Memorial date set for Beryl Healy

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A date has been set for a civic service of remembrance for Beryl Healy who was killed in a freak car accident earlier this month.

Mrs Healy, 79, died from her injuries after becoming trapped under her car while she unloaded shopping on the driveway of her home in Pococks Road.

Beryl Healy, candidate for Devonshire

Beryl Healy, candidate for Devonshire

The former Liberal Democrat councillor on both borough and county councils, was a past mayor and council leader, a well respected politician and hugely passionate about Eastbourne. She was also a volunteer with the Samaritans.

The civic ceremony is on Monday June 29 at St Mary’s Church, Old Town, at 11am.

Tributes have flooded in for Mrs Healy, also a former nurse.

A book of condolence is also at the Town Hall in Grove Road for people to sign.

Former MP Stephen Lloyd, a close friend of Mrs Healy, said, “Beryl really was a one-off and I know many have fond memories of her. Do come along if you can as I am sure it will be a fitting memorial service for such a tremendous, loyal and much loved servant of Eastbourne.

“Beryl’s passing has been an awful shock for many of us but I am very determined to remember her with joy and good humour. She was such wonderful fun. Come rain or shine I always felt better after being in Beryl’s company.

“I know that her lovely family have also been profoundly touched by the outpouring of appreciation shown toward Beryl’s memory. They will all welcome you joining us at St Mary’s Church on Monday June 29.

“Let’s send this extraordinary woman off in true Eastbourne style - she was a true one off.”

A funeral date for Mrs Healy has not yet been revealed.

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