ormskirk, Local Online News Community, Forums, Chats, For Sale, Classified, Offers, Film Reviews, Events, Motors Sale, Property For Sale Rent, Jobs, Hotels, Taxi, Restaurants, Pubs, Clubs, Pictures, Sports, Charities, Lost Found
Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt on 0754 3955 841 ormskirk@qnews.co.uk
  1. Published on: 09/06/2018 08:27 AMReported by: rogerblaxall
    Christ Church, Aughton was packed on Tuesday afternoon for the funeral service of Iain Mackenzie.

    The 77-year-old from Mere Brow died on 24 May after battling cancer, kidney problems and Parkinson’s.

    In one memorable quotation, he told friend Stuart Pascall - who gave the funeral address – ‘Cancer might get me, but it won’t get ME!’

    That stoical approach to life and death summed up Iain who hailed from Burscough and had a varied life working at Atco, Ormskirk, for British Rail, as a youth worker and later, after studying at Liverpool University, leader of youth services across Sefton.

    He'd attended Cottage Lane Mission, where he worshiped with wife Beryl, in a variety of ways from birth, during his teens and working life and especially after taking early retirement on health grounds.

    Iain loved poetry, walking and family life, and earlier in the afternoon, around 100 family and friends gathered for a short funeral service at the beautiful West Lancashire Crematorium, led by CLM minister, Neil Rees.

    But it was the sheer number of people who met later at a packed Christ Church which showed in just how high a regard Iain was held by friends and work colleagues.

    His poem 'Mortality' was on the opening page of his order of service - it was written in October, proving a fitting epitaph for Iain whose service featured his life story, recollections of his church and work life, music and poetry with his poem ‘The Last Word’ followed by a fitting hymn ‘How great Thou art’.
             

    Submit News to Us

    Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt on 0754 3955 841 ormskirk@qnews.co.uk



  2. Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt on 0754 3955 841 ormskirk@qnews.co.uk



    Your Comments:



Custom Search
You are in: UK / Ormskirk / North West
Find any Town in the UK, or Use UK map
Local Google MAP for Ormskirk


Supporting Local Business
Supporting Local Business
Be Seen - Advertise on Qlocal

User Control Panel

Not a Member? Sign Up!

Login or Register


The Best Of Local Business

Be Seen - Advertise on Qlocal


Jobs from Indeed



UK, Local Online News Community, Forums, Chats, For Sale, Classified, Offers, Vouchers, Events, Motors Sale, Property For Sale Rent, Jobs, Hotels, Taxi, Restaurants, Pubs, Clubs, Pictures, Sports, Charities, Lost Found
ormskirkormskirk News


Supporting Local Business
23 Princes Street, Southport, PR8 1EG
All your business insurance needs under one roof! Car, motor, home, taxi, fleets, shops, offices Best cover found at lowest prices! Free quotations provided.
WEBSITE     TEL: 01704 530239
Supporting Local Business
Foul Lane , Southport, PR9 7RB
We specialise in delivery of Ready Mix Concrete in and around the West Lancashire and Merseyside areas. Concrete ready mix. Only pay for what you use. Free barrowing service
WEBSITE     TEL: 01704 506070

Supporting Local Business
45a Larch Street, Southport, PR8 6DL
Specialists in Woodturning and Joinery Restoration. Windows, Doors & Conservatories made from Upvc, Hardwood & Softwood, Single or Double Glazed. All made in our local factory by local tradesmen.
WEBSITE     TEL: 01704 544847
Supporting Local Business
2 Burscough Wharf, Burscough, L40 5RZ
Flowers for all occassions. British Master Florist - MDPF. Weddings, funerals, corporate events & table arrangements. Local & National delivery service. Designer flowers without the designer price. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.
     TEL: 07963042625


Stats: Qlocal over 500,000 page views a month (google analytics)
How We Use Cookies