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Roy McIlveen

I had a great innings!

Date passed: 27th of September 2017

Funeral date: 9th of October 2017

“I had a great innings!”


At Leighton Hospital after a short illness, Roy passed away peacefully on Wednesday 27th September. He was the much loved dad of Callum and a cherished brother of Ian, Alan and Liz.

Roy was born in Crewe and was the third child to his proud parents George and Emmie on Friday 29th September 1950.

Roy went to West Street and Ludford Street Schools and went on to secure an apprenticeship as a pattern maker at the Works in 1966. Another job included  shop fitting for Reflects.

Besides his love for horse riding he was a keen cricketter and sports fan including fishing. He once had a bad fall and broke his back while riding horses but his love for them never ceased.

It was his beloved cricket that he would excel in, becoming an umpire in local games. Playing fair and keeping your eye on the ball was his good advice!

A pint with good friends reminds us that Roy was well liked and good ‘all rounder’ who will be fondly remembered.

His funeral will take place on Monday 9th October at St Barnabas’ Church on West Street in Crewe at 11am followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Any donations in Roy’s memory are for the RNLI and donations will be accepted on the day.

Time’s Paces

When as a child I laughed and wept.

Time crept.

When as a youth I waxed more bold

Time strolled.

When I became a full-grown man

Time R A N.

When older still I daily grew

Time F L E W.

Soon I shall find, in passing on

Time gone.

O Christ! wilt Thou have save me then?



1 Condolence

  1. Brian Higgins on October 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I was only told yesterday 12/10/17 of you’re passing Roy. R.I.P. Roy, run out too soon my friend.

    - Approved by oconnell

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