IAN CAMERON ARCHIBALD Ian went Home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Saturday, January 9, 2021, in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Marlene (Wilson). Dear father of Joanne (Ben) Edwards, Andrew (Jess) Archibald, and Karen (Rich) VandenBerg. Loving grandfather to Ethan, Rhys, Zeke, and Rose. Precious brother of Janet Archibald, Stuart Archibald, and Merrin (Ross) Thomson. Ian's life was marked by his love for God and his love for people. He loved enthusiastically with a generous dose of humor thrown in. His faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was his cornerstone, and this is best reflected in one of his favourite Bible verses "I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation." Such a focus influenced his priorities in life, his business dealings, his work ethic, his generosity, his love for others, and his service. Born and raised in Toronto, Ian finished his M.Sc. Degree in Agriculture in 1977 at the University of Guelph. Previous to that, he spent a few years as assistant pastor at Crestwick Baptist Church. In the spring of 1977, he went farming which was his desired vocation since childhood. He was well loved and respected in the community, and his knowledge of the soil microbiome has helped farmers around the province. Our thanks go to the Southlake Regional Health Care team on several wards and the ICU, and particularly to Dr. Jayakar and Dr. Lingley, all of whom offered exemplary care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Ian to Ethnos Canada, a mission group he loved, to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation designated to Infectious Disease Department - Dr. Michael Lingley, or the Cannington Baptist Church (by mail). Arrangements entrusted to Low and Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Box 388, Uxbridge L9P 1M8 (905-852-3073). In light of Covid restrictions, there will be a small private funeral attended by immediate family and live streamed for relatives and friends on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., please visit www.lowandlow.ca/notices.htm
for the link to the live stream. We find comfort in the thought that Ian is now in the presence of Jesus whom he loved and served so faithfully. To God be the glory!