25th March 1935 – 11th January 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Joe Seagon, following a short illness in UK.
A loving father, grandfather, father in law, brother, trusted colleague, loved Boss, and a great friend to many.
Dad Will be sorely missed, but his memory will last forever.
The man who laid the foundations for J W Seagon in 1993, and who has inspired us every day since. A gentleman in all his dealings with clients, always striving to give the very best in everything he did.
A loving, kind, honest, and generous man to all, especially his children and grandchildren. The qualities he has instilled in everyone will last forever.
Thank you for being our Rock, and for being part of our lives.
Rest in peace.
David Very sad to learn of your dear Dad’s passing.He and Mum were very dear friends when they lived next door in Elsworth.Two truly lovely people. It is our sincere hope that he passed away peacefully and free of pain.The only consolation is that he is now reunited with the love of his life your dear Mum Diana.Sally and I are very sad we can’t be with you at Thriplow but very strangely we will be in his home in Kenya! We send you,Jo and Emma are fondest love and deepest sympathy on the loss of a wonderful Dad and Grandpa . Sally and Peterxx
David – Jo my wife and I have only just heard of Joe’s sad passing earlier in the year. We moved house in 2013 and with the change of address and two changes of email addresses, we had lost our link with Joe.
Joe and I go back to age 5 when we both started at the Convent School, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich and from there age 7 we went on to St. Joseph’s College and went all through school in the same class leaving in 1951 having taken our O Level Certificate. At that point, I believe Joe started with Norwich Union Ins. and after National Service which he did in the army we kept in touch with me training to be a teacher in West London where I met Jo and we were married in 1960..
In 1958, we both met up with him at London Airport (then a series of nissen huts right on the A4 Bath Road). We said our goodbyes and he disappeared through a curtain and on to the flight to Kenya How very different to the the London Heathrow Airport we know of now!
I believe that I got to the wedding between Diana your Mum and Joe in the early 1960’s in Ipswich and we subsequently kept in touch with Christmas cards exchanged and saw them every time they were in the UK. We last saw him in the sad circumstances of Diana’s Memorial Service in Thriplow. That event was very well attended as you will remember and showed what a wonderful array of friends and contacts they both had. Towards the end of that day we were talking to Joe and he appeared anxious about getting to Belgium the next day. We asked him “Why Belgium?” but he did not respond. The following Christmas we received the usual Christmas card from Joe but it was signed “Joe and Pat” and it was not clear who Pat was.
Our sincere condolences are offered to you David, Jo and Emma your sisters. By now the initial shock of his passing will have softened a little but his presence is confirmed in the thriving insurance company he set up and in which you are working every day.
With our very best wishes, Jo and Peter Clarke, 10 Isbets Dale, Taverham, NORWICH NR8 6XA UK