June 11, 1921 – Castor, AB
August 4, 2014 – Calgary, AB
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Ian Hamilton Fowler on August 4, 2014 at the age of 93 years.
Ian spent his youth in Brooks, Alberta where he earned his King Scout. During WWII, Ian was a Flight Lieutenant navigating a small mosquito plane until he was shot down and became a Prisoner of War. Upon returning to Canada, he married Dorothy and proceeded to study and graduate from the University of Alberta with Distinction in Chemical Engineering. Spanning 37 years, he had a diverse and exciting career with Imperial Oil. Work opportunities took him to Montreal, Edmonton, Dartmouth, Regina and Calgary. As well, there were international postings in Argentina, Uruguay and Asia. He loved to hike, cross country ski and garden. Ian was president of the Esso Annuitants in Calgary and was active with the POW and Air Crew Associations in Calgary. He enjoyed the arts, playing bridge, bowling and reading. Ian was an active member of the United Church of Canada. He and Dorothy travelled the world, danced, and made many friends. He gave the best hugs, always had an encouraging word and truly cared for those around him.
He is survived by his daughter Carlann Thomas, son-in-law Gary Thomas, grandchildren Neil and Heather and nephew Greg Madsen (Suzie) of Vancouver. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of almost 68 years, Dorothy Martina (nee Pemberton).
A Memorial Service will be held at McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca Street S.E.) on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross Society, Southern Alberta Region, 2nd Floor, 1305 – 11st Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 3P6, Telephone: (403) 541-6100, www.redcross.ca .
In living memory of Ian Fowler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences