Hilary Devey has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with illness



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Hilary Devey has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with illness

Former Dragons ’Den star Hilary Devey has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with ilness. She was known for her humanitarian work and positive personality. Devey was a patron of the Stroke Association, and Juliet Bouverie, chief executive of the Stroke Association, spoke on her death:
“We are sad to hear that Hilary Devey has died after a long illness.

“After having a stroke herself, she was a long-time ambassador of the Stroke Association and we are very grateful for all the support she gave us over the years. “Hilary was keen that all stroke survivors received the help and support they need to rebuild their lives after stroke.

We send our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends”.

Hilary Devey and her work

Devey was CBE for services to the transport industry and to charity, which is really impressive. All of her humanitarian family speaks volumes about how great a person she was and ready to help everyone.

There remains great sorrow and emptiness after her death. "In every sense of the word, this is a great honour and I am equally flattered and flabbergasted. “It is wonderful to receive such recognition, but this should be less about me, and more about the charities that I support and the amazing transport sector in which I am privileged to work.

“So I dedicate my honour to the Carers Trust, the Stroke Association, and Fresh Start – New Beginnings, and the other charities that I have tried to support, as well as to the lorry drivers, forklift truck drivers and everyone else who works in the logistics sector: the unsung heroes of British industry”.

Theo Paphitis also expressed his condolences to the Hilary Devey family "So sad to hear of the passing of the lovely Hilary Devey. She left us all with some fantastic memories, may she rest in peace. My thoughts are with her family. x”