Jeff Williams Obituary, Death – Dementia Friendly Petersfield is passing on the news that Dementia Champion Jeff Williams passed away on April 7 at the Southampton General Hospital. It is with unfathomable sorrow that we do so. Angie, his wife, has our deepest condolences from everyone at Dementia Friendly Petersfield, and we will be there to console and assist her in the coming days. Jeff is the reason why there is a business called Dementia Friendly Petersfield. Through his personal experiences as an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia assistance Worker, he came to the conclusion that there was a demand for assistance for persons living with dementia and the intricacies of this illness, as well as for their families and caregivers, and he made the decision to establish something in Petersfield that is genuinely one of a kind.
In 2014, he initiated the formation of several groups, which, over time, coalesced into what is now known as the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP). He was driven, determined, and empathetic, and he received support from others who had aims that were analogous to his own. Community Awards for Dementia Friendly Petersfield were given to him in 2017 and 2022 for to his charismatic personality, limitless enthusiasm, pure hard work, and commitment to the cause. They were commendations that he had so justly earned for his hard work. Only a few weeks ago, in March, he organized the highly successful 2023 Petersfield Dementia Festival in partnership with EHDC in the Festival Hall. This was accomplished despite the fact that he was suffering from his own illness at the time.
Jeff’s vocabulary was so limited that he didn’t even have the word “no.” He was relentless in his pursuit of his objectives. The creation of a dementia-friendly community in Petersfield will be Jeff’s legacy. Because to his amazing vision and boundless passion, those in need will continue to have access to assistance and support in the future. The incredible group of volunteers that organize and administer the groups will carry on the fantastic job that Jeff started since they always had his support and encouragement. Jeff’s departure leaves a significant void in the community, and his presence will be dearly missed by all of us.