Tributes paid to Doncaster Sheffield head of cargo, Dayle Hauxwell

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport head of cargo, Dayle Hauxwell

Tributes have been paid to Dayle Hauxwell, head of cargo for Doncaster Sheffield Airport, who died on Friday 26 January following a short illness.

Hauxwell was diagnosed with Cancer in 2016 and “fought hard to beat it”, and was able to return to the business for 12 months before the illness returned.

The LinkedIn post, signed by Amira, Chris, Gary and Rob of the DSA Cargo team, says the illness was aggressive, and the post says: “Sadly, his health declined very quickly & Dayle passed away peacefully on Friday 26th Jan.”

He joined DSA in 2014 and the tribute says he achieved a lot in a relatively short period of time, with throughput growing to record levels and establishing great relationships.

The tribute says Hauxwell leaves DSA in a “much better shape than before he entered our lives”, highlighting his positive outlook, warmth of character and wealth of knowledge.

The post says: “We are determined to build on the success & legacy that Dayle leaves & will continue to develop his vision for DSA to be the UK’s Freighter Friendly Airport.”

He leaves behind a wife, Hannah, and two children, Emily and Harry.