolz Durkin. Picture: Lee Floyd

Dr Joolz Durkin died on July 12, at the age of 56.

The St Richard's Catholic College teacher, who was working up until her death, leaves behind two sons and a husband.

On Monday (July 27), staff, pupils, friends and former pupils, led by the school principal Doreen Cronin, lined the pavements outside St Richard's to pay their respects.

Crowds gathered to pay respects to Dr Joolz Durkin. Picture: Lee Floyd

Dressed in purple, the crowd took part in a gentle applause as the cortege passed by on its way to Eastbourne crematorium, where a small family ceremony was held.

Crowds gathered to pay respects to Dr Joolz Durkin. Picture: Lee Floyd
Crowds gathered to pay respects to Dr Joolz Durkin. Picture: Lee Floyd