Ian Shadforth : Reservations Supervisor
Ian sadly passed away suddenly on August 12th 2022 in his Care Home in Purley aged 76. My sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues.

Ian worked in Reservations at Gatwick for BUA from 1966 and went on to British Caledonian. Sometime before the BA takeover he left to join a Coach/Bus Company.

Sadly Ian had no living relatives but he was a Steam Train enthusiast and went on many Steam specials. He also was involved in a Church in London where he gave much of his time recalls David Heal I knew him from BUA days and he was good company.

Though not on email Ian was on the postal newsletter list for many years so was kept abreast of the news.
Service details

Ian's service was held at Croydon Crematorium, in the East Chapel, on Wednesday 5th October 2022.
Ian Remembered

From David Heal
: I knew him from BUA days and he was always good company

From Kris Massie
Ian was one of our Supervisors in Reservations when I was transferred from Kitwe, I pass on my sincere condolences to his friends and colleagues.

From Caron Phillips
: RIP and my sincere condolences to his family and friends

From Liz Rogers: RIP Ian

From Jim Will: RIP Ian.

From Janet Willis
Ian definitely was a character and kept us entertained in reservations. Sorry to hear of his death, RIP Ian

From Sally Simmonds: So sorry. RIP, Ian.

From Pat Cresswell: So sorry to hear of Ianís death. He was a larger than life character in reservations.

From Nick Washington-Jones
Ian was a Supervisor when I worked in Reservations. He was a real character and great fun. RIP Ian

From Riaz Butt: RIP Ian, my thoughts for his family.

From Rani Kler: Rest in peace Ian. My sincere condolences to his family.

From Maureen Aris: Sorry to hear of Ian's passing, a great character. RIP condolences to friend and family.

From Jenny Holland: You couldn't forget Ian if you knew him. Great sense of humour. RIP Shadders

From Valerie Edwards: Larger than life great sense of humour and fun to have around RIP Shad x

From Frances Taylor: Very sad. RIP Ian

From Peter Braham
When I was in the telecoms dept. at Portland House with BUA, Ian was a real character and always had a laugh when he came into the office.



If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at  BCalatribute@outlook.com


Condolences have been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Tina Harvey, Caron Phillips, Lindsay Smith, Kris Massie, Graham Waters, Jackie Hebert Hayes, Riaz Butt, Nick Washington-Jones, Julie Hourigan, Karen Rayner, Peter Durran, Liz Rogers, Sylvia Murphy,


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