At the end of September every year, Roedean remembers the Lawrence Sisters and all ORs and former staff we have lost throughout the previous year at our Founders' Day and Commemoration Service in the School Chapel. The last service was held on Friday 25 March 2022, when we remembered all those lost over the 2 years we were unable to hold the service due to Covid-19.

Friends and family are invited to publish announcements on this page by emailing the Alumnae Office. Announcements will remain on the website until the person has been remembered at the service and friends and family will be invited to join us at the service. If you would like to attend to remember somebody named below, please email

If you wish to submit a full obituary for a future edition of The Roedeanian, please email


Roedean School regrets to announce the following deaths:

Penelope Amerasinghe (Pank, No. 4, 1952-54) - Old Roedeanian

Frances Twambley (Brown, No. 2, 1961-68) - Old Roedeanian

Antonia Leire (Marshall, No. 4, 1973-79) - Old Roedeanian

Janet Bailey (Ross, No. 2, 1942-47) - Old Roedeanian

Fiona Parr (Swan, No. 1, 1950-56) - Old Roedeanian

Shirley Hewett (Highton, No. 4, 1945-48) - Old Roedeanian

Maureen Landivar (1997-2005) - Former Staff

Michele Yu (Chan, No. 2, 1981-83) - Old Roedeanian

Susan Guy (Brown, No. 1, 1942-48) - Old Roedeanian

Jean Gray (Campbell, No. 3, 1949-53) - Old Roedeanian

Margaret McGinlay (Rider, No. 4, 1939-45) - Old Roedeanian

Ann Hulme (Prall, No. 4, 1945-50) - Old Roedeanian

Please click here to see a copy of the Order of Service from the service in March 2022.

The school is not responsible for the content of the announcements and cannot guarantee that all deaths will be recorded on this page.