Our thoughts are with Ian’s family and friends, as we remember what a joy it has been knowing Ian for the past eight years. Ian was a volunteer with the Blind Society through which he became a close friend to my father, Stanley Rouse (who is blind). Every Friday for the past eight years, without missing a day, Ian visited Stan in friendship and support. Dad will miss him very much. Dad’s whole family came to know Ian and we always looked forward to seeing him when we visited from Canada. Ian’s selflessness, kindness and positive outlook on life was a comfort and an example to us all. His was a life to celebrate.
Sent by Michael on 03/22/2017
Ian taught me to windsurf in 1987 and 1988 when I worked at Wight Water during my summer holidays from Uni. Now 30 years on I still have, and will always have fond memories of those summers and how Ian introduced me to windsurfing and instructing which became my passion for the next ten years. My condolences to Jill, Ceri and all the family.
Sent by Martin on 03/17/2017
Ian was an extremely dedicated and loyal friend to our father, volunteering his time so that our Dad could function somewhat in a visual world. I will always remember Ian's kindness and willingness to help and to cycle with me. I was glad to have known him.
Sent by Fred on 03/08/2017