Last week Linfieldfc.com reported the sad passing of Dennis Ogborn MBE, a former deputy mayor of North Down and the father of highly respected and well travelled club member, Ivan Ogborn.
Following yesterday’s funeral in Holywood, Ivan has asked that Linfieldfc.com pass on the following message in which he extends his appreciation for the support he has received from the ‘Linfield family’ at this most difficult time.
“Following the recent passing of my dad (Dennis Ogborn MBE), I would like to say a massive thank you to those board members (both past and present), the staff and the many supporters who telephoned, sent me cards and messages to
express their condolences.
A special thank you to Andy Conn, Billy Kennedy, Linfield Supporter and councillor Stephen Dunne and Gordon Dunne MLA.
Thank you to those supporters who attended dad's final journey through the streets of Holywood yesterday, adhering to the social distancing rules with dignity and respect.
Finally, thanks to the Rangers/Linfield fans who were also paying their respects.
I have always known that Linfield is ‘more than a football club’ but the last week or so has only re-iterated to me that we are ‘one big family’.
Thanks again and looking forward to seeing you all, hopefully in the coming months.”