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36 comments on “Ian McPherson”

  1. What a beautiful tribute to a much loved and respected guy to all who knew him.
    I have not seen Ian for years, probably since school. My memories are of a quiet guy with a very cheeky grin. May you rest in peace Ian, I am so sorry for all of your pain, love Zan xx
    To Ian’s wife and family I send you love, strength and hugs I am extremely sorry for your loss.
    Susanne Carter, Orkney, Scotland

  2. I will miss you Dude. Until next time when we see each other and greet with the old “Whasssuuuuuppp!!” as we used to in the old days. Safe travels.

    Deepest condolences to Teresa and the whole family from the Kedzierski family.
    Lukasz (Katherine, Marcella and Kristian)

  3. It’s been more than three weeks since Ian left us, but it still feels unreal… He was such a warm and lovable being and it is so hard to comprehend and even harder to accept the fact that he is gone.

    Dear Ian, I will so miss the long emails in which you wrote so passionately about your interests, hobbies, and book project, and which you consistently started with the Polish word for “hello.” I will so miss seeing new photos from your travels and hearing about those exciting, historical sites you have been to. I will miss having a chance to personally introduce you to Markus, I will miss reading this book you were working on… But above all, I will miss you. Rest in peace, dear Ian. You will forever live in our hearts.

    Dear McPherson Family and Ian’s friends, thank you for this beautiful service (and for the wonderful slideshow in which one photo in particular moved me beyond words). On behalf of my family and myself–our heartfelt sympathy to you all. Our thoughts are with you.

    Much love
    Friends in Poland and Germany

  4. I Met you last year at Bathurst for the first time. You, Eddy and myself sat and watched the Supercars together all day. We were hoping to hang out with you again next Bathurst. We really loved your company, you really touched us. Rest In Peace Ian

  5. Ian was my go to person for all things sport. I will miss our Monday morning reviews of the Soccer scene. I will forever miss his passion & excitement in every story. Gone before we were ready to lose him. Always remembered & missed – Linda

  6. Ian,
    I am so sad to hear of your passing, we worked together for many years while I was at Monash, we often chatted & helped each other on many occasions, you were a true gentleman and will be greatly missed by so many people, my condolences to all his family & friends, rest in piece, from your friend Arthur & Pam

  7. What a touching service and great tribute the family have got together. Deepest sympathy from Ray and Diane Moyes.

  8. Rest In Peace Ian – you were a friendly and cheery face around the BDI. It was always great to chat about the Patriots and I loved the flags and stickers adorning the walls of your office. Deepest condolences to all of Ian’s family and friends. Rajat

  9. What a beautiful and fitting tribute to our beloved Ian. From my first day at Monash and even long after I moved on, Ian was a beautiful and caring soul, always up for a chat and a laugh. He was so loved and brightened our days. Ian you will be so missed.

    My deepest condolences, love and prayers to Teresa and the whole McPherson family.

  10. Thanks for all the help and chats Ian, as Mez and your family said you jam packed as much as you could in your life and left a huge impression on everyone who met you.


  11. Rest easy Ian, you were so loved!
    I will always cherish your smiling face every morning I saw you at Monash.
    Condolences to your family xx

  12. A beautiful service which clearly showed how beloved Ian was, as a son, brother, uncle, husband, colleague and friend. Our love and condolences to all Ian’s family.
    He is now resting in peace.

  13. What a wonderful celebration of Ian’s life! He certainly touched many people which is a true testament to the loving and generous person that he was. Ian we are going to miss you terribly. We have been your neighbours for 29 years and we will miss our chats, laughter, filling each other in on the neighbourhood gossip, sharing tradies, but most of all your smiling face. Our love and strength go to all of Ian’s family. Rest in Peace Ian and fly high. Lots of love xxxxxx

  14. Dear Virginia, Greg, Sophie, Jordan and Abby, I hope this beautiful service brings you some consolation in your grief at the loss of your beloved brother and uncle, Ian. I didn’t know Ian, but from what I have heard today, you will all have a trove of precious memories of experiences and time shared with him. He was undoubtedly a wonderful person, full of warmth, creativity and fun, and I send you love as you mourn his painful loss. He is now resting in peace.

  15. Our sincere condolences to Teresa and all of Ian’s family and friends.

    It was always great to bump into Ian to have a chat in the lab. Ian was often our first port of call and he was always happy to help out. He was a lovely person inside and out and will be greatly missed. RIP Ian.
    Amy and Rhys

  16. Dear Theresa, Ian’s family and friends. A truly beautiful service for a lovely fellow. I treasure the memories of the fun times I had with Ian at Monash over 30 years ago, and when I think of Ian it always brings a smile to my face. My sincerest condolences. Peter

  17. Ian was a part of my happiest memories of the Monash micro lab. He was such a beautiful person with the kindest heart and a wide smile. You were clearly loved by all who met you, Ian! My condolences to Ian’s family and friends.

  18. Ian was a wonderful colleague at Monash, always happy to help and have a chat. We will miss him. Ana Traven and Trevor Lithgow

  19. Rest in peace Ian.
    Thanks for all your hard work in the lab and for the fun times with the chooks of Werribee 🙂
    Love Marina

  20. Dear Theresa and all of McPherson family,

    Sending you healing prayers and comforting hugs. RIP my dear friend Ian. You will be dearly missed.

  21. Such a kind and generous soul. You were greatly loved and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Macca.

  22. Words cannot express the depths of our sadness. Ian was an employee who became a valued colleague and a wonderful friend. There are so many wonderful memories that we will treasure forever.
    Ben and Stephanie Adler

  23. Dear Ian,
    You had made my life in the lab and office easy. Thank you! I will miss you, your smile, morning chats, and helps with everything we dared to ask. Farewell, my friend… Ruby

  24. A beautiful and fitting service for our beloved Ian. From my very first day at Monash til long after I left, Ian was a beautiful and kind soul who brought such joy and depth to our lives. He will be so missed. Theresa and the whole family- our deepest sympathy, love and prayers go out to you. X

  25. Condolences to Teresa and all of the McPherson family
    Dear Ian, thank you for the laughs – my days were always happier and brighter after chatting with you. Your presence in our life was very much appreciated and your incredible knowledge of ball sports and video-like recall of major finals and historic moments never ceased to impress me. I loved seeing and feeling the excitement in your expression when you recalled any story – such infectious positivity! Gone too soon, know that you are much loved by all.
    May you rest in God’s eternal peace. Your Fellow Monash Colleague Ann

  26. Dear Ian, you were such a large part of BDI & Monash family.
    A kind heart and gentle soul.
    Miss you and remember you always.
    Condolences to Teresa, Virginia & family
    Rest In Peace

  27. I’m glad I was one of the many people whose lives have been enriched through knowing Ian. It was so nice to hear the many wonderful tributes to Ian. He will be greatly missed.

  28. Although we only worked with Ian for 5 yrs over 20 yrs ago, we both remember Ian so fondly from those times. We will miss him very much.
    Charlene and Harry

  29. “Nothing can ever happen twice (…)
    (…) we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice.”
    From: Nothing Twice by Wislawa Szymborska

    An abrupt end of life of a beautiful person and a dearest friend of thirty-five years has engulfed us in a profound emptiness and sadness. You were a gentle and kindest person we have ever met. You have lived your life to love and being loved, always ready to lend a helpful hand to anyone in need. It is hard to comprehend that what you left us with are just memories of moments spent together.
    We will miss you so much. You will stay forever in our hearts.

  30. Dear Theresa, Dear McPherson family,
    I am deeply saddened about Ian’s passing. I was always grateful for his help and support during my time at Monash Univ, a truly nice person with a good heart. And it was always fun to watch European soccer matches with Ian in the early hours of the morning at the Dept. of Microbiology, and of course to discuss history any time. I am so sorry that we lost touch after I left Monash Univ. My sincere condolences, Hans Netter

  31. I’ll miss you Ian.
    We always had a good chat and usually a laugh.
    Work was never the first thing discussed.
    your friend

  32. Ian,
    my first memory of you was your infectious laugh. it was always great coming in early to work to your music going and seeing you thoroughly engrossed with work on the bench. you were alwasy considerate, kind and up for a good chat.
    i was so glad to bump into you last year when i came back to Monash and have a conversation as if no time had passed. you were always welcoming and kind like that. you will be sorely missed.

  33. Dear Ian,

    Will miss you dearly during the times I saw you at work and you were always very friendly to me
    Love Danielle

  34. I always got on with Ian working together at Monash. I’ll miss the banter we had between beloved The Patriots and my New Orleans Saints we would laugh and carry on about how good our teams were until the Saints beat the patriots he will be missed .RIP my dear friend…. Winnie.

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