Ivan WAITE (1927-1975)


Ivan Hugh WAITE

Ivan Hugh WAITE,1,2,3,4 son of John Rodney WAITE (1903-1974) and Grace Elizabeth WELLS (1896-1970), was born on 4 September 1927 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.5 He was educated at Market Rasen de Aston School in 1939.1 He married on 2 July 1949 in Birmingham R.D.. . He died on 28 February 1975 in North Walsham R.D..5,6


1Newspaper: Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph, 8 Jul 1939.
Text From Source: Lindsey Junior Scholarship:
Full List of Winners
Lindsey Junior Scholarships to secondary schools were announced at a meeting of the Council Education Committee, yesterday, as follows:-
Market Rasen de Aston School - Ivan Hugh Waite, Welton Parochial.
2BMDCertificate: Birth, 1950, Waite SE.
Text From Source: 30 Aug 1950. Sheila Elizabeth daur of Ivan Hugh Waite (technical assistant BBC of Hydro Bungalow of North Cliff, Withernsea) and Mary Winifred Mabel Ashman was born at Seacroft Maternity Home, Withernsea. Informant: IH Waite, father.
3BMDCertificate: Marriage, 1973, Cumming & Waite.
Text From Source: 16 Jun 1973. Norman Hugh Cumming (30, bachelor, chartered accountant, 96 Hurst Road, Sidcup, Kent) married Sheila Elizabeth Waite (22, spinster, state registered nurse, nurses home at St Bartholomew's Hospital EC1) at Westminster Chapel, City of Westminster by certificate according to the rites and ceremonies of the Congregationalists. Fathers: William John Cumming (linotype operator) & Ivan Hugh Waite (minister of religion). Witnesses: WJ Cumming, JA Warly(?)
4Memorial Inscription: Waite IH.
Text From Source: In memory of Ivan Hugh Waite, aged 47, loving husband of Mary and father of Sheila. Pastor of Cromer Baptist Church 1967-1975. Forever with the Lord.
5BMDCertificate: Death, 1975, Waite IH.
Text From Source: 28 Feb 1975. Ivan Hugh Waite died at Cromer and District Hospital, Cromer. Born 4 Sep 1927, Lincoln. Occupation: Baptist Minister. Usual address: The Manse, 5 Canada Road, Cromer. Cause of death: Myocardial infarction. Informant: Sheila Elizabeth Cumming, daur, 6 Clayfarm Road, New Eltham, London, SE9.
6Obituary: Waite I.
Text From Source: Waite, Ivan Hugh, was born in Lincoln on 4th September, 1927. Upon leaving school he moved to Birmingham, where he trained as a technical assistant with the BBC. In 1949 he married Mary Ashman of Birmingham at Stratford Road Baptist Church, Sparkbrook. For a time he worked in Yorkshire before moving to Hereford, where his work involved him with overseas broadcasting. His period of service with the BBC spanned twenty years. During his membership of the Leominster Baptist church from 1959-67, he entered Cardiff Baptist College and in 1967 he commenced his first and only pastorate at Cromer, Norfolk. Ivan Waite needed no other pastorate to prove himself to be a truly dedicated minister of the Gospel. He quickly and firmly established himself in the respect and affection of the church and before long he was to exercise a gracious and effective ministry to the whole town. A born student, he was a great reader and his preaching, always Bible-based, bore the fruits of a carefully disciplined mind and constant study. Nevertheless, he had a pastor’s heart and he faithfully and carefully tended and nurtured the fellowship, winning much affection by his own graciousness and love. All who knew him were aware of his sheer integrity. He had determined his priorities and he had worked out his principles. He was unswerving in his allegiance to what he believed to be right, whether in belief or conduct; he was unashamedly Christ’s man. Yet, as Christ’s man, he was ever-ready to be guided by the Holy Spirit. Genuinely humble, he was brave enough to change a position if honestly before God showed it to be untenable [sic]. He was a man with nothing to hide; as open as the day and as trustful as a child, he was fully committed to his Lord and his ministry. Clearly, he was a man to be reckoned with. At the time of his early death on 28th February, 1975, he was serving as Free Church Chaplain to the Fletcher and Cromer hospitals, and it was at the latter that he suffered a sudden second coronary attack which proved fatal. The address at the funeral service at Cromer was delivered by the vicar of Cromer, an eloquent indication of the friendship and co-operation which had existed between the two ministers and churches. Many remain to thank God for Ivan Waite’s life and influence. [Baptist Union Directory 1975-76]