Popular paramedic commemorated by friends

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 May 2014

Ian Buck

Ian Buck

Archant

A 47-YEAR-OLD paramedic who served Weston for more than a decade has died.

Ian Buck was a paramedic in the area for 13 years and lived in the town for nine years.

He took his own life on April 18 shortly after moving to Portsmouth in January.

His sister Susan Tomlinson said: “He was very popular, kind, caring – a happy-go-lucky bloke really.

“All of his work colleagues thought of him as a generally lovely guy. He would always go that extra mile to make a difference.”

Thanks to his former colleagues from South West Ambulance who wished to pay tribute to Ian, they have arranged for a 1950s ambulance known as a Silver Goddess to feature as a hearse in the ceremony.

His father, Arthur Buck, still lives in Beach Lawns care home and his friends have also arranged for him to be chauffeured to the ceremony in a special ambulance.

His friends from the emergency services are invited to attend in full uniform.

The service will be held today (Fri) at 3.45pm at Weston Crematorium.

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