With broken hearts we announce the passing of Iain on April 20, 2018. He will be loved and missed by his wife of 37 years, Sharon; children, Sean (Samantha) and Dana; mother, Oonagh; brothers, Eric (Judy), and Mark (Sherry); nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was predeceased by his father, Samuel, in 1993.
Iain was born in Liberia and immigrated to Canada in 1967. He lived briefly in Toronto before the family settled in the Red Lake District of Northwestern Ontario, the perfect place for a boy who loved the outdoors, scouting, and all sports. After high school Iain went on to study Economics at the University of Manitoba where he earned a BA in 1983, while also playing varsity football for the Bisons. Iain was drafted by the BC Lions, but a knee injury ended his professional football aspirations. Iain and Sharon married in Winnipeg in October 1980. Iain had a passion for cars and worked for General Motors Corp. between 1983 and 1991. Iain and Sharon were delighted by the arrivals of their children in 1986 and 1989. In 1991 Iain, Sharon, Eric, and Judy fulfilled their ambition to create a family business and started Bunches Flower Company. Their first store was downtown in the old Eaton’s Centre (now City Centre west). They currently have 5 locations serving Edmonton, along with their fantastic, supportive team.
We would like to thank the staff at U of A Neurology ICU for their excellent and compassionate care; Dr. Stephens and Dr. Findlay; and nurses, Kelly, Jackie, Todd and many other support staff.
Memorial donations in Iain’s honour may be made directly to Kids Kottage http://www.kidskottage.org or the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation https://www.stollerykids.com
A Celebration of Iain’s Life will be held on Saturday.