'Kind and lovely' couple's demise stuns neighbours
NEIGHBOURS in Carbis Bay's sleepy Polwithen Drive have told of their "total shock" at the deaths of two members of their tight-knit little community.
Jonathan and Derisa Trenchard were well known in the area and neighbours say Jonathan – as one of the youngest members of a predominantly retiree area – often helped out his older neighbours with tasks like clearing snow from their drives.
Neighbour Jennifer Isaacs, 34, has lived opposite the family for five years and said they were a '"kind, lovely" couple, who had three children.
She said: "They were really lovely people. I've lived by them for the past five years and I used to see them every day walking their dogs on my way to work. They had three King Charles which they doted on.
FREE Home staging included with your 1% Commission!View details
1% Commission FREE Home staging advice http://www.kerbappealz.co.uk
Terms: Home staging advice given on instruction to sell your property
Contact: 01736 332076
Valid until: Saturday, December 14 2013
"The neighbourhood is in total shock as this is normally such a quiet area. We're desperate to piece together exactly what's happened as no one knows at the moment.
"They were a lovely, genuine, hardworking couple. I just dread to think what happened to them.
"Their youngest son went to school as normal and I've heard that the alarm was raised when Jon didn't go into work."
Another neighbour, June Whelehan, 61, said: "I'm in total shock. All the neighbours are trying to work out what may have happened as there were no signs whatsoever and they seemed to live a very pleasant life.
"They were seen that morning at about 8.45am walking their dogs, which makes the circumstances even more bizarre.
"They were a very nice couple. Jon used to work really long hours in work – he was a very hard worker.
"He was also very kind to the older neighbours.
"As it's quite an area for elderly people, he would often help us with our gardens and paths when it snowed."
St Ives town councillor Richard Glanville, who lives not far from the couple's home in Carbis Bay, said: "It was a great shock throughout the community.
"Although it's not quite clear about the background, this is a great loss and our thoughts go out to those boys.
"It's a thing you don't expect in the small, quiet community that we are.
"There are a lot of elderly people on that estate and I have to thank the Police Community Support Officers from St Ives and Hayle who spent two nights there to reassure the elderly people in that community that they were safe when we still didn't know who the police might be looking for."