The University was very sorry to hear of the death of Jacqui Suggett on 13 January 2018, following a long illness.
Jacqui, who retired from the University in 2008, was the Alumni Database Manager in the Communications & Development Office. After she retired Jacqui returned to the University on short term contracts until 2010, as her wealth of experience was vital to the smooth running of the University’s Degree Congregations. Jacqui’s hard work had made a considerable difference to the Degree Congregations for years.
Jacqui was employed by the University in August 1976 as a Secretariat Assistant (Word Processing Machine Operator) in the Academic Division of the Registry. In 1989 Jacqui started to work for the Public Relations and Information Office on desktop publishing, the University prospectus, and database work. In later years Jacqui worked in Alumni Relations, with particular responsibility for the alumni database until she retired.
Jacqui was an extremely dedicated and accomplished colleague, who pioneered the use of office technology in its infancy training many people to use word processors when they were first adopted. Jacqui was also knowledgeable, wise, and a wonderful friend who would do all she could to help fellow members of staff.
Jacqui’s funeral has been arranged for Thursday 8 February at 1.15pm. The service will be held at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Clarence Road, Herne Bay. Following this a short service will be held at Barham Crematorium. Refreshments will be provided, with details to follow.
Jacqui requested no flowers, and instead asked for donations to the Church or to the Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury.