Wife’s service of thanks for a jolly good chap
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