THERE IS deep sadness in Donegal football circles following the death of Swilly Rovers stalwart Ivan Grier.
The death of the popular Ramelton native was announced today. Mr Grier, late of Hillcrest, Ramelton, passed away at the Ramelton Nursing Unit following an illness.
Picture: Ivan Grier receives an appreciation award from Dessie Kelly and Johnny McCafferty.
Last summer, the Ulster Senior League presented Ivan with an appreciation award at their annual presentation function.
His contribution to his beloved Swilly Rovers goes back to 1972 and he served a variety of roles at Swilly Park over a near-50-year period.
Most recently, he was club chairman at Swilly Rovers having been secretary for a long number of years.
He will be fondly remembered as the gateman at Swilly Park and he was the first contact for visitors to the venue on match days.
A farmer in Ramelton, Ivan is also a former board member of Donegal Creameries.
Predeceased by a son, Gary, Ivan is survived by his wife, Pearl, sons Alaister, Stanley and John, and a wide circle of family and friends.
Removal from Ramelton Nursing Unit today, Saturday, at 6pm to the family home.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed.Tags: