View Full Version : Our dear friend Ian Marchuk passed over the bar yesterday...

08-21-2017, 09:48 PM
This is what his wife Erna says: "it's with a heavy heart that I share this news: my husband Ian Marchuk passed away suddenly yesterday of an apparent heart attack. We were just planning on getting a bigger boat to explore the West Coast. What a memorable 27 year journey we have had together."

Both Ian and Erna were/are my dear friends. They were always my home-away-from-home when I traveled Al-Can highway. Ian was an amazing friend. I'm so sorry.

My my deepest condolences to Erna and their children.

The Bigfella
08-21-2017, 09:50 PM
Damn. Best wishes to Erna

jack grebe
08-21-2017, 10:05 PM
No words..........

08-21-2017, 10:08 PM
Sad news. Peace to his family.

David G
08-21-2017, 10:08 PM

Too much of this going on lately. Everyone just needs to knock this chit off!

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
08-21-2017, 10:12 PM
Sad news.
My condolences as well to his family & friends.

Glen Longino
08-21-2017, 10:24 PM
dammit...this is so sad!
He was always one of the real gentlemen around here and will be missed.
Best wishes to his family and friends...sniff.

08-21-2017, 11:07 PM
Condolences to friends and loved ones. Another man down.

08-21-2017, 11:11 PM
Very sad news, our condolences To Erna and the family.

Keith Wilson
08-21-2017, 11:17 PM
Very sorry to hear it. Condolences to to his family and friends.

jack grebe
08-21-2017, 11:22 PM
A little ironic.......

His last post was in support of Larry........

All the best to friends and family.

08-22-2017, 02:39 AM
Scot, will you please give this a sticky. Ian had many friends here and on the topside.


08-22-2017, 05:55 AM
Well, that is not nice news to greet me this morning. Ian & I have shared many e-mail conversations over the years, which were always enjoyable, informative, and funny. He was, in my experience, a very nice man. My condolences to his family and loved ones. Fair winds, Ian...

08-22-2017, 06:10 AM
My condolences To Erna and the family.

Ian McColgin
08-22-2017, 06:10 AM

08-22-2017, 06:29 AM
Fair winds, Ian. Say hi to the mob on the other side for us. You'll be sadly missed, but we'll get there soon enough.

C. Ross
08-22-2017, 06:34 AM
Sad news. Condolences to his family and friends.

Flying Orca
08-22-2017, 07:13 AM
Very sorry to hear this - I'll be thinking of his friends and family.

Lew Barrett
08-22-2017, 08:42 AM
Sand and very shocking news. Sincere condolences to Erna, their children and family.

08-22-2017, 08:43 AM
Very sad news. My best to all the family.

08-22-2017, 08:55 AM

Vince Brennan
08-22-2017, 09:28 AM
Sand and very shocking news. Sincere condolences to Erna, their children and family.

Wot he said. Damn. We're losing the good ones....

08-22-2017, 09:34 AM
Very sad news.

My condolences and sympathies to all the family.

It is with a heavy heart that I write that, having learnt that a very close family friend, Colin, passed away this morning.

Joe (SoCal)
08-22-2017, 09:35 AM
Sorry for your troubles Spin :( Condolences to his family.

bob winter
08-22-2017, 09:39 AM
My condolences, passed too young.

John of Phoenix
08-22-2017, 09:41 AM
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.

Condolences to family and friends.

08-22-2017, 11:30 AM
So sorry to hear this, condolences to all who loved him.

John Meachen
08-22-2017, 02:26 PM
Condolences to Ian's family and friends.Another good guy taken from us.

Harry Miller
08-22-2017, 02:45 PM
Too sad. Condolences to family and friends.

08-22-2017, 05:17 PM
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Duncan Gibbs
08-22-2017, 05:26 PM
Condolences to Ian's family and friends and particularly Erna.

A great designer of small boats has sailed away all too soon! :(

08-23-2017, 05:16 AM
Condolences from Florida to his family and friends. :(


08-24-2017, 01:55 AM
Alexander Ian Campbell Marchuk - August 24, 1949 - August 20, 2017

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband and father Alexander Ian Campbell Marchuk, age 67, at his home in Dawson Creek, B.C. on August 20, 2017.

He leaves his beloved wife Erna Goertzen of 27 years. They were married in Vancouver on July 28, 1990. He leaves his greatly cherished children; daughter Sarah (Daryn) and grand-children Lotus and Rowan; daughter Naomi and son Aaron.

Ian was born on August 24, 1949, in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Muriel and his brother Peter at age 11. He will be missed by his large family (Erna) and many friends.

Celebration of Life - August 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm, officiating by Pastor Terry Hagen at St. James Presbyterian Church at 1501 - 108 Avenue, Dawson Creek. A reception will take place following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ark Christian Youth Centre, 219 Road, Dawson Creek, B.C. V0C 2C0


08-24-2017, 03:53 AM
Rest in peace, Ian.

S.V. Airlie
08-24-2017, 09:33 AM
Very little to add here, everyone was spot on and I couldn't say in any of the messages, already posted, any better. So sorry and fair winds!

Vince Brennan
08-24-2017, 11:39 AM
Doubly heartbreaking this happened so close to his birthday, which is announced on today's listings.

Ian will REALLY be missed!