Ian was born in Victoria, BC on November 18, 1931. He passed away peacefully on September 27, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife of 61 years Ruth, and their four children Jan (Phil), Doug (Darlene), Gord (Josie), and Krista (Ted). He was also blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Ian bravely endured his illness for eight years, never failing to lose his sense of humour, gentle nature, kind ways, and love of “Mom’s Flapper Pie”.

The family will hold a private Celebration of Life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Eyesight International or the Salvation Army.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens



  • Harold Blenman

    Harold & Sharon Blenman

    It has been a real pleasure to have known Ian. His smile and humour was something that I will always cherish. On behalf of my wife Sharon and myself I offer deepest condolences. Rest assured that the family are in our prayers. May God’s blessings be with you all.

    Harold Blenman

  • George Evans

    Dear Ruth and family,
    What a privilege to know a small part but a great part of your life as Ian shared in caring for your hopes in life. Your story of trusting to get a home built is a great miracle. Your generosity to share your green thumb and warm smiles was a gift we all need. Margaret’s and my prayers go to the heart of God who dwells in peace with you. Love. George and Margaret Evans.

  • Ruth Marshall

    Loving thoughts are with your family after so many years as part of the Douglas Street/ROBC family. Would love a chat sometime, Ruth, from the “other Ruth” at Gateway.

  • Karen Barlow and family

    Dear Ruth, and family, Wishing you moments of peace, and comfort, as you remember Ian. Our thoughts are with you, and your family in this time of deep loss. He was such a kind and generous man. I feel privileged to have known him.

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