Ian (Scottie) Wilson McQueen of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at the age of 91 years.
Ian was born in Stonehaven, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1920 with his father John, his mother Mary and his brothers Ray and Herb. The family eventually settled in Calgary. Ian married the love of his life, Beatrice Williams, on June 25, 1940 in Calgary and they had two sons Richard and Ralph. Ian started work at thirteen years of age, working at the Alberta Box Factory for ten years, until he took a welding course. He worked as a welder for West Steel and Demers and Chisholm until his retirement. Ian joined the Calgary Highlanders at twenty-nine years of age and went overseas, where he was a member of the forces that liberated Holland. Ian held a number of interests which included a love of fishing and duck hunting when young. He loved reading and was a very talented cook, silversmith and wood carver. Ian was an avid sports fan who loved the Calgary Flames. Ian and Beatrice were also long time Stampeder football season ticket holders. Ian was a long term member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 1.and also played the snare drum in the Calgary Highlanders pipe band. Ian was a devoted family man with an easy smile who was proud to return to Doetinchem, Holland, in May 1995, as part of their tribute to the Canadian soldiers who joined in the city’s liberation.
Ian is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law Ralph and Linda McQueen and Richard McQueen (Sandra); three grandchildren Corey (Patty), Donna (Randy) and Todd all of Calgary; great-grandchildren Caitlynn, Breanne and Jason. Ian is also survived by his ten other great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brothers and sisters-in-law Donald (Max) and Doreen McQueen, Jimmy and Linda McQueen, Wilson (Wick) McQueen and by numerous nephews and nieces. Ian was predeceased by his first wife Beatrice (mother of Ralph and Richard), Virginia, Katherine; brothers George, Raymond, Freddie, Herb, Douglas, Dennis, Angus, Billie and Allister; and by his sisters May and Louise.
Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.)on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 10.30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to thank everyone at the Brentwood Care Centre for their excellent care and attention towards Ian.
In living memory of Ian McQueen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences