Gail Kearsley posted a condolence
Saturday, June 22, 2019Maureen and Family, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful Ian. We cannot express how sorry we are for your great loss. We deeply regret that we cannot be with you to farewell Ian and celebrate his life. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Aunty Norma and Gail.
Elsie Murray posted a condolence
Friday, June 21, 2019We met Ian in Red Deer Ab.Canada 30 some years ago.He was one of the most polite and charismatic person one could ever meet.We just made contact with him in April of this year and he wanted to bring his wife and family To Canada to meet us.He will always have a special place in our hearts.
Mary and Charles Pearn (Alberta, Canada) posted a condolence
Thursday, June 20, 2019Our family grew so fond of Ian when he stayed with us in Calgary, along with his kayak, bikes, skis etc. He always seemed to have time to share his adventures with us or to play a ball game with Patrick and Amy. When we were overseas, both of them were at Glengarry for a while and we knew that Ian would be there for them. Our love and prayers go out to Sue, Jaxon and Holly and we do hope that, if they are coming to Canada they will get in touch and let us know. We will be thinking of you all on the 24th.
Mary Beth Bourne posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 19, 2019Susan, Jaxon, and Holly I send you my love and warm thoughts at this time. Your father/husband will always be with you in spirit and in love, Hugs, Mary Beth
Alex Breen posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 19, 2019Dear Boyley, You taught me how to learn and persevere as a student at Glengarry in 1998. You opened my eyes and showed my how to adore the world around us. You inspired me to teach and bring out one's personal best when I worked alongside you in 2002. For the past 17 years your positive influence has continued to resonate with me as a school teacher. I will miss everything about you - except your flatulence and me having to fuel your banana cake addiction! Thank you Boyley - you are a great man and an unforgettable friend. Lots of love and hugs to Sue, Jaxon & Holly. 'Breenie'
Marc and Allison Ware posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019Ian, you were such a positive and influential person in our lives who will be eternally missed by all. We loved your enthusiasm for life, family, friends and the great outdoors. We were so grateful that you chose to stay with us in Aix en Provence, France and inspire us with a legendary swim in the cold Mediterranean at Cassis that resulted in a bunch of Australians getting caught in a rip - who would have thought? Then we shared a little mountain biking experience in the shadow of Saint Victoire mountain in Provence - simply stunning. We will miss you mate, but will ride-on proudly in your honour. Love always, Marc, Allison and Harrison
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Kristian Nelson-Marshall posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019My thoughts are with Susan and the family, Ian was an integral part of Charlies Million$Mission challenge to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in 2016. Ian was a key fundraising participant as well as our virtual climber! He contributed to a wapping $1.4m of total funds raised for brain cancer research. I often think about Ian and Susan in Kangaroo Valley and on behalf of the Kili crew,he will never be forgotten for his contribution towards CBCF. Wishing you well Kristian Nelson-Marshall
Chris Hassell posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019Our deepest condolences to Sue, Jaxon, Holly and all Ian's family. We are sorry we won't be able to make it across from Perth, but we'll be thinking of you. Love Chris and John
Cameron Wall posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019We thoroughly enjoyed growing up as teenagers and beyond on The Spit at Middle Harbour with Digger. I was lucky enough to sail with him in 16's and will always remember how successful we were with him at the helm. RIP Digger see you on the other side. Cameron & Kaija Wall
Sue Heald posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ian, who was a kind, gentle and inspiring man who will be sadly missed by so many. Thinking of you all
Margaret Bowcher posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019Ian would bike into the school with Holly and Jaxon from home to bring them to their piano lessons - what a great dad. He loved music.
Sally posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019Sincere condolences to you Sue, Jaxon, Holly and family. Love surrounds you in this beautiful valley always. All our Love Sally Glyn Molly and Charlotte.
Jorge D Knijnik posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019Ian has always been and will always be an inspiration for my family and myself. On the professional level I have learned so much from our conversations around IT and HPE topics . His skills and knowledge were such an asset for both the teaching and the research I undertake on my academic duties. The resources he has created for my unit and my research are so good that i still use and will be using them for many years to come. Ian is also a great man and powerful human being. His smile, energy, positivity and his caring attitude towards life and other people have had and will continue to have a deep impact on my family. The Knijniks will always love and admire him very much. Ian will shine forever in our hearts and minds. All our love to the family.
Hindman Family posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019Sending you Sue,Jaxon,Holly & family all our love ❤️ The Hindman’s XO
Nick Miller posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019To Sue and family, I worked at Glengarry in 1995. If it wasn’t for Boyley’s love of paddling my Outdoor Ed teacher John Wild may never have known Ian and been able to secure a placement for me with Ian and the rest of the team at Glengarry. Ian was a role model. He took the time to teach me to be a better person and a better paddler. He introduced me to canoe polo at the pool in Nowra so I could work on my Rolls. Ian could climb rock walls with his scarpas that I only dared to attempt with proper rock climbing shoes. His gentle voice was a calming influence. My time at Glengarry was probably the best year of my life as a single person and Ian was a big part of that. I remember the little house you and Sue shared on campus and the day you rescued the Joey and put it in the pillow case. Sorry I can’t make it to say farewell in person mate. I will donate in your honour. Paddle far, paddle long, your spirit will be forever strong. Nick
Ann Kilpatrick posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019A late bloomer, I didn't attend university in Calgary until age 24 - and I started out feeling VERY much out of my element. I was married and still had one foot in the working world, co-managing a business, not exactly a carefree young student. So there I was in Geography 101 for the first few weeks, sitting next to this clean-cut, good-looking quiet guy, who patiently listened to me nervously chatting away, muttering the occasional 'yay-uh' and grinning as I blathered away. As time went by, I did less blathering & more listening, and the patient, always-grinning Ian and I became fast friends, both deeply intrigued by people, life, and willing to discuss every topic under the sun. His open-mindedness was refreshing and he was always a respectful participant in the conversation, more than willing to learn from another's viewpoint. I had many dinners at my house where Ian fit right in with the eclectic bunch that I collected over the next few years. Always compassionate, and always a gentleman. A very good man. I was permanently affected by his single-minded and fearless drive to try new things and meet new people, with whom he always got along with famously. And as long as it involved moving and he was having fun, no activity was ruled out, even for this rough & tumble sportsman. I remember him eagerly joining up with the Faculty of Dance's yearly 'Dance Montage', which he thoroughly enjoyed and loved to talk about. I must admit that I envied his ability to just 'Go for it!' But that was just who Ian was. I never forgot his inspiring enthusiasm and often referred back to it in my own life. Over the years we kept in touch, first in sporadic letters and then moreso when FB arrived. When Ian first told me of his illness, I was shocked and saddened that someone as positive and physically active would have to go through such a struggle. But in typical Ian fashion, he once again gathered his considerable resources and 'went for it', giving it everything he had. And in his wellness journey, I believe that he achieved even greater heights of joy and wisdom through walking a new and most challenging path with his family, his friends, and ultimately himself. Sue, Jaxon, Holly - you were blessed with a husband and father who humbly recognized and acted upon his ability to always be better. I know you will miss him terribly, and I am sending so much healing light to you. I wish I could have seen you one more time, Ian, but somehow I still feel that you are still all around us, grinning - and we will meet again. I still have your Smiley button and Kloee will always wear your Muppets t-shirt with pride. Thank you for showing us all how to wring the most out of this life. Ann Kilpatrick and Kloee Huberdeau Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Sarangi posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019I was an exchange student at the University of Sydney in 2014, and took a course that was taught by Ian. Together with him and the class we went on a hike in Royal National Park and the Blue Mountains. His daughter joined us on the trip to the Blue Mountains. I learned a lot from Ian, that I still apply to my life : to stand still for a moment a take a deep breath, when life gets busy and stressful. And to enjoy the simple things in life. I always followed Ian’s Facebook updates, and I am so sad to learn that he has passed away. I hope that he will rest in peace.
Dana Stevenson Smith posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019Sue, Jaxon and Holly, Although we have never met, I was a good friend of your husband and Dad’s in the 80’s. We lived together in Red Deer and had many adventures. My roommate, Cindy and I had a very fun trip to California, and we met up with your Dad there, as he was working in Los Angeles at the time. I want you to know, Ian was the most positive, fun individual and I loved his friendship! Neil came later to Canada and we created life long bonds, that never wavered. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Ian. My heart is so sad for all of you. I pray in time, the memories, will become a strong base you can rely on for comfort. Your Canadian friends, Dana and Brian Smith. Leduc, Alberta Canada .
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