By Haddenham Webteam - 23rd February 2016 7:00am
We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of Hayley Hewitt from the barber's shop in Fort End, who was killed in a road traffic accident on Wednesday evening, 17th February.
We have no specific details, other that the report from the Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, which states the following:
"Firefighters assisted Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service at the scene of a fatal collision involving one car, Waddesdon Hill, Waddesdon. One appliance and crew from Waddesdon and one from Aylesbury attended, along with an officer. A woman died at the scene."
We offer our sincere condolences to Hayley's family, friends and grieving customers.
We published this shocking news last Friday morning, but the editor was subsequently asked to remove the posting out of respect for Hayley's family and close friends.
The linked announcement on the Facebook page of Haddenham.net rapidly attracted many sincere messages of sadness at the news. For those who would like to offer their own thoughts, we will be pleased to publish them here, as an electronic book of condolences.
Book of Condolences
We were so sorry to hear about the tragic and sudden death, of Hayley.
She was such a beautiful person. Our son had known her for many years , since she was initially working in the barbers in Wendover.
In fact he liked her so much as not only a excellent hairdresser but a lovely kind person.
When she moved to Haddenham to start up her own barbers, he travelled from Wendover especially to have his hair cut by her.
Our hearts go out to her family.
So sadly missed, she was such a kind, beautiful women.
It was a happy day for Haddenham when Hayley opened her barber's shop at Fort End. The business was somehow just right for the village: not too pretentious, not too large or too small, and attractively set up in a characterful old cottage.
The shop brought new life to the heart of the village, where commerce has lately struggled to compete with nearby superstores.
Hayley brought to the enterprise great personal strengths, including a warm and lively personality, youthful energy and firmness over business essentials. With her customers she was always ready with sympathy or banter as needed, and she built a lively team which faithfully reflected her own personal and professional standards.
To visit her shop was always an agreeable experience and the gentlemen of Haddenham would walk distinctly taller as they left.
Lovely girl, very sad to hear about this
So so sad to hear the news about Hayley. My son Jack always had his hair cut by Hayley and they built up a fantastic rapport over the years. She was always friendly, big smile, nothing was too much trouble. She will be missed by many people.
My husband was a regular customer at the barbers before we moved to Cornwall. I often went with him & Hayley always greeted us both with her lovely smile & happy demeanour.
We were both truly shocked & saddened by the tragic news of her death.
Our son also knew her from school days & he still lives in Aylesbury so heard the sad news & told us.
Running her business single handed at a young age was truly admirable. Her staff must be devastated as she wasn't just their boss but also their friend.
Our prayers go to them & her family.
Angels looking after her now.
Rest in peace sweet girl.
David & Kym
I would also like to extend my deepest sympathies to Hayley's family, friends and work colleagues. We will all miss her.