HAWTHORN Ivan Grosvenor

Born November 5, 1930. Passed away November 5, 2021.


Ivan Grosvenor

Passed away peacefully on November 5, 2021.  Aged 91 years.

Devoted husband of Margaret (dec).

Loved father and father in law of Robin; Peter & Sharyn; Alan & Dorthe;

Dean (dec) & Elisabetta; Dedrie (dec) & Colin.

Adored Pop to all his grandchildren, great grandchildren

and great great grandchildren.

In our hearts you will always stay,

loved and remembered everyday.

Funeral Notice

Private service


Funeral Prayers for Mr Ivan Grosvenor Hawthorn will be held on FRIDAY (Nov 12) at 2 pm.

Attendance is by family invitation only.

Due to COVID restrictions, proof of full vaccination is required by all attendees.

Ivan's service will be Livestreamed through our website.



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  1. Uncle Ivan was a friend of mum and dad, Stella and Max Dawson and our family over many decades. We have many happy memories of family visits, with lots of laughs and stories and of receiving telegrams from Antarctica for weddings and babies. An interesting life well lived.
    Sincere condolences to Robin; Peter & Sharyn; Alan & Dorthe; Lisa (& Dean dec); & Colin (& Deidre dec).

    Rest peacefully Uncle Ivan.
    Diane, Christine, Sheryl, Maxine, Kerrie and Mandy (Dawson Girls)

    Chris Spalding (Dawson)November 9 2021 2:04 pm
  2. To the family of Ivan Hawthorn.

    Ivan was my OIC at Macquarie Island in 1979. I found him one of nature’s gentleman who was very kind to all, and helpful to me on many occassions. He has great Antartica experience and that showed in how he let the specialist get on with their skill set whilst providing resources to allow them to achieve that.

    A great Australian and Antarctica expeditioner. Will be missed by all..

    Rod Hutchinson METNovember 9 2021 3:21 pm
    We almost didn’t make it… but we did, ​despite the ‘slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’.​
    You will always be my hero, my inspiration, my adventurous explorer and my darling Dad.​
    I will miss your voice, your ‘hello me, it’s me…’​ the twinkling eyes and the Cary Grant chin… my irreplaceable you.​
    “The road goes ever on and on, out from the door where it began. ​Now far ahead the road has gone, let others follow it who can!​ Let them a journey new begin, but I at last with weary feet, will turn towards the lighted inn, my evening-rest and sleep to meet” **​
    ** Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
    We will love you always and miss you every day.​
    Robin-Lee, Eileen-Rita and Nicole​

    Robin-Lee Maree Folwell (Nee Hawthorn)November 10 2021 6:37 am

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