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Farewell Ian Garside

Update Aug 02, 2021 (Funeral arrangements)
Published Jul 23, 2021

23.11.39 - 19.7.21

Dad very sadly passed away in the early hours of the morning on Monday 19th July, after a very long and well fought battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Dad was a man of many talents and hobbies, and enjoyed Real Tennis, boating, golf, cars, classical music, dentistry, and of course the odd glass of wine, or two!

He moved to Hayling Island in the early 60s and became a local celebrity when he bought the Elm Grove Dental Practice where he was known by patients and colleagues as “Mr G”.

He was a well known face at Seacourt Tennis Club for the last 60 years, living opposite the Club and playing all games on offer, but most significantly, Real Tennis. He formed part of the General Committee for some time, recognising the importance and enjoyment that Seacourt provided. He ran Sunday evening Real Tennis improver classes, introducing new members and sharing his love for the game. Seacourt also led him to meet Mum, and of course he took full credit for her various Real Tennis achievements.

Dad was loved by many for his infectious personality filled with humour and care. He lived life to the full and continued playing golf and tennis every week up until just a couple of weeks before he passed. He will be hugely missed by Mum, Michael and I and all that knew him.

Jess Garside

Funeral & Wake Arrangements:
Ian’s funeral will take place on Thursday 12th August, but due to restricted numbers, attendance will be by invite only.

All are, however, welcome to attend the wake, which will take place at Seacourt from 4-7pm. We would be grateful if you could inform the Club should you wish to attend.

Alex, Michael & Jess will be raising funds in memory of Ian for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis (APF), who exist to find a cure for the disease. Should you wish to make a donation, you can visit their JustGiving Page at or by scanning the QR code below:

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Should you wish to make a donation, you can visit their JustGiving Page

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