Funeral Service

Time: 1.45pm

Date: Thursday 8th October 2020

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions, a private family funeral service will take place at Burnley Crematorium. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be live streamed. For log in details please visit Login: 50245 Password: fmhzazek

Ian Harper

On 26th September 2020, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, Ian, aged 67 years of Burnley. The dearly loved husband of Marilyn, much loved and loving dad of Louise, Kimberley, Gemma and Jessica, much loved son of Louisa and the late Tom. Also a dear father in law, loving grandad of Jake, Pheobe, Maisie, Jude and Leeland and a very dear brother, brother in law and uncle.

Ian completed his printing apprenticeship after leaving school and set up LBH Litho Ltd with his business partner Alan Brown. After his retirement from the printing world, Ian put his great DIY skills to good use and became self employed as Handyman-Can. He could turn his hand to anything and was trustworthy and in demand, well respected for his honesty, care and willingness to help anyone – not to mention his meticulous work. He loved the latest gadgets and went to evening class to learn computer skills. Also a keen walker, Ian loved the outdoors, scenery and mountains and had a great love of Pendle Hill. He loved times spent with his family and was a most proud father and grandfather. He loved his food, particularly Marilyn’s Sunday roast. Ian will be remembered for his gentle ways and strength of character. He was a truly lovely gentle man.

To make a donation to Brain Tumour Charity and Pendleside Hospice in memory of Ian, please click the blue button link at the bottom of this page. Also, please feel free to leave a message for Ian’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Ian Harper


Jasmine and Josh

We send all our love and condolences and hope you all stay well. Ian was such a great man and will forever be missed.



Love to you all xx


Gary , Cheryl and Family

So sorry for your sad loss. Ian was a lovely, kind and gentle man. Many happy memories from days gone by. Deepest Sympathy yo you all.Xx



I will always remember the lovely day we had after Jess and I graduated back in 2018. Ian treated us all to cocktails and drinks after the ceremony to celebrate! We all had a fantastic afternoon! He was such a kind hearted gentleman and I give all my love and condolences to you all. Love Gemma xxx Gemma


 Meg & John Metcalfe

Condolences to Marilyn and all the family. Ian was a lovely man gone much too soon, we shall always remember him as he was when he and Marilyn visited our house in Spain some years ago, it’s hard to believe now that he’s gone. Love from Meg and John. xxx


Lydia Murray (Lloyd)

To Marilyn, Louise , Kimberley, Gemma and Jessica and the family I’m so sorry to here of your Dads passing he was and will always remain to me a very kind and gentle man who with Marilyn were very kind and supportive to me at a time when i just needed someone to help i have fond memories of him taking me Louise Kim and Janet skiing lovely memories, my thoughts are with you all at this time stay strong ????


Anne Ciesla nee Webster

Marilyn and family I am so sorry to here about Ian’s passing. My thoughts are with you ❤️


Jeanette, Dave and Family

A truly lovely man who went out of his way to help others. Always happy to have a chat and always with good humour and a smile. Sending our love and thoughts at this sad time.


Kevin and Chris Armer

Have known Ian since school. All we have is happy memories of him laughing, full of fun. A kind, gentle person.


Rita Harper

Sending my sincere condolences to you all. Ian was a very special and kind gentleman and will be very much missed


Samantha Harper

Sending all my love to Aunty Marilyn, Louise, Kimberley, Gemma and Jessica and children. Uncle Ian was a true gentleman, so kind and caring. I have so many lovely memories of Uncle Ian, particularly from when we were all younger – I remember him hosting all your amazing birthday parties!! I hope Uncle Ian has a extra special send off and I’m sure he is up there having a pint with my Dad right now. I will be thinking of you all on Thursday, and i’m sending you all the love and support!


Mark Metcalfe

We send our condolences to Marilyn and all the family. Love Mark and Marie xxx


Anthony Quayle

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on Thursday at this very sad time. Ian touched a lot of peoples hearts with his nature and personality and will be greatly missed.Ian was fortunate to have such a loving family to share his life, and was very proud of you all. Love from everyone on the Island.


Stuart and Marie

Forever remembered as a great brother in law and friend. May you look down with great pride to your girls, grand children and Marilyn knowing they will do you proud.


Jill & Sophie

Please know how sorry and saddened we are to hear of your heartbreaking loss. It was a privilege to know such a kind, caring, gentleman as Ian. May your many happy memories carry you through this sad, sorrowful time – for memories are the legacy of love! Sending our love and sincere condolences to you Marilyn and to all the family.


Janet Cummins

Sending love and support to you all at this difficult and sad time. Ian was a lovely man with a great sense of humour. His kindness and support over the years has meant the world to me. Such a terrible loss and gone too soon. X x


Alan Brown and Family

Ian will be sadly missed. Always worked so hard for his beloved family. A true gentleman. RIP xx


Lucy Heywood

My condolences to Ian’s lovely family, he will be greatly missed but also remembered. Sending his family lots of love at this incredibly sad time. Seek comfort in the memories and each other xx


Jamie Lally

Sad to see you leave the world be glad to see you no longer have struggle, I’m sure you’ll have an amazing send off, sorry I can’t be there but I’ll be there in thought. Rest in peace Ian.


John Ashworth

Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Always enjoyed meeting you @ the Fence Gate & @ Suzanne’s. Ian was a very lovely man. From John, Pat & family.


Howard . Eva

Sorry to hear about Ian, Marilyn thinking of you.


Ian Field

I am very sorry to hear about Ian. I have fond memories of squeezing into the back of his Ford Anglia and travelling to the various village pubs. Condolences to you and your family.