Ian Hallwood


                    IAN HALLWOOD

It is with deep sadness that Ian’s family want to let you know that he passed away peacefully at home on the 7th February surrounded by his loving family after a painful battle with cancer.

He was a devoted husband of 51 years to Susan and his son Gary and daughter Jane and their five grandchildren.

Ian’s main passion was of course clay target shooting and for the past 32 years it has taken precedence over many things, even family occasions had to be arranged around it, unless he could shoot early and still get to attend!!!

Both Ian and Susan have had an amazing time, shooting FITASC for many years in places like France, Belgium, and Cyprus and all over England. Also enjoying taking in part in County shoots and competing for Norfolk on many occasions in both FITASC and Sporting.

 Over the past seven years he concentrated more on English Sporting.   His proudest moment was in 2014 when he qualified to shoot for the Veterans’ in the England Sporting Team for the Home Internationals in West Lothian in Scotland and on his debut won Veterans’ High Gun.  Since then he has qualified each year (Covid permitting) for the Home Internationals and the World Sporting Championships, and has travelled to Florida, the Republic of Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Jersey with the team. The most recent trip for the team was to Dundee in September last year when Ian knew his diagnosis and was suffering awful pain, so much so that Susan wanted him to cancel the trip, he was determined not to let the team down but did tell her that it would be the last time he’d ever shoot for the team.  Sadly he struggled and didn’t shoot well, but never made an excuse. He was a fiercely private person about his diagnosis, but eventually decided to tell a few close friends after taking part in what was to be his last shooting competition on October 15th last year.

Another great passion was his beloved Arsenal Football Club and his home and garden. A retired Builder he was never happier than when he could get outside and ‘potter’ around keeping everything just right. He was always delighted when the grandchildren visited and even towards the end, they lit up his world,

Ian’s funeral will take place on Friday 25th February at 13.00hrs at Mintlyn Crematorium, Bawsey, PE32 1HB.