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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

Obituary — Kate Franklin

The news of Kate's death came as a shock to 
her family, many friends and colleagues. The numbers who attended her funeral service at Chelmsford crematorium on Friday 2 September are testimony to the love and respect in which she was held.

Kate was born on 12 March 1981 in Chelmsford to Alan and Diane Franklin. She gained a joint Maths and Physics degree from Bristol in 2002 and qualified as an actuary in 2009. Her proud parents were at Staple Inn to see Kate at the newly qualified actuary’s ceremony. For Kate’s family, including her brother Pete, the ceremony followed by a celebratory meal and cocktails was a highlight.

Outside work she enjoyed many 
activities, including cycling, running and hockey. Her most recent work as an actuarial contractor gave her the opportunity to use the time between contracts to travel and undertake 
voluntary work. Kate’s adventures covered journeys through the USA, Cuba, 
Central America and a cycle tour across Canada. Her most recent cycle tour was John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Kate will be sorely missed by both her family and friends.

By Roger Coole