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Obituary - Ivan Fenning

It is with regret that we notify you of the death of Ivan Fenning (OI 1942-51)
1 Feb 2021
Written by Carrie Baker
Obituaries

FENNING, Ivan. Passed 3rd January 2021

Ivan was at the school from 1942-1951 and will be sadly missed by his friends and family.

We are conscious that many people from this time at school may not be in contact with us and we would be very grateful if you could pass on this information to those that you know.

As is the usual practice, we would like to place an obituary for him in the next OI Journal and would be very grateful if anyone felt they could come forward to write one. Alternatively, if you know of any stories or memories, please pass them on so we could put them together for the publication. Address any contributions to me through oldipswichians@ipswich.school or in the comments below.

With best wishes

Iain Chesterman
OI Chairman

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Karl Daniels (OI 1944-53) writes:

Ivan who started in the Prep in 1942 was a member of a large family who attended Ipswich School which he much enjoyed. His family farm was at Great Wenham and on leaving he naturally farmed for the rest of his working life.

He had an adventurous spirit and pursued his great interests in a full life. He has very keeon cricket, played occasionally for the OI Cricket Club and watched England play at Lords, and in Australia and South Africa during his travels overseas. He was also a keen skier.

Ivan was a strong Christian and set up the Vauxhall Christian Trust at his farm to which he converted building for the use of Christian groups at evangelical meetings and where he started a campsite where up to 1500 young people came each year. He was well known for supporting young people.

Ian loved people and I will always remember his welcoming smile and warm handshake.

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