All involved with the Melbourne Football Club were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Ian Johnson.

Ian served on the club’s board from 1994 until 2001, and was the club’s vice-president from 1998 – 2001. Ian was awarded Life Membership of the club in 2007. He was 72 years old.

As a Life Member of the club, the team wore black armbands in recognition of Ian when Melbourne played the Brisbane Lions in Round 15.

A memorial service was held to honour Ian Johnson at Leonda By The Yarra on Thursday, 4 July.

We will always treasure Ian’s contribution to the Melbourne Football Club, and offer our most sincere condolences to Kim and the extended Johnson family.