Ian BARCLAY

BARCLAY, Ian Purvis. March 24, 1934 –

February 19, 2014. It is with extreme sadness and heavy heart that Ian’s family announces his passing, in his 80th year, at Royal Columbian Hospital. He will be greatly missed by Mary, his wife of 58 years, daughter Irene (Iain), grandchildren Christopher and Danielle, and great grandson Caiden, who was very special to his Papa; sister-in-law Jen, nephews Robert and James, and brother-in-law Jim (Helen). Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he followed lifelong friends Neil and Rena, and their boys Don and David, to Canada in 1967. Ian, as a skilled carpenter, worked steadily in the construction industry before taking a position as maintenance supervisor at Shellburn, where he stayed until his retirement. For the first ten years in Canada, he resided in New Westminster, but afterward moved to many locations in the lower mainland before finally settling in Chilliwack. Ian made many friends during his life, particularly through his love of golf. He spent many happy days on the course with the guys in the Renfrewshire Golf Association, and at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club, where he was a member for years. Sincere thanks to Dr. Blackwell and Dr. Karim for looking after Ian, and our heartfelt thanks to the staff in the ICU at Royal Columbian for their compassion, kindness and support through the most difficult times. No service or flowers by request. Donations may be made in Ian’s memory to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Fort Langley Golf Course, 9782 McKinnon Crescent, Langley, BC.