Ian Alexander Sheppard
February 21, 1944 ~ August 5, 2010
Ian passed away at the NRGH Palliative Care Unit after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
He is predeceased by his father Charles, mother Joyce and brother Norman. He is survived by his brother Chris, his two sons Mike (Sacha) and Les (Jennifer) and his two grandchildren Jade and Dylan. Ian is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Ian Sheppard was born in London, England during the great Battle of Britain. After the war his parents immigrated to Canada and settled in Ocean Falls, B.C. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1963 and served on the HMCS Sussexvale. Ian joined BC Ferries in 1976 where he served for 28 years until his retirement in 2004. He was a loyal member of the Gabriola Golf Club where he had many friends and will be missed dearly.
Ian was a straight forward man who had time for anyone who had time for him. He was a loving father and grandfather and his memory will live on in our hearts and minds.
We miss you Dad.