On Friday, 29 March 2019, a memorial service was held at the MCG (Members Dining Room, 2 pm) to pay tribute to the life of our past player and friend, Ian Thorogood.
Glen Bartlett and Jackie Emmerton represented the Melbourne Football Club, while Rod Grinter, John Ahern and Lynda Carroll represented the MFC P&PP&OA.
Past teammates of Ian’s were also present, with John Lord one of those who delivered an address.
We were all honoured to hear from Ian’s family and friends, gaining insight into his rich and rewarding life. From family and business through to football and fishing, it was a privilege to have known him.
At the end of formalities, members of Ian’s family released 26 red and blue balloons into the stands.