Ian DINWOODIE

Ian DINWOODIE

DINWOODIE, Ian Fraser. May 24, 1933 – March 14, 2012. Passed away peacefully in the early evening of Wednesday March 14, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.

He leaves behind a grand legacy including his loving and devoted wife, Myrna, adoring sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin (Carolien) and Murray (Franca). Also his pride & joy, grandchildren, Trevor (Regine), Carson, Alexandria, Lauren and Miranda, and great grandchildren Connor, and Haley. He is also survived by his loving sisters, Jean and Betty, and many beloved nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents John, and Mary, sisters Jesse and Ellen, and brother Dave. From humble beginnings being orphaned at a young age, he was temporarily separated from his siblings when he left Swan River, Manitoba and went to New Westminster where he was raised by loving foster parents. He worked in a cannery and honey farm before obtaining employment with Scott Paper at the tender age of 17. He worked there until he retired. He enjoyed raising his family immensely, and created many fond memories. In his retirement years he spent several winters enjoying the good life in Arizona. Also among his favourite times were family reunions in Edmonton, Perth Ont., and Kelowna. He was a kind and gentle man who loved horses. His interests also included hockey, curling, golf, fishing, bridge, chess and cribbage. He also had a keen interest in all things natural and scientific, on earth and throughout the universe. In the last of many charitable gestures, he donated his body to the betterment of science at the University of British Columbia. At his request there will not be a public memorial service. He will be sorrowfully missed and his memory will live on in the hearts and minds of the many that he touched so deeply. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks for all of the many well wishes from extended family members and friends, and to his caregivers in hospital and hospice.


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