With this obituary, we celebrate the life of Sally Prince. Her funeral took place at 11am on Thursday April 9th 2020 and was a small and intimate affair due to the virus lockdown, but Sally in her generous, selfless and easygoing way, would in all likelihood have seen the intimate gathering as a fond and fitting farewell, as despite her love for throwing a party for friends in the village, her more philosophical and contemplative side would have embraced and appreciated the modest ceremony. She was raised in tough times, having known what it’s like to be poor and hungry and as a child peered through people’s hedges to quite literally see how the other half lived so she never took anything for granted. She was evacuated during the war from Southend to Tewkesbury where she grew up. Later in life, when her experience and qualifications as a teacher opened new doors, she moved to Singapore to teach children on a naval base. She met husband Gerry there in 1963 and ultimately became an amazing Mum to Melanie, Sue and Andrew, an inspiration to grandchildren Zara, Ben and Alfred, and to son in law Steve, daughter in law Marion and of course niece Mandy who along with Sue, tirelessly cared for her in the final year of her life. Entrenched in village life, she brought great passion and knowledge to the Whiteway Centre’s Horticultural Society as well as to Rottingdean in Bloom. Her involvement in the Drama Society saw her not only tread the boards, but paint scenery, as well as making props and costumes. She was always involved in the village fair and the Lions fair and worked at the PARC charity shop on the seafront. Once when she encountered a lonely old lady, she befriended her and visited her for several years, visiting her in her home, this being just one of many examples of Sally’s generous and selfless heart. Sally spent many years as a primary school teacher at Rudyard Kipling Middle school in Woodingdean, many pupils remembering her fondly as a kind and inspirational teacher. She also spent much of her life as a tutor at a school of philosophy, passing on wisdom and practical lessons in mindfulness. She was a passionate reader, always having her head buried in a good old-fashioned British crime book as the local library and charity shops can attest to! This brief outline can’t possibly capture all there is to tell about Sally, and everyone who met her will have their own stories and anecdotes to tell, and we encourage you to add them to this site, together with any photos, should you wish to do so. When the time is right, Sally’s family will be organising a merry-making memorial in her honour and of course, there’s nothing to stop you raising a glass at home, as you carry on sharing your precious stories and memories.