|2 Jan 2020|
|Deaths & Obituaries|
|DALZELL, Hugh Anthony |
Died on 4 December 2019, aged 86.
Hugh died peacefully at home in Devon following a long battle with chronic heart disease, myeloma and leukaemia.
After Tonbridge, Hugh did his National Service with the Buffs in the Far East including some time in Pusan during the Korean War.
His business career was spent entirely in travel, initially with Thomas Cook, organising bespoke itineraries for the discerning traveller, and then with Alitalia as the South East Regional Sales Manager. He then became a University lecturer on travel and tourism until he retired in 1998.
In retirement, Hugh moved to the West Country where he joined the Grand Western Canal Trust, serving as Secretary until shortly before his death; the Trust is involved in the restoration of the canal in Somerset and Devon and Hugh’s recent project was looking into using the canal to complement existing park and ride schemes in Taunton through “Park ‘n Glide”. With his own heart problems from a relatively early age, Hugh served on the Wellington Heart Support Group for almost 20 years, becoming Chairman in the early 2000s.
He continued to play cricket and rugby for many years after leaving school and, in the West Country, inevitably became a big fan of the Exeter Chiefs and attended Sandy Park on a regular basis with his family.
He is survived by Jann, his wife of 50 years, their children Steven and Katie and his younger brothers, Peter and Richard.