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Jacqueline Makepeace Hitchcock 1927-2021

Words and photos by Nathalie Banaigs

Faversham has lost a giant with the recent passing of Jacquie Hitchcock at the age of 93.

Spectacular, gorgeous, stunning, glamourous, stylish, elegant, creative, unique, classy, amazing, wonderful, kind, caring, thoughtful, welcoming… are some of the adjectives town people used to describe Jacquie.

She had a long and extraordinary life and she knew how to live it. She was a reporter in sports and show business, modelled for magazines, married a bullfighter, raised four daughters… In Faversham, she is fondly remembered as a pottery teacher and as an active member of the Faversham Society, having been instrumental in the life of the town. She was at the centre of many projects, focused on kindness, friendship and hospitality. A truly remarkable and lovely lady, highly respected, who will be very much missed by all who knew her.

Jacquie passed away peacefully on Valentine’s Day, at home, surrounded by her girls.

During the recent years, Jacquie had been gradually losing her sight to macular degeneration. Her family set up a Gofundme page to make donations to the Macular Society, in her memory:


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