Ian Richard McCutcheon passed away at the age of 67 on October 18, 2022, after a long courageous battle with cancer. As he wished, Ian passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife Carol by his side and knowing how loved he was by his family.
Ian is survived by his wife Carol Zehr-McCutcheon, daughter Tanny Squires (Dean) of Calgary, Alberta, sister Nancy McCutcheon, niece Mary DeCaire, nephew Gregory DeCaire of Toronto, Ontario, and brother Neil McCutcheon of Duncan, B.C.
Ian was born on December 15, 1954, and raised in Scarborough and Thornhill, Ontario, by his parents the late Donald and Margaret (Peg) McCutcheon. Growing up, Ian loved spending every summer at their cottage on Big Clear Lake in Arden, Ontario, where he honed his skills as a top-notch fisherman which supplied the family with many wonderful dinners!
In the late 1970’s Ian moved to the Calgary area, bringing his eternal love for the Toronto Maple Leafs with him. It was in Okotoks where Ian met the love of his life, Carol. They remained in Okotoks for a few years, and then the family resided in Calgary for 20 years.
In 2005, Ian and Carol moved to the Castlegar area to enjoy a more peaceful and slower paced life. Ian was a concrete finisher by trade and was known as an overall handyman who could fix or build anything! Ian’s heart and the love shared between him and his family was as big as the mountains that surround them.
Ian absolutely loved dogs and was a wonderful, proud Dad and Papa to all of the McCutcheon & Squires dogs throughout the years, which brought him great joy. Ian leaves behind Chloe and Koda, who miss him very much.
The family would like to thank Dr. Tucker, the Kootenay Lake Hospital Oncology unit, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Coleshill, Dr. Boyd, Dr. Vance, Castlegar Home and Community Care, and a special thank you to his wonderful nurse Kelly for all of their compassionate care.
Per Ian’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation (Oncology Unit) or the West Kootenay SPCA.