James Hegarty Obituary

James Hegarty

1943 - 2021

The Shoreham family are extremely sad and sorry to have to let you know that our good friend and colleague Jim Hegarty has recently passed away.

He lived a very full life at home and work with nearly four decades in the remarketing industry. He was brought into the industry, initially, by Rob Barr at BCA and over the years he was able to easily adapt to new and varied management styles of his employers.

Over that period, he made a huge number of friends through his professionalism, his structured approach to business and calm friendly nature.

I worked with Jim first at BCA and then at CMA/Manheim. When I took over Shoreham in 2011 he was the first person I called to join our team.

In his own words after five years of retirement Jim said: “I have done the garden, the house, had a few good holidays, played all the golf courses I ever want to play and I relish the opportunity of getting my teeth stuck into a new challenge.”

From the very first day he arrived he helped create the culture at Shoreham which signalled the overall rebirth of the business, for which we all thank him for and has played a pivotal foundation for us to get where we are today.

Gentleman Jim was a lovely and good man who had a natural air and grace in life that very few are blessed with. He had his own kind of cool which is the best kind and he inspired us all when we worked in close proximity to him. Despite having little hair he always knew how and most importantly when to let it down.

Jim passed away with his wife June and his family at his bedside after a long and stoic fight with cancer.

Jim will be sorely missed as he was one in a million and a total legend.

Rest well Jim.

We kindly ask you not to send flowers, but if you would like to pay a tribute to Jim and his family you may like to consider donating to Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of Jim.

Donations can be made at: donation.macmillan.org.uk