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Funeral Service

Location
New Life Christian Centre Normanton Road Derby DE23 6UU
Date
30th Mar 2015
Time
1pm

Burial Details

Location
Aston on Trent Cemetery Derby Road Aston On Trent
Date
30th Mar 2015
Time
3pm

Funeral Reception

Location
Dog & DuckLondon RoadShardlowDE72 2GR
Date
30th Mar 2015
Time
3.45pm

In loving memory of the late Ivor Rees who sadly passed away on 9th March 2015 after a very brave battle with cancer, which in fact he won in the end as he is now with his loving god who he was a faithful servant to the end.
Born in Derby, Ivor was the eldest child of John and Zillah Rees, and Brother to Trevor and Dawn. He excelled at everything he put his mind too...long distant running champion at school, and snooker to a high standard, even playing against Steve Davis in an exhibition match. Later on he joined a chess club which he loved and played up until recently. Ivor was a special person, loving, caring, a great family man, a man who material possessions did not mean a lot. He was always interested in people and with his kind heart would try and help anyone who was in need. His lovely quirky sense of humour and fun of life, made him a pleasure to be around. His sometimes childish love of playing with children made him all the more endearing to us. A truly unique character of which we will all sadly miss. His profound love of all living animals, especially dogs, Ivor left behind two lovely dogs, Billie and Bruno...Ivor's unselfish heart even letting go of Bruno, to be re homed before he died demonstrated what a lovely and selfless person he was. Sadly missed by all that new him especially his wife loving wife Avril, son Daniel, Mum, Dad, sister Dawn and family, brother Trevor and family...always in our hearts and never forgotten xxx

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Dawn taylor wrote

on behalf of my family I would like to thank everyone who attended the funeral, all the support, messages , cards and comfort given, the donations given on the day of the funeral have been given to cancer research . Hoping one day they will find a cure. Thanks also to family and friends who could not attend who sent messages and support love Dawn

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Philip Stone donated £35 in memory of Ivor

Ivor will be sadly missed, Uncle John Auntie Barbara and Philip

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Jacqueline Thurstan wrote

A gentle man, now free from pain.

Safe in the arms of the Goddess.

At peace in the Valley of Light.

Blessed Be.

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Neil Willey donated £10 in memory of Ivor

R.I.P cousin with love from Neil and family

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Roger Stone wrote

Being a fair bit older, I saw very little of Ivor. What sticks in my mind is his humour, his laugh and constant jovial nature - even at the last meal we shared - a curry at the Cavendish just before Christmas.

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  • Thank you Roger, your message is much appreciated xx

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Ryan Brown wrote

I would like to offer my condolences to Ivors family.In the short time i knew him i found him to be a kind man with a huge heart and spirit.God bless and rest in peace.x

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  • thank you Ryan..Ivor always held you in high regard, thank you for all your help which Ivor truly appreciated xx

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Paul Stone wrote

some of my earliest memories are all of Ivor. We spent every weekend together at Grandmas, climbing trees and having great fun. I remember him at church in our 20's and whenever I think of him I think of his humour and unasssuming manner. He was a very fast runner and in our twenties we got to know each other well as we discussed the bible, god, doubts etc. We drifted and rarely saw each other in latter years but he is rooted in my family identity and so I would like to say goodbye to a friend and brother who lit up our lives. Ivor, you are one of a kind....!

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  • Thanks Paul, Ivor often talked of the happy times he spent growing up with you xx

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