Ian Tytler Hinksman

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HINKSMAN, Ian Tytler MSM 11/02/27 - 06/23/16 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ian Hinksman at approx. 9:30 pm on June 23rd in Victoria. Ian grew up in Nanaimo but was born in Vancouver, BC on Nov. 02, 1927. He drove truck for his Dad through his teens starting at age 13 delivering coal to the Nanaimo Army Camp. Ian graduated from John Shaw High in Nanaimo in 1945 and went to work as a logger. He joined the Air Force from 1946 to 1947. He helped build Harmac and Crofton Pulp Mills. Ian developed Guillain-Barré Syndrome in 1987 and spent more than a year in the hospital in Victoria. He had his gallbladder removed in 1990, bowel surgery in 1998 and a triple bypass in 2003. Ian Hinksman is one of the co-founders of BCANDS (BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society). On April 12, 2016 Ian received the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) by the Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon on behalf of Gov. Gen. David Johnston at the Government House in Victoria. It was a wonderful acknowledgement for a very deserving man and respected leader. Florence Wylie read a beautiful speech that she prepared herself at the ceremony, which is available at http://www.hinksman.com/HinksmanMSM/MeritoriousServiceDecoration.pdf. Previously, in 2003, Ian received a Golden Jubilee Medal from Lt. Gov. Iona Campagnolo. Ian was a community person who stood up for the less fortunate. For decades, he served as the president of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, President of the Victoria Native Housing Society (now known as M'akola Housing). Ian leaves behind 5 sons: Ronald, Leslie, Gary, Bradley and Reid along with Reid's wife Laura. He has 2 brothers: Arthur and Gordon (Butch), numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Sue (nee Wesley). He leaves behind Sue's nephews and nieces, in addition to many other great nephews/nieces." Ian passed in a very natural and organic way surrounded by loved ones, there was no suffering. The family will hold a closed ceremony at a later date, for details please email [email protected] In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in his honour to the charity of your choosing.


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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from June 30 to July 2, 2016