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Born: Jan 09, 1932
Date of Passing: Aug 28, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
January 9, 1932 August 28, 2020
He leaves to mourn his wife, Evelyn; four children, Gail (Alex), Bob (Nancy), Erla (Marty), Scott (Kari) and eight grandchildren, Liz (Colin), Maggie (Joe), Matthew, Alex, Kathryn, Erin, Daniel and Rachel. His three great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Olivia and Logan, were his pride and joy. He is also survived by his two sisters, Gretta and Maisie; as well as many other relatives and close friends.
Ian was born in Swan River in 1932. After completing high school he ventured into a teaching career which lasted 37 years. At Normal School he met the love of his life, Evelyn. They were married in 1955 and began a very adventurous life together. Ian was a very loving, honest, responsible, hard-working gentleman. In retirement, he enjoyed music, sports, badminton, curling, golf, lawn bowling and travelling. He spent many hours crafting beautiful pictures in wood (Intarsia) and created multiple grandfather clocks for family members.
Private family interment has taken place.
Sincere thank-you to Erla for her love and guidance during our darkest hour. Also to Bob and Nancy for their love and support. Thank-you to Perry-Anne, Liz, Maggie and Joan. You were there when we needed it most. Thank-you to the staff at Brightwater Senior Living for their care and compassion.
For 65 years we kept our promise to love and cherish in sickness and in health, until death do us part.
Rest in peace, dear.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 05, 2020
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
My heart goes out to you Evelyn. I too remember Ian as a true gentleman. You and Ian were a wonderful match. Ian was not only an excellent lawn bowler, he was the very best Lead in the province of Manitoba. I had the pleasure of playing Ian on a Saturday evening at the Tuxedo lawn Bowling Club. I had the honour of playing my very last bowling game against Ian that evening. Like you Evelyn, Ian loved the game. God bless you Ian. - Posted by: William Bundy (A lawn bowling friend of Evelyn and Ian) on: Sep 14, 2020
My deepest condolences to you Evelyn and your family. I share in your grief since I also lost my husband George suddenly and unexpectedly on Aug 26th. I remember Ian fondly from Wayoata School where his calm demeanor and quiet smile always helped in any situation. also I think of you both every time I look at the lilac painting you did for us hanging in our living room. God bless you in this time of sorrow and renewal. Jean Hanson - Posted by: JEAN HANSON (TEACHING COLLEAGUE) on: Sep 10, 2020
SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO EVELYN AND FAMILY. I DISTINCTLY REMEMBER IAN AS A COLLEAGUE AND VICE PRINCIPAL WHOSE CALM AND REASSURING DEMEANOR COULD DIFFUSE ANY CHALLENGING SITUATION DURING OUR TENURE AT CENTRAL SCHOOL. HE WAS TRULY A GENTLEMAN OF DISTINCTION AND CARING. BE ASSURED THAT THE MEMORY OF HIS LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY WILL HELP ALL OF YOU THROUGH THE TRYING TIMES FOLLOWING HIS PASSING. - Posted by: BOB BLAHEY (FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE) on: Sep 07, 2020
We were very sorry to hear of Ian's death. He was an excellent bowler and a fine gentleman. We always enjoyed our times together at Tuxedo, Evelvn, and our good memories of Tuxedo will always include the two of you Our best wishes to all the family. Ruth & Howard Fairbairn - Posted by: Ruth & Howard Fairbairn (friends) on: Sep 07, 2020
My sincere condolences on your loss. I will always remember Ian as a kind, gentle and honourable man, who will be missed by all who knew him. I pray that memories of happier times will see you through your time of grief! "God gave us memory so we might enjoy roses in winter." - Posted by: Bob Strong (Friend) on: Sep 05, 2020
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