23 May 1924 - 07 Sep 2021
23 May 1924 - 07 Sep 2021
HOSKINS, Ian Alfred:
Died peacefully in his sleep on 7th September 2021 at Heatherlea Rest Home in New Plymouth aged 97 years. “He dedicated his whole life to following his dreams” Eldest son of the late Johnnie and Audrey Hoskins.
He is survived by his younger brother Lionel, sons Duncan and Robert, grand children, Douglas and Rebecca and 2 great grand children, Edith and Edwin (all in the UK), also his cousins Sandie Sleep (New Plymouth) and Lynette Tilbrook Stuart (Wellington). Rest In Peace Ian.
Messages to Ian’s Family may be left on his tribute page at eagars.co.nz/ian or c/- Eagars Funerals 172 Lemon Street, New Plymouth.
A service to celebrate Ian’s life will be held at Eagars Te Henui Chapel, 174 Lemon Street, New Plymouth on Monday 13 September 2021 at 2pm followed by a private cremation.
For those who are unable to attend are welcome to join us via the live stream on Ian’s tribute page.
The name Hoskins is such a famous name in our amazing sport, speedway. never to be forgotten. You, Ian, have lead a fascinating life, Thrilling The Millions, and I thank you, along with so many other speedway fans throughout the world for dedicating your life to our beloved speedway. You will always be remembered also as the brother of my dear friend Lionel. Condolences to the family. Jan from Australia.Jan Grainger ( 15 Sep 2021 )
Ian you have had such an adventurous ,interesting and wonderful life very well lived.
A great character with whom we had the pleasure to be with in your home when we visited New Plymouth in 2009. R.I.P.
Ian Hoskins. Thank you for the years of great speedway and the extra entertainment on meetings night at Old Meadowbank Edinburgh Scotland. I will always remember the 'burning of the hat' at the end of a season'. RIP.David Cunningham ( 14 Sep 2021 )
The man who has given me 61 years of fun and friends watching speedwayBrian Scott ( 13 Sep 2021 )
You will be missed Ian, It was always a pleasure having you stay with us in Auckland on quite a few occasions. R.I.P. old friend.Bob Andrews ( 13 Sep 2021 )
Ian, What a wonderful life that you had living in so many different countries and making so many friends throughout the World. I remember visting you in Zimbabe and attending a play written and produced by you with a 'House Full' notice outside. My most recent visit to you in New Plymouth with my wife Eileen was a surpise visit when we enjoyed each others company and afternoon tea along with your cousin Sandie and other Speedway friends. You brought happiness to millions promoting Speedway Racing not only in Scotland.
R.I.P Old friend Aye!
Ian, you changed my life, and that of many many others. You taught us all so many things from your deep, interesting, and extensive knowledge. I remember fondly when we would play act the plays you wrote in our time together in Rhodesia. Great fun. You are missed and loved greatly. RIP