McMurtrie, Ian McLaren
March 27, 1917 – May 23, 2012
A long-time Ladysmith resident, our beloved and loving father/grandfather, a great gentleman, passed away suddenly at 95 years old, having enjoyed his final day working in his garden, busily active as he always liked to be.
Always caring, helpful, generous and hardworking, he left school at 15 years old to manage the family household, looking after younger siblings during a time of his mother’s illness; found work at 17 years old during the Depression as a cook in a remote logging camp, sending wages home to his parents; served with the R.C.A.F. during WWII from 1941 – 45 (Leading Aircraftsman/Flight Engineer); became a machinist by trade, working for Crown Zellerbach Forestry Company.
His retirement years have been filled with the busy sounds of his home workshop, where he applied his innovative mind and knowledge in the creation of woodwork items, handyman projects, and repairs, all of which gave him much satisfaction.
Predeceased in 1998 by Isabel, his beloved wife of 53 years. Also parents Ian and Florence; brothers Ray and Larry; sister Lydia.
Survived and so deeply missed, by his loving family: Janis; Jennifer; Jeanine; Eric and Muriel. Also, sister Marguerite; sisters-in-law Joan, Shirley, Maureen; numerous nieces, nephews. Private family gathering was held.
Telford’s of Ladysmith, 250-245-5553