March 14, 1952 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK – Died September 19, 2013 in
Mississauga, suddenly of a heart attack.
is survived by his wife Susan, daughter Heather, son John Angus, mother
Margery, and brother John. Ian was predeceased by his father Elton
Ernest (Ernie) Munro, on 24th December 2000, a WWII British 8th Army
veteran, who served post-war in the RCAF and The Department of External
his early teen years Ian was involved with the Royal Canadian Air
Cadets: first as a Cadet WOI for 173 Squadron in Trenton, than as a
Captain at 51 Ottawa Optimist Squadron and finally as a Director of the
Ontario Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada, where he
was an enthusiastic supporter of the glider program. His gaining a full
pilot’s licence at the age of 17 is testament to his love of flying.
over three decades he was a member of Clans and Scottish Societies of
Canada and Clan Munro Association of Canada, and was the Chair and
President of each respectively at the time of his death. For this work,
Ian was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal this year.
He was also a snare drummer in various pipe bands most notably the
Kemptville Legion Pipe Band.
Since the 1970s, Ian was a member of the Ottawa Optimist Club, the Air
Force Association of Canada and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
was an expert on security matters and worked for many years in that
capacity with the federal government for the National Museums of Canada
and later in the Ontario Public Service.
There is to be no visitation or funeral. There will be a memorial
service to celebrate Ian's life on Saturday, October 5th, in Ian's
parish, Saint Thomas à Becket Anglican Church, in Mississauga, at 1
o’clock in the afternoon. There will also be a memorial service in
Ottawa, Saturday November 9th. In lieu of flowers please make donations
to The Arthritis Society and The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
Everyone who knew Ian appreciated and loved his great wit, his kind
heart, his superb sense of humour, his care for his family and friends,
his constant stories alongside a heartfelt dedication to his community,
cadets and all things Scottish and Canadian.
Ian would say, “Slàinte maith, h-uile latha, na chi ‘snach fhaic! (Good
health every day, whether I see you or not!)”
eternal grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him.
May his soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of
God, rest in peace. Amen.