Friday, 23 April 2010

Ivan's Funeral

Hi Everyone

Averil has asked me to let you all know the arrangements for Ivan' funeral.
It will be on Saturday 1st May at 10.45am
The service will be held at St Mary Magdalene's Church which is in Appleton.
The full address is
St Mary Magdalene Church

For those of you who know the area it is on the corner of Dingleway and Bridge Lane.

The service at Church will be followed by a short service at the Crematorium for family and close friends.

After the service in St Mary Magdalene's there will be refreshments and Averil hopes that as many of you as possible will be able to stay and share your stories and thoughts about Ivan. Averil is looking forward to meeting you all.

As you know Ivan had some definite thoughts about how his funeral should be organised. His wishes with regards to donations rather than flowers are posted on his blog.



  1. The Funeral- 01 May 2010 -

    What can I say but Thank you all for being there for Ivan and although I could not see many of you through my tears ...I can only say that the turnout showed what a Great person he was ....The service was wonderful and Mick you brought the house down,but then I expected nothing less - Thank you for such a moving tribute , To all who helped with the lovely refreshments,flowers ,music and the order of service sheets - Thank you .
    The donations have been amazing and todate we have raised £1391.00 plus R1500.oo in South African Rands -to each and every one of you please accept my sincere thanks for supporting such Worthy causes .

    God bless and take care - I leave you with this message -
    No person is ever truly alone .
    Those who live no more,whom we loved, echo still within our thoughts,
    Our Words ,
    Our Hearts
    Ave xx

  2. Sorry I couldn't stay behind and introduce myself, my colleague wasn't well so we had to go after the service. I know Jess and have met Joyce, pitty I couldn't say hello and tell you how much Ivan will be missed by everyone on the terraces at Warrington Town. Mick was right, Ivan was one of the best. Hope to bump into you sometime, and have a chance to say hello face to face. Keep smiling, I lost my dad at the age of 11, so know what you all going through. Keep smiling and it will get easier

  3. Dear Averil
    Saturdays service was a great tribute to Ivan, Mike did him proud,it was personal, funny and tremendously sad all at the same time, Ivan would have enjoyed the banter and jokes, he was always up for a laugh. What a talented man he was,loved by all those who knew him.
    His memory, stories, and photos will live on in all of us.
    We were very upset we couldn't stay behind for refeshments, we were at a big family event in Lytham St.Annes from Friday to Sunday evening, so we came back to pay tribute to Ivan attending the service, but sorry we couldn't stay.
    The Warrington Driving Instructors Association is doing a collection, which will follow soon to add to the money already received in Ivan's memory for his nominated charities.

    Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very hard time.
    Regards Karen and Ian x

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