It is with great sadness that we share that Fr Ian Abbott
died peacefully on the evening of Tuesday 4 June 2019 at Wyong Hospital where
he has been for some days following a neurological seizure.
The son of
Ethel and Stanley Abbott, Fr Ian was born on 6 March 1931 in Flemington NSW,
and was therefore 88 years of age. He is survived by an older sister and a
Fr Ian was ordained on 24 July 1954 as a priest of the
Archdiocese of Sydney, and was incardinated into our Diocese, soon after its
establishment, on 1 August 1986. In the time of our own Diocese, he
served as Assistant Priest in the Parish of Manly from 1986-1991 and then
Assistant Priest in the Parish of Toukley from 1991. He retired in January 1999
and has lived in Gorokan since.
Fr Ian was a private man, but much loved by those who knew him
especially in the Parish of Toukley-Lake Munmorah where his presence over the
last twenty years was greatly valued. We extend to his family and the
parish community our deepest sympathy. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light
shine upon him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Fr Ian Abbott on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 12noon at St Mary's Catholic Church, 458 Main Road, Noraville. Following Mass, the funeral procession will travel to Noraville Cemetery for those who wish to attend.