Ian Leslie Talbot Hawks

'Crossed the bar'

Ian Leslie Talbot Hawks

28.1.1923 – 11.6.2013

‘Crossed the bar’

Many of you will already know that Dad passed away peacefully in June, after a short illness.

I have been trying for several days to find words to write and then realised that the words are already within the Archive.

Dad’s own words, in the many articles that he contributed, show the lovely man he was and the fulfilled life he led.

Dad was a beloved father of four, father-in-law, grandfather (Papa) of seven, grandfather-in-law, great grandfather of three and of course, for many years, loving husband,

I wish to thank everyone involved in the Archive for their support and to thank those who commented on his articles and entered into correspondence with him.  I know he enjoyed the interaction.

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  • Sorry to hear that Ian has passed away, I was an Assistant Cub Scout leader to him in the 60s at St Peters Church (well prior to me leaving the area in 1976). Best regards to all.

    By Paul Doyle (16/11/2013)
  • I have just heard from David Heathcote that his father, Colin, passed away on the 2nd October 2013 in Berkshire.

    By Susan Fogg nee Hawks (08/10/2013)
  • Sorry to hear of Ian’s death. My brother Lee and I will pass on the news to our father Colin Lee Heathcote – the son of Alice Gertrude (Elsie) Heathcote who was daughter of Alfred Hawks.

    By David Heathcote (28/07/2013)
  • Ian and his daughter Susan have recently been helping me with research and photographs for my book “Tales out of School” recounting the history of Hadleigh’s Victorian school. Ian’s grandfather, Alfred Hawks, was master of the school from 1875 until 1918, and was a prominent member of the village at this time and until he left Hadleigh in 1940. It is sad that Ian never had the chance to read the book, which contains transcriptions of the school log book entries written by his grandfather.

    By Chris Worpole (23/07/2013)

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