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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 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!

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Jan. 13 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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January 14, 2021
In the 24th chapter of Book Of Deuteronomy, we read 'Abraham was now a very old man, and the Lord had blessed him in every way'. As Rick and I watched the funeral service and listened to the messages and stories shared , I'm sure Ian would have said the same words looking back on his life , "God has blessed me in every way". Not only was he blessed , he was also a blessing to many. Rick and I are grateful for special memories we have of him while students at the University of Guelph, living in Uxbridge, and reconnecting with him numerous times since.
Rick and I send hugs and our heartfelt sympathy to Marlene and her family.

Rick and Lea Jefferson
January 14, 2021
Sending Our Heartfelt Sympathy to Marlene and Family!
Ian was a true Friend to Jim & I, he was a good teacher of God’s word, and we will always remember Ian playing his trumpet at our Wedding 42 years ago. God Bless!
Sending our Love, Jim & Cathy Phoenix
Cathy & Jim Phoenix
January 14, 2021
To Our Dear Friend Marlene & Family,
We wish to send our Heartfelt Sympathy and Prayers to you. We were reminiscing of the good times we had with our friend Ian, he was a great teacher of God’s word to Jim & I. We will never forget him playing the trumpet at our Wedding 42 Years ago. We were happy to have a visit with him at the last Farm Show in Lindsay last spring! He will always be remembered in our hearts!
Sending our Love, Jim & Cathy Phoenix
Jim & Cathy Phoenix
January 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
We will always remember Ian from Zephyr Missionary Church.
Laurie and David Barry
January 14, 2021
We highly esteem Ian as a valued member of the Body of Chist who is now home. We honor his memory and testimony.
Mark Dana
January 14, 2021
We esteem Ian as wonderful member of the Church who is home now, but we honor his memory and his testimony of Christ. Our codolences. Mark and Ruth Anna Dana
Mark and Ruth Anna Dana
January 14, 2021
As an OAC '72 grad, I recall Ian from U of G....he was a likeable and genuine individual with high standards. He always had a smile on his face and I admired his friendly condolences are extended to Ian's entire family...I am sure you will all miss him, but especially the grandkids as they did not have as a long time to enjoy their grandpa....may he rest in peace....Rick Turnbull
Rick Turnbull
January 14, 2021
Old Shiloh Road will not be the same without Ian. For years after every snow fall, he would plow neighbour's lane ways. Many times after coming home from work, I would think that I would have to park on the road while I shoveled the driveway at night after a long commute home. But when I got home, our driveway was plowed to our gate. He always waved when passing us on the roads and always had a big smile on his face. I loved buying his vegetables at Jak's garden. We will miss your presence here.
Linda & Don Harrison
January 14, 2021
I was a friend of Ian's from high school. He was in my class and we both played trumpet at Lawrence Park. Ian's Mom and Dad were also good friends and supported the Roberts' family when my parents were missionaries in Ecuador. It was wonderful to see how much Ian loved Jesus and left a great family legacy.
David Roberts
January 13, 2021
Ian was a spiritual mentor of mine early in life. I was good friends with his children and he Was always supportive, full of life and humour. His love of the Lord was contagious and was always willing to help in time of need. See you on the other side, my friend! My love goes out to Marlene, Jo, Andrew, Karen and his loved ones.
James Fretz
January 13, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family.
Praying that our Lord Jesus Christ will give you comfort and peace.
Gesuina and Jose
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