Ian passed away peacefully on 23rd of September, with family at his side after a long struggle with poor health.
Ian, 75, was the beloved husband of Charlotte for 55 years and loving dad to Sean (Maxine) and Kelly (Jacqui) and much loved grandad of 6 grandchildren, Logan, Lindsay, Sarah, Kesi, Connor and Emilia. Ian will be sadly missed by his brother Bruce (Karen), sister-in-law Linda Pirot and brother-in-law Raymond Best as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends.
Ian earned a flying scholarship from the 533 St Albert Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, which lead to a career as a commercial bush pilot in Northern Alberta and the Territories. Still looking for adventure he became a petroleum fluids engineer with Baroid and Halliburton which lead to 30 years of living abroad in Scotland, working in Europe and Egypt.
Cremation has taken place and a private memorial for family and close friends will be held on the 28th of September, in St Albert.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, https://declutter.diabetes.ca/, the ME Association, https://www.meassociation.org.uk/ canadian/, or to your favourite charity.