Tribute to Assington crash victim

John Hobson
John Hobson

The partner of a man, who died following a collision on the A134 in Assington, has paid tribute to him.

Police were called on Tuesday, November 24, at around 10.10pm to reports of a single vehicle collision involving a blue Skoda.

John Hobson, aged 63, of Mill Road in Colchester, died at the scene.

The Air Ambulance, Suffolk Fire and Rescue and a volunteer critical care paramedic from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service attended the scene.

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.

Mr Hobson was brought up and raised in Chingford in London. He moved to various parts of Essex in his young adult life and worked for Marconi’s in Chelmsford for many years.

He previously gained his teaching qualification which he used to teach maths and electronics.

Later he worked for JTL Apprenticeships, for eighteen years conducting the role of internal verifier and electrical training officer for which he was well respected.

Recently Mr Hobson had moved on to do this at Chelmsford College.

His partner said 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,” said Debbie.

A fan of Colchester United, he 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 quoting CAD 392 of 24.11.15.