In remembrance: Julie Broadley

24 July 2018

Dear colleagues and students

It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of one of our colleagues, Ms Julie Broadley (59), who served as secretary in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Ms Broadley died in the early hours of Thursday morning, 19 July 2018, at the Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Pinelands after a car accident on 29 June 2018.

The staff and students in the department said that Ms Broadley was well loved and will be remembered for her wonderful character.

Head of department Professor Eric van Steen said, “She cared deeply for the department, ensuring that all things were being done correctly. She was persistent in getting her job done, and was a driving factor behind a lot of the social events in the department. She was frank in her opinions but had her heart in the right place.”

Ms Broadley is survived by her mother, who she had been visiting in the UK the week before the accident.

While funeral arrangements have not yet been confirmed, a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, 24 July, at 15:00 in the Claremont Methodist Church, 22 Cavendish Street, Claremont. A departmental memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 25 July, in the Department of Chemical Engineering tea room. Everyone is welcome to attend either ceremony and share their memories.

The university is in contact with her family and has reached out to offer support and assistance during this time of grief.

We convey our heartfelt condolences to Ms Broadley’s family, friends, colleagues and all who knew her.


The UCT Executive

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