Final pick up for biker Shane I’Anson

Posted on - 9th January, 2019 - 3:09pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Preston News, Uncategorized
Shane I’Anson funeral

Most people make their final journey in a hearse, some choose a horse drawn carriage and a few even opt for a Harley Davidson.


But for Preston biker Shane I’Anson, it was a more down-to-earth mode of transport as he left his home in Fishwick Parade for the final time.

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Shane, 71, made his way to his memorial service at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Ribbleton Avenue, on the back of a pick-up truck, in accordance with his final wishes.

A plaque on the side of the coffin, reading “Who invited this guy?”, was another nod to Shane’s well loved sense of humour.

Shane I’Anson

Shane’s wife Carol said: “He was a gentle giant.”


Floral tributes adorned the pick up, spelling out ‘Dad’ and ‘Shane’ and a model motorbike taken from his quirky garden also travelled with him.

Shane I’Anson funeral

As the coffin left Fishwick Parade, a motorcycle procession followed as Shane made his way to his funeral.

Read more: Bikers ride out in tribute as Karl Chester’s funeral takes  place

Motorbikes accompanied Shane I’Anson’s coffin

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