Ian James Kay

November 17, 1988 - November 15, 2022
November 23, 2022 17 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ian James Kay on the 15th of November 2022, two days shy of his 34 birthday.

Ian will be deeply missed by Kathleen Wilson-Goodwin (Mother), Jim Kay (Father), Verne Goodwin (grandmother), Amos Goodwin (Predeceased Grandfather), Ken Goodwin (Predeceased Uncle), Kevin and Susan Goodwin (Auntie and Uncle), his cousins Tim, Nick, Victor, Victoria, Kayla, Emily, Rick, his common-law partner Natalie Young, his step-daughter Abby Young as well as numerous other family and friends.

Ian spent most of his life in New Brunswick and loved the beach. He enjoyed school, traveling, and the company of others. Ian was an incredibly intelligent person and was often surprising others with the wealth of knowledge he knew – which gave many the inspiration to always keep learning and to be open to receiving information.
Ian was known across Canada for his incredibly large heart, his kindness and acceptance of others, and his infectious sense of humor. He will always be remembered as the person who can make your belly hurt, your eyes stream, and your laugh roar from his quirky puns to his hilarious jokes and his comical teasing.

Ian moved to Alberta in 2012 where he reconnected with old friends, and soon after reconnected with his common-law partner Natalie Young in 2017. He was currently in school for upgrading and aiming to become a marine navigation officer.

A family funeral service is scheduled to take place on Monday, November 28th, 2022,  1:00PM at Trinity Funeral Home 10530 116 Street, Edmonton AB.

All family, friends, and community members are invited to attend.

Those wishing to view the service via live-stream can do so by clicking the following link: https://www.rispektmedia.com/ian-kay-nov-28-1pm

In Lieu of flowers, Ian’s family would appreciate donations to mental health and addictions.

  1. Condolences to the family and all friends. Ian, you were a fantastic human being with a large heart. I will forever miss the sound of you walking in and yelling out “Wendall”. You were loved beyond words. You will truly be missed beyond measures. Thank you for the kindness, the friendship, and the years.

  2. Ian. I will miss you forever. My condolences to all those loved Ian as well.
    Natalie i not only lost my son, but you your best friend, and my heart goes out to you always and Abby his step daughter. Abby you meant the world to Ian. He was so proud of you.
    Rip my dear son❤️ Till i see you again.

  3. Sending our heart felt condolences to Ian’s family and friends during this very difficult time. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories made throughout the years and hold them close during the difficult days that are ahead. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers from New Brunswick.

  4. Ian, Will always be greatful for the time you spent with your grandfather and I. Those memories will be with me always. Love and miss you.

  5. Ian was the sweetest guy and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

  6. We Miss ya buddy, you gained your wings far too soon.

  7. I will never forget the day I met Ian and Pat at school. We instantly connected and talked almost every night from that day on through high school. I will always cherish our conversations, your warm hugs, amazing laugh and days spent on the beach. You will forever be in my heart.

  8. my condolences to the family. Ian was a great man and full of laughter. tragic the world lost him so early.

  9. Deep condolences to Ian’s family and loved ones. He had a sense of humor like no other. Rest easy buddy.

  10. Sending the biggest and warmest condolences to Ian’s family, loved ones and many friends. You will always be remembered, never forgotten, always missed and always loved by each one of us. I will always cherish our friendship, our talks and will never forget the bond we had. You lit up every room you went into with that huge heart and humor you had. Rest easy to one o the realist friends out there. Natalie & Abby, sending the biggest and warmest virtual hugs your way and always just a message or quick plane ride away.

  11. Thank you Ian for being such an amazing friend and always having my back
    I’ll never forget you
    Until we meet again my friend xo

  12. My deepest condolences to all of Ian’s family and friends. He was a good student and I am happy to have had him in my class.

  13. I was and will be forever sorry to hear of Ian’s untimely passing. Ian spent a fair amount of time at our home years ago while dating my daughter, Kelsey. Ian you were a cutie, always had a smile, were polite and always respectful while visiting. Your relationship with Kelsey lead to a great friendship between your Mom & myself, and I thank you for that! May you rest in love & peace while keeping watch over your Mom, Natalie & Abby from your heavenly home. Gone way too soon.

    With Deepest Sympathies,
    Susan & Sherman Holland

  14. Kathleen, my heart aches for you and all those left behind. Remember, I’m always here for you!

  15. Ian you were the most wonderful son a father could ever have. Every triumph , challenge, smile and frown led us to the special bond we shared through the years. I wouldn’t change that for the world. I’m so grateful you were my son. I’ll love you forever as I always have unconditionally. I know I’ll miss you terribly. I’ll miss our great conversations and the time spent together. You meant the world to me. You were a great guy and had a heart of gold! Always a good person to talk to and always willing to help! I know you were loved by many. Until we meet again my special son. Love you, Dad…

  16. Kathleen, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Ian was kind , had a great sense of humour and was really fun to have around. As you know he was like a member of our family for the four years he was dating our daughter Amanda.
    Although we haven’t seen Ian in many years he will forever be woven into the fabric of our family. We have so many good memories. He will never be forgotten.
    I would like to extend our deep condolences to all of Ian’s family and friends.
    Rest in peace Ian
    Carla & Paul Bowes

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