Ian Kane

A celebration of the life of Ian Stuart Kane.

01/08/1934 – 27/07/2023

Passed away peacefully having spent less than one day in hospital.


Adoring Husband to Patricia, caring Dad to David and Rachel, loving Grandad of Amelia and Rosie and delighted Great Grandfather to Ottilie.

Ian’s funeral will take place on

Wednesday 16th August – At 12 Noon

Altrincham Crematorium, White House Lane, Dunham Massey, WA14 5RH.

Then afterwards please join us for some refreshments and the opportunity to reminisce at the Rope and Anchor Pub.

Paddock Lane, Dunham Massey, WA14 5RP.


For those unable to attend, the service will be live streamed.

Please click the link to watch online –

Webcast Login PIN- 262-9559


There is no dress code. Ian was a casual chap when it came to clothing, in this spirit please come dressed as formally or informally as you choose.

As you all know Ian was a huge Manchester United supporter so if you want to wear a splash of red please feel free to do so!


No flowers please but if you would like to make a donation in Ian’s memory we invite you to donate to the British Heart Foundation.

Get Started – BHF


This is a link to a lovely tribute from Ian’s Bridge club. Thank you Altrincham Bridge Club –

This is a link to the UCET tribute. Thank you Anne. –


I am writing on behalf of the former Temple Primary School in Cheetham Manchester where I was the Headteacher for 27 years.
Ian was a governor of the school for over 15 years and our chair of governors for 10 years or so.
I had been one of his trainee teacher students when he was Head of Education at Manchester Polytechnic, John Dalton Department. Imagine my pride when he joined our schools Governing Body.
Apart from being a lovely man and a true gentleman his knowledge of teaching and learning was exceptional. He certainly brought challenge as well as support to our school.
He was great to have on our interview panels. Internal candidates would groan, knowing they were going to get thoroughly grilled, but rightly so. The panel would be carefully going through the questions then as the interview was near the end Ian would throw in the curved ball. Out of the blue he would ask questions like what novel are you currently reading? Why have you chosen to read that? Who is your favourite poet?
It certainly tested the candidates resilience!
He was also chair of the finance committee. I lost count of the number of times in the recruitment process when we were left with two candidates and couldn’t choose. Ian’s response was Vicky get them both, they will always come in handy! He was right they always did.
On a personal note, Ian and I had many deep philosophical educational discussions where he would challenge me and encourage me to take risks to ensure the very best for our pupils. Then in the next moment we would be talking about the previous Manchester United match. There is a reason why Temple pupils uniform was red tops and black bottoms!
The education sector is a poorer place without Ian.
Thank you Ian on behalf of pupils, staff and parents of the former Temple Primary School.
May you rest in peace.

Vicky Morton.
Retired Executive Headteacher.

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