Popular Brian described as ‘nicest man’ by those he met

Brian Huckle
Brian Huckle

The daughter of a popular Wellingborough man who died after a car accident said he was described by many as the nicest man they’d ever met.

Brian Huckle, 79, of Hatton Avenue, Wellingborough, died on April 26 after his silver Peugeot veered over the road and collided with a tree in Hatton Street.

An inquest into his death took place at Kettering Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, October 4.

Coroner Anne Pember recorded a verdict of accidental death.

She said: “I believe he had some cardiac event which caused him to lose consciousness and caused him to collide with a tree. He received fatal injuries.”

Mr Huckle was well-known for having run a tobacconist and a hairdresser’s in Wellingborough. He was involved in local organisations and was a governor at Wellingborough School for more than 30 years.

He was a keen golfer and gardener. Mr Huckle’s daughter, Judith Hopkins, paid tribute to her late father at his inquest: “Many people I have met have told me that he was the nicest man they had ever met. Seems like everyone knew him, either from the shop, which closed in 2004, or from the organisations he was involved with.”