Ian Nash Passes Away

Date: 22 May 2017

It is with regret that we announce the passing of ex 1st XV player and lifelong member Ian Nash at the age of 86.

His funeral will be held at Preston Crematorium on 31st May at 12pm.

Ian played for Hoppers in the late 1940s and occasionally during the early fifties. He was a lifelong member, even though he spent a lifetime at sea away from Preston having trained as a midshipman at HMS Conway anchored off Bangor.

Ian made a point of attending matches whenever he was on leave and in his later career spent time as a port pilot with responsibility for all pilots, first in Kuching in Sarawak, then Qatar in the Persian Gulf and latterly Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Having retired in 1990 and having wandered the world for forty years he retired to live in the house in Ashton he had retained all those years. He was a regular at games, his last one being the against Wharfedale when, as usual, he stood on the terrace near to the children’s playground. Being a hardy soul he eschewed the doubtful comforts of the stand to enjoy the chat amongst the regulars around him.

Our thoughts are with Ian’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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