Wife’s ser­vice of thanks for a jolly good chap

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A CEREMONY will be held to cel­e­brate the life of much-loved North­wood res­i­dent Ian Jelly who passed away aged 85

The wife of the well­known jew­eller has in­vited friends to cel­e­brate his life after he re­cently passed away.

Ian Jelly, who owned the Bi­jouterie jew­ellers in Green Lane for more than 25 years, died at a care home after a long ill­ness.

A thanks­giv­ing ceremony will be held at Em­manuel Church in North­wood High Street on Thurs­day De­cem­ber 1.

His wife of 52 years, Hi­lary Jelly, told the Gazette: “He was a well known fig­ure in North­wood. His friends called him a jolly good chap, which sums it up.”

Mr Jelly was a keen sports­man, play­ing snooker in his later years but play­ing foot­ball and ath­let­ics in his younger days.

He was a Wat­ford FC sea­son ticket holder and was widely in­volved lo­cal groups.

Mrs Jelly said the ceremony will be no flow­ers but dona­tions can be made in her hus­band’s mem­ory to Friends of Hare­field Hos­pi­tal or Alzheimer’s Re­search UK.

He leaves be­hind two adult chil­dren and three grand­chil­dren. in

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