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Alison Muir

Ian Johnson Aka Shirley

August 22, 1961 - April 08, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Ian Johnson Aka Shirley. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual gatherings, we will post invites. Remember to RSVP to help us plan. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

For IanThose we love don't go awaythey walk beside us everydayunseen, unheard but always nearstill loved, still missed and very dear Always in my heart, love always yer Wife Aka Ali xxxx
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  • Sarah Brownlee
    We met in April 1984 at British Airtours training course at Gatwick, young fledglings about to embark on a career that would take us around the world having fun with friends!
    You were always a joy to be around, that wickedly cheeky grin, your infectious...  more
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    • Sarah Brownlee
      Lesley Hallows Oh what a gorgeous photo Sarah. It sums up the spirit and playfulness of our lovely Ian. Cheeky chappie, so adorable xx
      • April 28, 2020
  • Lesley Hallows
    Lovely Ian 💝
    Soulful brown eyes, rich velvety voice, deep heartfelt laughter, genuine empathy and compassion, quick wit and wicked sense of humour, insightful and bright mind, numerous talents - so many facets to you, the brilliant diamond of a human...  more
  • Nick Funnell
    To our beautiful Ian, AKA Shirley.
    Words cannot express my sadness writing this note to you.
    From the very first time we met there was a instant connection. It not only turned out that we had the same mutual flying and non-flying friends but that both...  more
  • Eduardo Reges
    Dear Ian We will miss you ! Such a funny, kind and caring soul! You will certainly be shine light to all the people that love you, specially your family given comfort in their heart! R.i.P.
  • Mac Callender
    There are special people in our lives who never leave us even after they are gone. Mac, Maggie and Alex.
  • Pierre London
    Ian I loved being in the panto with you all those years ago. You were the best ever dame. God bless you and keep you safe lovely man x
  • June Paz
    Oh Ian, so many memories! I remember when he’d had his hair cut at the hairdressers in the hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica... years ago! They made a real mess of it and when he’d got over the shock, he went downstairs to complain. They locked the...  more
  • Chris Partridge
    Ian was a much loved Crewcare colleague, friend, CSD and all round ‘entertainer’. Not only did he have the sharpest wit and impeccable comedy timing, but also a naturally compassionate and caring nature. His deep insightfulness shone though in his...  more
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    • Chris Partridge
      Lesley Hallows So true your words and gesture Chris. So much depth and breadth to our lovely Ian. A huge heart, and a wise soul...
      • April 28, 2020
  • Suzanne Sandford
    Ian and I met at our initial BA interview. I remember that day so clearly with us chatting on the tube afterwards on the way back into London, for me to catch my train back to Plymouth. I was overjoyed to then find we were on the same new entrant course...  more
  • Stephane Scotto Di Perrotolo
    Will miss you Ian! So sad to hear you’re gone... but still flying high with the angels. Glad I had the chance to work and act together... here is how we should remember Ian: Full of life, generous, attentive and very funny... all your Shirley Bassey...  more
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  • Richard Gaunt
    I’ll always remember the time we spent the day together in Washington, out in the sunshine on an open top bus tour of the city, the laughter never ended and I have never forgotten Ian, or this wonderful trip! Ian was on of those people that made flying...  more