Tributes paid to John Hobson from Colchester who died in Assington crash

John Hobson, 65, of Mill Road in Colchester, who died following the crash

John Hobson, 65, of Mill Road in Colchester, who died following the crash - Credit: Archant

The partner of a man, who died following a crash in west Suffolk, has paid tribute to her “one true love”.

Police were called on Tuesday around 10.10pm to reports of a collision involving a blue Skoda on the A134 in Assington.

John Hobson, 63, of Mill Road in Colchester, died at the scene. The air ambulance, fire service and a volunteer critical care paramedic from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service attended.

John’s partner Debbie said: “The six years we had together were the best and happiest in my life. You were my one true love, forever.

“I love you so very, very much. With John by my side I was whole, he was part of me. We always used to say ‘if we could bottle what we had, we would be millionaires.’ I am truly devastated and life will be empty without John by my side.


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“John was brought up and raised in Chingford in London. He moved to various parts of Essex in his young adult life.

“He worked for Marconi’s in Chelmsford for many years. He gained his teaching qualification which he used to teach maths and electronics. John later found himself working for JTL Apprenticeships for eighteen years conducting the role of internal verifier and electrical training officer for which he was very well respected.

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“John very recently moved on to do this at Chelmsford College. When times were hard John would work more than one job at a time to make ends meet.

“John was a hardworking, kind, loving, understanding individual, who always went the extra mile to help others. He was a fan of Colchester United and enjoyed his hi-fi and music.

He leaves behind his partner Debbie, his son James, mother Sylvia and his brother Mark.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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