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Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre

14831 28th Ave, Surrey, BC

OBITUARY

Ian Ronald Joseph Threlkeld

26 December, 19718 May, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of Ian. Ian was born in Cranbrook, BC and died in Maple Ridge, BC. He is survived by his loving parents, Ron and Ann, sister Paula (Mike), his faithful dog Oliver and extended family and many friends. Ian was a very caring and compassionate man. He was an accomplished photographer and always had a camera by his side or in his hand. Many of his pictures hang in our home along many he posted to the internet. Ian always loved being outdoors. He loved to ski; starting at the age of six at Whitewater when we lived in Nelson, then at Silver Star and Big White when we moved to Vernon. He loved to hike; at the age of 15, he and his Dad enjoyed the great experience of hiking the West Coast Trail together. He loved camping, (especially at the spots where he could fish). And he loved to walk with Oliver, his dog, on the dykes in Maple Ridge. We have many beautiful photos taken by Ian from these walks. He also loved working with us on our Pender Island retreat. At the end of those days of work, he would jump into the ocean for a very cold swim to cool off! Ian enjoyed his career with BC Hydro and more recently driving transport truck through British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, at times a particularly challenging task given the winter conditions in the mountain passes. Ian will be greatly missed.

Services

  • A Celebration of Ian's life will be held at a later date

Memories

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Rod and Debbie Byrnell

May 31, 2020

Ann and Ron

Deb and I were saddened to hear of the loss of Ian. I always enjoyed working with Ian. We want you to know that our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

Jim Greenwell

May 27, 2020

I would like to share my condolences with Ian's family and friends. I remember Ian from his days at BC Hydro. Ron and family, my thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Lonnie Vaksdal

May 26, 2020

Ann and Ron
Please accept our condolences on the loss of Ian. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Lonnie and Cathy Vaksdal

Brian Hynes

May 25, 2020

Ann,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son Ian. We last spoke on the BC ferry on your way to your Island retreat.

Again we are so sorry for your loss.

Brian Hynes
(VPD - CLEU)

Dan Giesbrecht

May 25, 2020

To the Threlkeld Family

My deepest condolences to your family. I have had the pleasure of having many conversations with Ian over the years and I always found him to be a gentle person and I’m certain that he will be loved and missed.
Dan Giesbrecht

Chris Carlsen

May 25, 2020

My deepest condolences on the passing of Ian. He was an amazing photographer and I loved to see his beautiful work. He was a special person. May he Rest in Peace.
Chris Carlsen

Carole Hobson

May 25, 2020

I am so saddened to hear of Ian’s passing...we were co-workers in Customer Service at BC Hydro in the 90’s....I have nothing but great memories of him....always flashing that beautiful smile. To Ron & family, my sincere condolences. May he Rest In Peace.

Stan and Elise Shepherd

May 25, 2020

Ron and Ann,
We were very saddened to hear of Ian's passing and send you our most sincere condolences. Although we didn't know Ian, we know that he was loved and will be terribly missed by you and your family.
Stan & Elise

Debra Morris

May 25, 2020

Ron and Ann,
My sincere condolences for your loss.
Deb Morris

Nancy Adams

May 25, 2020

I worked with Ian in the 1990's at BC Hydro. I was his work leader in customer service for a time - and I must say we were at loggerheads many a time over how things should be done. Regardless, we had a good working relationship; Ian had that beautiful mischievous smile that was infectious and no friction between us lasted too long before he hit me with that smile - and all was forgiven. I am attaching a picture from the mid-90's at the Surrey LMS office - you will see Ian at the end in a Santa hat. I am not in the picture but I am sure everyone in the picture would be fine with the posting. My deepest sympathy to Ian's mom and dad, and sister - may you find peace and comfort from your many family memories.

FROM THE FAMILY