Ian Rennie passed away February 13, 2018 and is survived by his wife Edna, of 65 years, two daughters Dianne (David), Marlene (Richard); four grandchildren: Carly, Amy, Megan, Ian; one great grandchild Willa, many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his mother and father and three sisters.
Ian was born in Edmonton, AB. At the age of 18 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1941 and worked as a Radio Telegrapher and after WW2 graduated from Radio School. He joined Trans Canada Airlines in 1946, as a Radio Operator, and in 1957 Pacific Western Airlines working in various cities in Western Canada as Sales and Operations Manager. He was transferred to Kelowna in 1969 and retired in 1984 – an aviation career that spanned 40 years.
Ian’s passions aside from aviation was singing in quartets and choruses. He was an active member of the Barbershop Society (SPEBSQSA) for 60 years. He was a long-time member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club and an avid Curler.
Ian served his community in a number of roles – Volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society, instrumental in promoting the Ambassador program at the Kelowna Airport and was a dedicated Ambassador for 16 years. He was a member of the Kelowna Naval Veteran’s Association, Ian always said – “Singing is Life the Rest is Just Details.”
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made a Charity of your choice.
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Service: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
The service for RENNIE, Ian Charles is scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.