Ian Gerald Lightfoot
Jan. 23, 1954 – June 24, 2013
Ian will be remembered for his commitment to maintaining friendships, his mostly gentle but sometimes wicked sense of humour, and his intelligence, which was not always fully recognized. Except for his birth in Alert Bay and the years he lived on the mainland attending UBC and BCIT, Ian lived most of the remainder of his life in Campbell River. He earned his accounting designation (CMA) in 1990.
Ian especially enjoyed outdoor pursuits such as fishing, hunting and boating, but he also had a powerful golf swing and liked puttering in his workshop. He had a wide circle of friends from his school years, employment (Controller at both Mt. Washington Ski Resort and Fresh Water Marina) and recreational activities, so he will be missed by many people.
Ian bore his many health problems (cancer, Parkinson’s disease, among others) with dignity, and tried hard not to have them interfere with his enjoyment of life.
Predeceased by his father Art (2008), Ian is survived by his mother Carola, wife Claire, brothers Allan (Ann) of Victoria, Roy (Ruth) of Richmond, Wes (Janet) of Vernon, brother-in-law Craig (Susan) Tallman of Ontario, cousin Jack Clark (Campbell River), 8 nieces & nephews and numerous other relatives.
The Lightfoot Family is extremely grateful for the kindness and support shown from friends and from the staff of the local Palliative Care Program, especially in Ian’s final few weeks. Donations made in Ian’s name to the Campbell River Hospice Society would be gratefully appreciated.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday July 6th at 1 p.m. at the Campbell River Community Centre with reception to follow.