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John "Ian" Allan

November 30, 1938 ~ January 20, 2019 (age 80)

After a full and enjoyable life, Ian passed away peacefully at age 80 with his wife of 58 years holding his hand. He will be missed by Marg; their three sons and their (wives):  Ken, John (Barb) and David (Michele); and their grandchildren Adam, Tori, Brandon and Melanie.

Born in 1938 in Knightswood, Scotland as the youngest child to Thomas and May and brother of Dorothy and Helen. He immigrated to Canada in 1954 with his family. The trip by boat across the Atlantic unfortunately timed with Hurricane Hazel - it was quite a journey.

His discerning eye and attention to detail was leveraged professionally in the printing industry as a Lithographer running large presses from 1958 to 1997

Ian & Marg married in 1961 and raised their young and active family at Silverstone Dr. with a cottage in Parry Sound. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, they retired to the cottage and later moved to Penetanguishene in 2009. They enjoyed their time, friendships, and activities at every step of their journey.

He was a huge sports enthusiast; as a player, coach, league president, and in later years watching and advising from his chair in front of the TV. He was a talented soccer player, having been offered to play professionally in Scotland at 16 and he continued playing in industrial leagues for many years. He enjoyed many activities including soccer, hockey, golf, fishing, and curling.

His sincere love & appreciation for music went well with his enjoyment of a good party, sitting around a fire, having a beer, singing, and dancing. He even met Marg during his time as a DJ.

Although not always easy to see, in his heart was always a great appreciation and love for his family, friends and neighbours.

A celebration of Ian's life will be held at the Midland Curling Club, 474 King Street, Midland on Sunday, February 24th from 1-4 p.m.

 

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