Mr Ian Thomas Roper




an Thomas Roper (14/12/1936-13/5/2024)




Ian will be remembered as a much cherished son, a loving husband and a caring family man.  He was a real ‘people person’ with a heart of compassion and genuine kindness towards others. He especially loved to help people who were in need and often used his unique sense of humour and natural friendliness to put them at ease and bring them cheer.

In memory of Ian, if you feel able to make a donation to the Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank, that would be wonderful. This was a local charity he felt passionately about and worked for as a volunteer over many years.  It would be a lovely way for his legacy to continue.

Thank you on behalf of the Roper family.







Charity details

Bishop's Stortford Food Bank

What we do...

The Bishop's Stortford Food Bank helps vulnerable people  in our community during a crisis.  They do this by providing short-term, emergency food parcels, non-food items and fuel support for those on prepayment meters.

Why we are needed...

Up to 14.5 million people in the UK live in poverty, which includes 4.3 million children.  Family breakdown, illness, unemployment or disability could happen to any of us.  That's why we are here - to support residents of Bishop's Stortford and the surrounding villages in times of great need.

How we donate food...

We work with frontline professionals - such as social workers, health visitors, advice charities, housing associations and mental health teams - who identify people in crisis and issue them with a Food Bank voucher.  In exchange for the voucher, they will receive up to five days of food and non-food items from our centre.


Registered Number 1154800

Messages of condolence

With many happy memories of New College in the 1960s.

Mr John Filby

Liz, Catherine, Hugh and Rachel I am so sorry for your loss, Ian did some much and made life more interesting. Best wishes Fiona

Miss Fiona Symonds

A very good friend and worker for the less fortunate


RIP Ian With love from Nick & Sheila

Mr Nicholas Cooke

In loving Memory Ian Roper

Mr Margaret Peter & Catherine Allcroft

Thinking of you all while you accustom yourselves to life after Ian - not easy, he was a larger than life presence.. Plenty of good memories to sustain you - a life well lived, wasn’t it.

Mrs Juliet Bullimore

In affectionate memory of Ian from Margaret.

Mrs Margaret Orrell

In memory of Ian Roper.

Valerie Cooke

with many happy memories of your time in London

Ms Ilse Towler

Missing the chats and laughs already. A truly exceptional person.

Mr Howard Simmons

Service details

Cremation Service

28 May, 2024 11:00

Parndon Wood Crematorium

Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, CM19 4SF