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ROTHERY – Ian M.P.

September 3, 1960 – December 13, 2009

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, coach, and friend, Ian, who left us too soon on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at the age of 49 years.

He leaves behind an extended family that already miss him beyond words. His legacy of love and kindness includes his wife of twenty-seven years, Josephine; his four children, Kimberly, Robin, Michelle, and Christian; and his grandson, Paul Jr. Also left to miss him are his brothers and sisters, Donna of Vancouver, BC, Barbara of Sylvan Lake, AB, Grahame, Adrian, both of Calgary, Terry of Wetaskiwin, AB, and Jennifer of Calgary. He will also be missed by his mother-in-law Marian of Camrose, AB; and his numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Ian joins his parents Eleanor and Albert; his oldest sister Doris; and his father-in-law Joseph. He will also be missed and mourned by many cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews, and friends within his community too numerous to count.

Ian spent the most recent years of his life working for CalTrax, where he only increased the circle of friends and colleagues who mourn his passing today. Beyond his family, Ian’s greatest passion was for hockey and passing along his knowledge and wisdom of the sport through coaching the next generation of athletes. It was a bright shining star in his life along with those he loved and cared about, and his dedication to all of the kids in his life, both on and off the ice, never wavered or dimmed. Ian’s generosity, selfless spirit and warmth drew many to him, and will be one of just many lasting memories those who loved him will carry forward. His big heart won over all that had the pleasure of knowing him, and will always be remembered as one of his many attributes, however his greatest gift to those who knew him, was that he was always there for you.

A Celebration of Ian’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ian Rothery, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Ian you were a great man and amazing hockey coach and good friend. You will be sadly missed. May God bless you and your family. Take care friend.

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  2. Sherry and Curtis Sinnott :

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. Both Curtis and I can only say in our sorrow how fortunate we were to cross each other’s paths. We will always remember Ian’s wonderful and happy spirit and see his smiling face. We will miss him dearly.

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  3. jennifer beevor :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Josie. Ian will be sadly missed. He was a great coach to Harley, we will all miss him deeply

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  4. Josie and family, our hearts go out to you at this time of great loss.

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  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Ian’s part in my life will be lasting as I miss my friend and mentor.

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  6. Josie, I was so shocked to hear of Ian’s passing. I am truly sorry for you and your families loss. Ian was always one of my favorites because of the way he was with the kids. He will be sadly missed and my prayers are with you at this time.

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  7. Joan (Young) Nelson :

    I was totally shocked to hear of Ian’s passing and I am very sorry for your loss. There are no words to say to make it better but please know my prayers and thoughts are with all of you during your time of sorrow.

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  8. Josie and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Ian’s dedication to his family and community was an example of how one person could benefit so many lives. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    love Cindy and Colton

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  9. bryan gallinger :

    RIP Ian you were a great coach for my first year of hockey. You taught me a lot. You will be missed

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