Ian Thornewill (14 Oct 1952 - 23 Apr 2020)

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In loving memory of Ian Thornewill who sadly passed away on 23rd April 2020, aged 67 years.
Beloved husband of Dulcie, he will be sadly missed by all family and friends.

Ian was born in Mansfield in 1952, he attended Carter Lane and Brunt’s Grammar schools, before joining the National Coal Board in the Scientific Department. Dulcie and Ian married in 1976 and they moved to Stretton due to relocation of their jobs in 1989. They were married for over 44 happy years and enjoyed travelling the world together.

Sadly soon after retirement Ian started to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and unfortunately recently contracted Coronavirus.

Rest in peace Ian.

Myra Ray donated £20 in memory of Ian

A Real gentleman. May you rest in peace.

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Alan and Sally Marsh donated in memory of Ian

In memory of Ian

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Judy Tjon Soei Len donated £10 in memory of Ian
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Dulcie Thornewill donated in memory of Ian

I’ll love you forever, miss you greatly but have lots of fabulous memories.xx

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Sue Elliott donated £50 in memory of Ian

So many happy memories over the last 45 years with Dulcie and Ian. Holidays, meals out, parties and celebrations. You will be sadly missed Ian

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John Tuckwood wrote

Rest In Peace Ian
Love John & Liz

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John Tuckwood donated £10 in memory of Ian

Rest in Peace Ian

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Joe Reardon donated in memory of Ian

Very sad to hear about Ian who I knew as a work colleague both at Woodhouse and at Bretby. Dulcie and Ian's family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace Ian
Joe

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Matt and Stef donated in memory of Ian

We will miss Uncle Ian very much. He was always kind and caring. We loved to hear about his and Auntie Dulcie's adventures around the world. It is lovely to see all the photos and messages below.

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Matt and Stef donated in memory of Ian

We will miss Uncle Ian very much. He was always kind and caring. We loved hearing all about his and Auntie Dulcie's adventures around the world. It's lovely to see the photos and messages below.

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Denise and Peter Howitt donated £30 in memory of Ian

Very fond memories of cousin Ian. After Sunday tea at Auntie Doreen and Uncle Norman’s listening to Pick of the Pops for the new Number One. Fondest memory being so proud and feeling so grown up when Ian took me out on his brand new scooter. He was very kind and patient with his clearly annoying young cousin. Happy memories of him and Dulcie meeting at Queggs and Brunt’s schools. RIP

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John & Maggie Pearson donated in memory of Ian

Many happy memories of Ian from work, holiday and evenings out together with Ian and Dulcie. Ian and Dulcie were a lovely couple and excellent company.

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Rick and Pat Mulleneux posted a picture

Ian with one of his trusty walking companions

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Pat and Rick Mulleneux posted a picture

Ian doing what he loved to do, walking out in the fresh air

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Claire & Andy Ralls donated £30 in memory of Ian

Ian was my cousin and I have many happy memories of spending time together with David, Aunty Doreen & Uncle Norman.
I was very happy to have been a bridesmaid at Ian and Dulcie’s wedding, and I will remember Ian with fondness.

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Trevor Jones donated in memory of Ian
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Mary & Robin Markwell posted a picture

Geocaching with Ian and Duclie

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janet tailby donated in memory of Ian

In memory of Ian a lovely man. Rest in Peace

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Mary & Robin Markwell donated in memory of Ian

We first met Ian and Dulcie in November 2006 on a holiday to Kerala in India and became good friends. Always remember Ian trying to buy tonic water to go with his gin, but they would only then ask what was wrong with him. Got some in the end. Always wonderful hospitality and great walks on our stays with them. Rest in peace Ian. Love Mary and Robin.

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Pat & John Stone donated £30 in memory of Ian

In loving memory of such a nice person.

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Mick & Irene Gray donated in memory of Ian

We knew Ian for the best part of 50 years both at work & socially. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. It was good to have known him.

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Diane and Stephen Lycitt donated £20 in memory of Ian

With love and happy memories x

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Brin Ward wrote

Very sad to hear this news. Fond memories from NCB MW of dear ‘Swaff’’ a happy, genuine, good guy.
Love to Dulcie & David and our thoughts with all of Ian’s family and friends.

Brin & Lesley

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Steve and Jan Smedley donated £30 in memory of Ian

In loving memory of Ian. Taken far too early. So sadly missed. Thanks for being a great friend and work colleague for over 45 years, firstly at Mansfield Woodhouse and later at Bretby. Then following retirement, thanks for spending so many happy hours over meals discussing our mutual interests, particularly food & travel!
All our love, thoughts & prayers go out to Dulcie and all the family at this difficult time. Thinking of you all.
Steve and Jan Smedley

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  • A fitting tribute for a lovely man. Helen and I echo your thoughts and sentiments. I would often chat to Ian at work but often found that no matter what words of wisdom l would seek to impart l always came away knowing a little bit more than l did before. He will be missed. Love to all from Helen & Steve.

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  • A fitting tribute for a lovely man. Helen and I echo your thoughts and sentiments. Ian and I would often chat at work but it seemed that no matter what pearls of wisdom I would seek to impart I always came away knowing a little bit more than I did before. He will be missed. Love to all from Steve and Helen

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Mel, Andy, Freya & Rocco Storey donated in memory of Ian

♥️ We feel so privileged to have had Ian in our family, he was such a gentle, kind, wonderful man and will be so greatly missed by us all ♥️

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