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Ian Harold Hall

Ian Harold Hall

24th October 1939 - 15th November 2023


Ian passed away suddenly.
Loved and loving husband of Jan,
Father of Ross, Howard and Marion,
Father in-law of Raelene and Tricia,
Grandfather of Jared & Zoe,
Ryan & Elle, Matthew & Jemma and Chloe,
Great-Grandfather of Archer.
Now in the eternal saviour Jesus’ loving care.

A private funeral service was held for Ian on Wednesday 22nd November 
followed by a burial service at the Castlemaine Cemetery.


3 responses to “Ian Harold Hall”

  1. Kevin Bryson says:

    I was saddened to read of Ian’s sudden passing, we have enjoyed a connection and friendship through the Maldon and Thompson foundry bands for many years now and I have repaired his instruments over this time. My last conversation with Ian was about a fortnight ago at Baker’s Delight where I confessed quietly I had reached 89. I shall miss our random shopping meetings but this is nothing to compare with his family’s loss. A thorough gentleman.
    Kevin Bryson

  2. Clem Peeler says:

    I first met Ian when attending the night time ‘A’ Grade revision course he and a fellow colleague were running at Castlemaine many years ago. Subsequently again some years later as a fellow Automotive Trade Teacher, we attended Association meetings throughout central Victoria.
    Ian’s always warm, positive and welcoming manner left its indelible mark. He was always ready to assist in anyway possible if asked, I valued his advice.
    I had intended to look him up after seeing his photo in the express earlier on in the year, unfortunately I have missed this opportunity.
    Condolences to Jan ( who I have met on several occasions ) and family.
    You should not put off till tomorrow, what you can do today.
    Clem Peeler

  3. Peter Collins says:

    My first memory of Ian was an occasion when I was asked to help the Maldon Brass Band with one of their gigs. It was some time in the last six years. Afterwards he presented me with a CD – “Highlights from the 2011 Brass in Concert Championships” – that’s the short title. On the cover was a post-it-note upon which was written “Gift from Ian Hall”. It was his way of saying thanks for helping us. Some years later he became a regular participant at Thompsons Foundry Band rehearsals. He always arrived early as did I and we parked our cars in the same places one behind the other. So I got to know him. He was old school, uncomplicated, open hearted and kind. That’s a word we don’t use much these days and I wonder whether its meaning may have been lost in the way we think about others.
    Ian’s kindness was about how he engaged you, his greeting, his quiet compliments, his generosity with musical contributions … always the smile, the nod, the hand gesture. We recently had a chat about who was the oldest member of the band. Ian held back whilst others proclaimed their longevity. Then he was asked, what about you Ian? He looked a bit sheepish but with a a quiet grin he said “I’m 85”. He was our oldest playing member.
    Slán agus beannacht leat Ian.

Funeral Details

A private family service has been held.