In memoriam: Colette Dalton

We are deeply saddened by the death of Colette Dalton, a much-loved member of our catering team. 

Peter Robinson, Head of Catering and colleague, pays tribute: 

A familiar face to staff and students alike, Colette worked for the university for 41 years across our different catering outlets and was an incredibly popular member of the team. 

Over her extensive period of service, Colette was nominated for numerous outstanding service awards and more recently received a JMSU Student Experience Award for outstanding professional service. This is testament to the warmth and affection felt towards Colette by our students. 

She will be deeply missed by all of her colleagues and the LJMU community. 

Our sincere condolences go to her daughter Kate, husband Patrick and the rest of her family and loved ones. 

Colette’s Funeral will take place on Tuesday 31 October, 12pm, St Francis Xavier’s Church, Salisbury Street, Liverpool, L3 8DR 

Tuesday 31 October: Core Café changes in opening hours

Due to staff attending Colette's funeral, there will be a number of changes in Core Café opening hours, across the day, on Tuesday 31 October:  

  • The John Lennon Art and Design Building Core Café, where Colette worked, will close all day, Tuesday 31 October 

  • All other Core Cafés will close from 11.15am to 1.30pm to allow staff members to attend Colette’s funeral 

  • During the period of closure, a number of pre-packed lunches will be given out at Byrom Street Upper and Lower, Tithebarn, Redmonds, Pavillion and SLB to students. 

  • For hot drinks, staff and students should use the vending machines available around LJMU campus 



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