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Ian Alexander Shepelwik

September 26, 1977February 13, 2021

With sadness and great sorrow we announce the sudden passing at the age 43 of lan Shepelwik of Barrhead, formally of Swan Hills. lan is survived by and truly missed by the love of his life, Meghan Johnson, partner for 25 years. Ian’s parents, Don & Marg Shepelwik; brother, Jerry (Gina); sister, Rhonda (Chad Melby); inlaws, Bernie & Ken Lockart, Devin & Marilyn McCelland, Maureen Johnson, Jill Huff. Ian’s nieces and nephews, Isabel & Dylan Melby, Hunter & Kamryn Shepelwik, Mathew & Mason McCelland, Sean, Leah & Mya Huff; aunts and uncles, Chuchie Joan Dwyer, Chuchie Loretta & uncle Goldie Durrant, uncle Lorrance Shepelwik & aunty Janet, aunty Darlene Steidel, uncle John & Marg Tokar, uncle Val & aunty Mel Clift; numerous cousins and friends, and his dog, Lucy. lan was predeceased by his grandparents, Ted & Vi Steidel, Alex & Mary Shepelwik, uncle Mark Steidel, uncle Tim Dwyer, cousin Trina & Rumor Dwyer, great uncle Bill Tokar, great uncle John & aunty Anne Tokar, and lan and Meghan’s dog, lvy. Ian’s life was filled with work and play. He worked in the oilfield mostly on service rigs and also welded when work slowed down in the patch. His laugh and sharp wit and get er done attitude will be remembered by everyone that knew him. lan's play was filled with camping, hunting and fishing. His favorite hobby in the past few years was making moonshine and riding his Harley. lan loved family get-togethers and hanging out at the cabin with Meghan and their dog Lucy.

Traveling and holidaying with Meghan to various places like Cuba, Costa Rica and Jamaica and Nova Scotia was something he always talked about. lan always had a story about the places they went and how much fun they had. His greatest attribute to everyone was his huge heart and special kindness. His family and friends could always count on him when they needed a helping hand or companionship. He would always be there with that big smile and positive attitude and a gentle but powerful hug

IAN, YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke foundation or charity of one’s choice

Arrangements entrusted to Scott Green of Rose Garden Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made at rosegardenchapel.com

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Nova Long

March 1, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I haven’t talked to Ian for years but he holds a special place in my heart and memories. He was a great person and will be missed.
All my thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family.

Eleonore Loitz

February 26, 2021

My deepest sympathies to you Meghan on the loss of Ian...A young life gone way too soon...With heartfelt condolences. Eleonore Loitz

Gord Benedict

February 23, 2021

NY heart is broken from your loss -

Bobbi Gray

February 23, 2021

Sending thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to Ian’s family, friends and all who knew and loved Ian. Although the years have come and gone, I have similar memories already shared by my classmates of Ian during the time I lived in Swan Hills. A laugh that had a ripple effect on others, a wittiness that could cut the tension in a room and a spirit like no other, Ian loved the great outdoors, Alberta and was always up for an adventure (usually ending up at a house or bush party somewhere). You will be missed, Ian. RIP.

Amber Gotobed

February 23, 2021

A week ago I arrived at work and was told Ian had moved on; each day since I have checked for this goodbye. My hope was to see a happy picture showing Ian having a great time - this one seems perfect.

I don't have fun memories to share as we were only co-workers, but I really appreciated getting to know Ian more over the last few years. Our talks were always quick, but it was nice going from strangers to being able to chat about holidays, family, and just how one another's day was going.

Meghan, Mom & Dad, Brother, Sister and friends - I'm sorry for your broken hearts. I wish you strength each day as you move forward.
Ian - I hope your next life is beautiful....fast cars, lake days, and warm beaches.

Wayne and Pam Benson

February 22, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to you Marg and Don and your family. We trust that you will be surrounded and uplifted by love and support from friends and your community. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Angela Watt

February 22, 2021

Ian's laugh and sense of humor will never be forgotten. Deepest condolences to Ian's family and loved ones. Gone too soon, remembered always. Rest peacefully with grace Ian.

Tina Caouette

February 22, 2021

My heart hurts for you all my prayers and love go out to you.

Janet Amiot

February 22, 2021

Our thoughts and love go out to Megan and Ian’s family. Take care of each other through these times. Love you Megan.

Chris Lockhart

February 22, 2021

Ian was a great brother in law to me and Crystal. He was a great uncle to my kids. He will be missed. Heartfelt condolences to Megan and Ian’s parents & family.

FROM THE FAMILY