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.
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.
Mrs JANE RITCHIE
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