After a hard struggle my beloved husband of 42 years has found peace. Ian will be missed so much by his wife Renate and his children Barry, Zoe (Miles), Christina (Rod), Joan (Clark), Ingrid (Stephen), Peter, Gregory (Anna-Marie), Beatrix (Alejandro) his fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was a helpful, kind and loving father, stepfather and Opa to all of them.
As an air force veteran of WWII, Ian graduated from McGill and spent a 25-year career as metallurgical engineer with Cominco in Trail, B.C. Always one for big projects, he then built a 35 foot sailboat and moved his family to the Islands, first building an interesting house on Mayne, later another on Saltspring, before finally landing in Sidney for 23 years of painting watercolours of our beautiful surroundings, volunteering at the Aviation Museum, still travelling and helping where needed as patriarch of our large family. He was always there and is leaving a huge hole in our lives.
With many thanks to all my helpers at Community Services and to Dr. Hartrick for all his kindness.
A celebration of Ian’s life will be held on February 28, from 2-5pm at the Aviation Museum.