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£4,279
raised of £3,000 target by 150 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,279 to help fund the send off for Ian Macdonald

    Cornwall
    Funded on Saturday, 10th July 2021

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    Story

    On Wednesday 24th February we tragically lost our beloved Dad, Ian Macdonald, in a car accident. He leaves behind his partner Teresa, their sons Jago and Kai, and his daughter, Gala. As a family we are still in a state of shock and disbelief, and have been left with a huge void in our lives. We know this loss will also be deeply felt by our entire family, friends and the music community.

    The funeral will be held on Monday 29th March but under current COVID restrictions numbers attending must be strictly limited. This has been very difficult for us to accept and consequently the service will also be 'live streamed' to enable other loved ones to attend virtually. Beforehand, there will be a funeral procession driving through Stratton, Bude and the local coastline giving friends and neighbours the chance to say their farewells. In the summer, once restrictions are lifted, we are planning a festival-inspired ‘Celebration of Life’ event with live music to honour his memory.

    Our dad worked his whole life as a professional musician but due to the pandemic was unable to earn a living through his music during the past year and as a result he leaves little in the way of savings. As soul mates, Ian and Teresa shared 27 years together in a loving partnership but because they never married, Teresa is not entitled to any financial support as his widow.

    The sudden and premature nature of his passing has found us unprepared and without a funeral plan or funds to cover all the costs of his memorial - hence this appeal. Any contribution you can make to help us give dad the best send off we can at this most challenging time will be greatly appreciated.

    Gala, Jago & Kai x

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    • Gala Macdonald Polanco4 months ago
      Gala Macdonald Polanco

      Gala Macdonald Polanco

      4 months ago

      Dad’s funeral procession is on Monday 29th March starting in Stratton at 11:45am. The hearse will be followed by the family cars on this local route, making some longer pause stops at a couple of notable landmarks. We look forward to seeing you all as we pass by. 11:45am • The Kings Arms, Stratton — The Tree Inn, Stratton — Preston Gate Inn Poughil — Crooklets Inn, Bude — The Carriers Inn, Bude PAUSE — Widemouth Bay, Bude lower car park PAUSE — The Widemouth Bay Manor •

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    • Gala Macdonald Polanco4 months ago
      Gala Macdonald Polanco

      Gala Macdonald Polanco

      4 months ago

      We would like to thank each and every one of you for your messages, stories and generosity. You have all been a part of helping us to reach our fundraising target and then some, which has enabled us to plan the best funeral possible for our Dad, Ian. We are so grateful and overwhelmed by the support ❤️❤️❤️

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    • Gala Macdonald Polanco5 months ago
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      Gala Macdonald Polanco

      5 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 4/27/2021 11.14

    Supporters

    150

    • Hug

      Hug

      Apr 27, 2021

      Hallo to the Paloma Macdonald family. Ian ('G') and I were bosom buddies at secondary school. Both shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Some wonderful memories of a well-spent musical youth!

      £85.00

    • Martin Venning

      Martin Venning

      Apr 4, 2021

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 4, 2021

      X

      £15.00

    • Ian & Debbie

      Ian & Debbie

      Apr 2, 2021

      £40.00

    • Dirtboxguitars

      Dirtboxguitars

      Apr 2, 2021

      Keep the beat X

      £50.00

    • Tim

      Tim

      Mar 29, 2021

      £15.00

    • J Dixon

      J Dixon

      Mar 29, 2021

      £20.00

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