It is with great sadness we share the loss of our much-loved husband, father, and grandfather Ian MacKay Freeman, who passed away peacefully at home on April 5, 2021, after a long year of challenging health issues. He is survived by his wife, Louise (55 years); daughter, Krista (Jamie); son, Scott (Kari); and grandson, Tai. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and extended family in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington State, and Scotland, who affectionately called him 'Unc'.
Ian was the youngest child of three, born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, to Scottish mother (Mary) and English father (Lewis). He was predeceased by his sister, Jean (Frank) and brother, Ken (Mary). His early years were spent in Richmound, Saskatchewan, where his dad had homesteaded. In 1946, the family moved to Victoria, BC, where he attended high school at Vic West. Ian moved to Saskatchewan and California before returning to Canada in 1970 and settling in Coquitlam, BC.
He was a fun-loving, jovial person, who always greeted you with a smile and would have a story to share...one that you may have heard once, or maybe five times before. He was a genuine soul who formed close and lasting friendships and will be missed dearly.
The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to our family GP, Dr. J. Silver, for his ongoing dedicated care, and the medical teams at Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge hospitals. Our deepest gratitude goes to the wonderful Fraser Health home care nurses and palliative team for their kindness, care and support over the past nine months, and to each and every home care support worker who looked after Ian during that time, with kindness and words of encouragement. We also wish to thank everyone who offered prayers, assistance, and support over the past year.
Following Ian's request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Ian's charity of choice, Variety - the Children's charity. (www.variety.bc.ca
To view Ian's full announcement, leave a condolence message or share a story, please visit the Burquitlam Funeral Home: https://www.burquitlamfuneralhome.ca/memorials/ian-freeman/4578771/obituary.php