May 26, 1982 – 0ctober 27, 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Ian Smith announces the sudden passing of their beloved son, brother and uncle in Calgary. He is survived by his parents, Dave and Molly Smith, his sister, Sarah and brother-in-law, David, his brother, Chris and sister-in-law, Sarah, and nephews, Simon, Tobias and Jacob. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in his extended family.
Ian had many talents and interests, among them sciences, mathematics, computer programming, cooking and music. He was a skilled outdoors person, adept at skiing, climbing, paddling, hiking, fishing and camping. He had an enquiring mind, enjoyed life and being with people and in turn was always fun to be around. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. With his passing, a bright light has disappeared from this world.
After the mountains, Ian’s greatest passion was music. He began taking violin lessons at five and continued these through secondary school and into university. He played in many local festivals and musical events. In Calgary, he became a member of the University of Calgary Orchestra, performed solo and in duets and trios and taught lessons. In recognition of his accomplishments as a violinist and the large part that music played in his life, the family has established a memorial fund in his name. The Osprey Community Foundation will administer the fund, which will provide bursaries to local students studying classical music. For more information, please contact the Osprey Community Foundation at 250-352-3643 or visit the website:
The family wishes to extend its thanks and deep appreciation to the many people who supported us in this very difficult time.