IAN DOUGLAS CARMAN A Globe and Mail reporter and editor for 41 years, Ian Douglas Carman died in Toronto on December 29, 2020. Ian began freelance writing for the Globe while attending McMaster University in Hamilton and was hired as a staff reporter after graduation in 1950. He later became a copy editor, was appointed national editor, then foreign editor. In 1966, he was named editor of The Globe's Report on Business. During his 15 years in this position, publication frequency increased from three issues a week to six issues and he received a national award for distinguished service to business writing. Ian was appointed executive editor of The Globe in 1981, and director, corporate development in 1987. He retired in 1991. Born in St. Thomas, Ontario in 1927, Ian attended schools in Burlington and Hamilton, where he gained extracurricular experience in writing for and editing annual and weekly publications. He became a United Church member as a youth, and participated in Burlington and Hamilton congregations before joining Metropolitan United in Toronto in 1965. He chaired Metropolitan's ministry and personnel and communications committees, served on the official board and board of trustees, and for 14 years was the editor of the church newsletter. An enthusiastic outdoorsman, Ian bought a Muskoka property accessible by water only on Muldrew Lake in 1965. After an unfinished cabin on the site was made habitable, he had a barge built to haul in material and developed it into a large family cottage. Ian was a founding member of the Patterson's Bay Cottagers' Association, which built an access road to the bay. He wrote, edited, and compiled The Bay Stories, a history of the area and its cottage families, published in 2010. Ian loved to travel and aimed at seeing and photographing as much of the world as possible during his lifetime. He toured widely in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Antarctic, and the Arctic. His favourite destinations were the Caribbean islands and Britain. Predeceased by his brothers James Keith ( Audrey) and Donald Appleford, he leaves sister in law Irene, nieces Lynn and Andrea and nephews Peter, Bruce and Gregory. The family would like to extend their thanks to Fred and Evaline Breeze for their care and kindness to Ian. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date this spring.
Published in The Globe and Mail from Jan. 9 to Jan. 13, 2021.