Mr Jeffrey Hazelton

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Jeffrey John Hazelton

9th July 1944 – 21st March 2023

 Jeff passed away at home in Sawbridgeworth with his daughters by his side. Proud, devoted and loving Father to Sarah and Charlotte and Grandfather to Alex, Edward and Thomas he will be greatly missed.  Our dogs Skye and Maya will miss his gentleness and rewards from his  always treat filled pockets. Sons in law Steve and David will miss sharing a cheeky beer and their best red wine with teasing and laughter or putting the world to rights.

 Jeff worked for the NHS for over 47 years during which time he had many volunteering commitments such as chair of the Leventhorpe School PTA.  In 1985 he became a Justice of the Peace a responsibility he took with great integrity and dedication, he  was a Magistrate for 19 years.

 Jeff had a great many hobbies and interests, he was passionate about The Lake District, & Nature, Gardening, Railway Journeys, Classical music, Photography, the Times crosswords and unbeknownst to many he was also a talented artist and poet.

 Fiercely independent , proud and principled he could be stubborn but beneath his sometimes stern exterior he was a kind, considerate, generous honest and loving soul.

 His family would like to thank all his friends who supported him throughout his life and the carers who filled his final days with kindness and laughter.

Charity details

Cancer Research Uk

Cancer Research fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provide cancer information to the public. Your donation will help our scientists get closer to finding a cure.

Registered Number 1089464

Friends Of The Lake District

We are an independent charity and the only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Cumbria's landscapes. We believe that the Lake District offers some of the most spectacular and precious landscapes in England. We take action to protect and enhance the natural beauty of these landscapes for the benefit of local communities, visitors, wildlife and habitats.

We work to secure a landscape that is:

  • Beautiful, diverse, locally distinctive, tranquil and environmentally healthy;
  • Conserved and enhanced;
  • Accessible and enjoyed by all.

We work to ensure that people:

  • Are inspired by the beauty and diversity of the landscape;
  • Have an understanding of how the landscape has been shaped;
  • Care for and help look after the landscape, both for its own sake and for the benefits it brings to people’s lives.

As part of our Why Landscape Matters campaign, we have published Why Landscape Matters; a Landscape Charter for Cumbria and the Lake District”. This sets out the commitment of Friends of the Lake District to the landscapes of Cumbria.

Registered Number 1100759

Messages of condolence

Have many fond memories of Jeff (have to say most of them were in The George)! Rest in peace. All our love.

Ms Marie Heath

Thinking of you all. Jeff the bread pudding eater will be greatly missed. Sending huge squeezes and hugs to you all. Natalie, Darryn, Frankie and Freddie xxxx

Mrs Natalie Ridler

Deep sympathy to Charlotte, Sarah and their families. With love Emma and Matt

Mrs Emma Byrne

With lots of love, Lou & Jack xxxxxxx

Asst Curate Louise Lavington

You have raised two beautiful daughters Jeff and have adorable grandchildren. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Mr & Mrs Alma and David Cairnie

Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. My memories of your lovely Dad will live on. Big hugs and lots of Love Lou, Rich and Lily xxx

Mr & Mrs Richard and Louise Hill

Jeff was a perfect boss and lovely friend and an absolutely genuine NHS stalwart.


Very proud to have been in Jeffs team back in early 70s. He was kind, funny yet never suffered fools gladly. A very talented scientist & caring man. Jeff will be sorely missed by many, rest in peace.

Mrs Judith Lilley

Rest in peace old friend. Many good memories and good times.

Mr & Mrs Allan Gray

Jeff, our dear friend and neighbour for over 20 years. We will miss our little chats over the garden fence. You will be sorely missed by us. Neil and Bernie x

Neil and Bernie Smart

Fond memories of Jeff and his eye rolling when Charlotte and I were being mischievous. Will raise a glass of wine to you tonight Jeff. You should be so proud of your family ❤️

Ms Victoria Goodsell

Be at peace Jeff, your work is done and legacy lives on in your girls and gorgeous grandchildren, KK x

Ms Karen Kelly

Service details

Celebration of a Life

11 April, 2023 11:30

Parndon Wood Crematorium

Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, CM19 4SF

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