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HOLMES, Ian Gordon

1949 – 2022

It is with a heavy heart that Vicky says goodbye to her husband Ian Gordon Holmes, who passed away July 10, 2022, in Kelowna, BC. Ian was born in Calgary, AB on May 27, 1949. Ian obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Calgary and worked in the Oil & Gas Industry as a Professional Geologist; he was a lifetime member of APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta).

Ian lived in Calgary for 53 years. In 2002, Ian & Vicky moved to an acreage in DeWinton, AB, then in 2012, they moved to Kelowna. Ian had the good fortune to enjoy many wonderful vacations in his lifetime. His favourite pastime was Fly Fishing. Ian was a lifelong member of the Calgary English Springer Spaniel Club and chaired, co-chaired, and assistant-chaired 3 Canadian National Spaniel Field Trial Championships. Ian also enjoyed golf and, in later years, curling.

Ian persevered through many health challenges: 3 strokes; 4 heart attacks; quadruple bypass surgery; spiral fracture of his tibia and fibula; and, the most trying, being pretty much totally blind during the last number of years.

Ian is survived by his loving wife, Vicky; daughter Breanne and granddaughters Teagan & Emily; son Brad; stepson Billy and grandsons Ty & Q; as well as his sisters Linda & Janice, and his brother Stu – and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Helen & Norm, as well as his 7 beloved English Springer Spaniels.

There will be no service by request.

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