Ian Addinall

December 31st, 2020

September 14, 1951 - December 31, 2020

It is with heaviest of hearts that we have to say good-bye to our beloved brother, uncle, granpa, dad and remarkable friend. Ian passed away from Heart Failure on New Years Eve. He was born in York, Yorkshire, England immigrating to Canada with his family in 1965. He was very well known for his work with youth and young adults in the Lethbridge area. Throughout the years he worked with The Young Offenders Centre, McMann Youth Services and most recently with Peak Support Services. He is lovingly remembered by his grandson,ward by choice Echo Adams; his loving sisters, Christine (George) Dunn and Gillian (KP) Capewell; his nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews all of whom will miss his supportive words of wisdom and love. Ian was well known for his card writings and those cards will be cherished and re-read over the years to come. Always one to try and find good in a bad situation Ian donated his corneas in hopes of helping someone benefit from this tragedy. He was pre-deceased by his much loved mum, Muriel (1974);  niece, Kelly Capewell (1991); nephew, Lyle Scott Madge (2009); and most recently his awesome dad, Thomas (2018). Due to covid  we are figuring out a safe way for people to Celebrate Ian's life. A Private Family Internment will be in late spring early summer at Queens Park Cemetery in Calgary with his Mum and Dad as per his wishes.  Loved and Remembered forever and a day Your Loving Family. In lieu of flowers Please show your support for Stars or Halo Air Ambulance. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca

Messages:

I'm so sorry to hear about Ian's passing away. What an incredible nice man he was, with a big heart to help many. I helped him out with computers over the years & he passed on that help to others freely & that was such a joy to me. My sincere condolences to his family & close friends. Barb, "The Computer Lady"

We are so sad to find out about the passing of Ian. We met Ian a couple of times through George and Chris Dunn. He was a loving grampa and brother and we are deeply sorry for your loss. His love for others showed through to everyone who met him.

So very sorry for your loss, our hearts go out to all of you. If there is anything we can do to help you, please let us know. Hugs.

I was blessed to have Ian as a coworker at Peak and further blessed to receive positive and encouraging text messages after my retirement. Ian was respectful of and respected by everyone at Peak. I will always remember him as a thoughtful, kind, and gentle person with a great sense of humour. He often spoke of “my boy Echo” with love and pride. My sincerest condolences to Echo and the remainder of Ian’s family. Rest In Peace Ian, you will be very missed.

My husband,Tom and I worked with Ian directly or indirectly dating back to 1979. First at Sifton directly and indirectly throughout the numerous agencies he was associated with over the years. We shocked and saddened to read of his passing, please accept your deepest condolences. Fond memories of sharing coffee and a smoke planning ,debriefing and just having a good laugh. Rest In Peace until we meet again.

My husband,Tom and I worked with Ian directly or indirectly dating back to 1979. First at Sifton directly and indirectly throughout the numerous agencies he was associated with over the years. We shocked and saddened to read of his passing, please accept your deepest condolences. Fond memories of sharing coffee and a smoke planning ,debriefing and just having a good laugh. Rest In Peace until we meet again.

I can’t believe this is real. My heart goes out to those reading this. Ian made my day constantly. He was so fun to see at Peak; always made sure to take his time to have a real conversation with you. I appreciated him so much! When I would bump into him somewhere and he always talked about spending time with “MY BOY!”, as he always put it. God damn he will be missed. I send you all my love and I know he’s sending you all his love right now. Take care of yourselves. I can only imagine how hard this is. Thank you for sharing Ian with me. - Zac

I met Ian when Echo was a student in my Fourth Grade class. He was a very personable, kind, and caring man who loved Echo dearly. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Sending my love and condolences to Ian's family at this time hecwas a great support work at my day program and will be dearly missed by all who new him. I was so sad when I found out but know within my heart he wouldn't want me to be sad and to keep moving forward in life. From melody Scout.

Had the pleasure of working with Ian & seeing him at Coalhurst Elementary on a daily basis. Heartfelt Sympathies to Echo & the family

So sorry for the sad loss of Ian. Our condolences and prayers to you all.

To Gillian and family, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your brother, Ian.

I’m so sad to find out about the passing of Ian. I worked at McMan Youth as Admin Assistant in Picture Butte when they had a group home there. That is where I met Ian. He was a caring person and had a great rapport with the kids. He was a calm influence for them. Loved the old Jag he drove. My condolences to his family and friends.

I had the pleasure of working with Ian. He was always so positive and excited about everything he did. He put 100% of himself into anything important to him. He’d get a huge smile and a sparkle in his eye when he’d talk about his little guy. I’d like to send sincere condolences to his family. He will be missed!

I'm so sorry about Ian he was so good friend and understand a person everyone like him a lot and he likes to help people out also. Yes he will be miss a lot good-bye Ian you will be missed.

lan was a great lad and did a lot of good work to help those in need always there to lend a helping hand, and gave sound advice to all who needed it. Ian will be sadly missed by family and the many friend's he's left behind. Rest in peace Ian although far away in heaven l will miss our face time laughs together. God bless you Uncle Don xx.

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