Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Wednesday 7th April 2021

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions a private funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The service will be live streamed for all those unable to attend. To login please visit and enter the following username and password. Username: tona4820 Password: 623909

Ivan Monk

Peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on 26th March 2021, Ivan aged 74 years of Accrington. The devoted and much loved dad of Sharon, Stephanie and Gina, dear father-in-law of Simon and Dez, cherished grandad of Liam, Jon-Paul, Kyle, Nathan, Travis, Steven, Mason, Marley, Kaya, Struan, Lachlan and grandad-in-law to Liam’s beautiful wife Charlotte, great-grandad of Lily, Louie, Jasmine, Laylah and Dominik, dear brother of Ken, Tom, the late Derek, the late Maureen and the late Jeanette and also a respected relative and good friend to many.

Ivan was a well known and loved local character and a regular face in the local pubs and clubs. He could often be found chatting away to his many friends whilst enjoying his favourite drink, double Vodka. Ivan was best known for his wheeling and dealing and could see value where others couldn’t, he never threw anything away and thought nothing of having a rummage through a skip to see what he could find. Ivan had a heart of gold and always provided the best he could for his girls.

Due to Ivan’s love of hats and his outgoing personality, please feel free to wear bright colours and your favourite hat at his funeral.

Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received towards to cost of his funeral c/o of the funeral directors or via his ‘GoFundMe’ page. To make a donation please click the link at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Ivan’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Ivan Monk



I had many chats with Ivan, he was a true gent. A proper character, always happy go lucky. We used to keep curiosities for him up look at and trade. He was and still is a happy chappy. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Xxx



Rest in peace Ivan


Karen Kemp

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you x


Sharon Perry

Sorry for your loss your dad was a funny guy. I used to love bumping into him. He may be gone but definitely will not be forgotten. Fly high high Mr monk x


Shane ball

Ivan was one of my good old friends i had many a drink and laugh with him going to miss the little happy character round the accrington pubs and clubs till we meet again a true Accy Legend Rip Ivan monk ???? ❤



So sad rip Ivan you truly where a lovely man.



Always loved visiting his shop on black abbey street and chat to Ivan when he came to my market stall sadly missed x


Joanne Dickinson

RIP gone but never forgotten.


David Wilkinson

From the days we first drank together in the Albion in Clayton 50 yrs ago till the cursed lockdown we were friends.May his spirit-Vodka-live on.RIP.



I’ll miss coming for a rummage in your shop Ivan, ok will miss you loads xxxx



R.I.P. Always made me laugh, will be missed. Will raise a glass.



So sorry to read of Ivan’s passing – always such a lovely man and a real gentleman – a big loss to Accrington. Rest In Peace. Xx.


Michael Green

Sorry to hear Ivan Monk passed I knew him when I lived in Harwood he used to sell furniture at the back of the warmsly arms pub he’ll be missed.