SHEPELWIK, Ian Alexander
September 26 1977 - February 13 2021
With sadness and great sorrow we announce the sudden passing at the age 43 of lan Shepelwik of Barrhead, formally of Swan Hills.
lan is survived by and truly missed by the love of his life, Meghan Johnson, partner for 25 years. Ian’s parents, Don & Marg Shepelwik; brother, Jerry (Gina); sister, Rhonda (Chad Melby); inlaws, Bernie & Ken Lockart, Devin & Marilyn McCelland, Maureen Johnson, Jill Huff. Ian’s nieces and nephews, Isabel & Dylan Melby, Hunter & Kamryn Shepelwik, Mathew & Mason McCelland, Sean, Leah & Mya Huff; aunts and uncles, Chuchie Joan Dwyer, Chuchie Loretta & uncle Goldie Durrant, uncle Lorrance Shepelwik & aunty Janet, aunty Darlene Steidel, uncle John & Marg Tokar, uncle Val & aunty Mel Clift; numerous cousins and friends, and his dog, Lucy.
lan was predeceased by his grandparents, Ted & Vi Steidel, Alex & Mary Shepelwik, uncle Mark Steidel, uncle Tim Dwyer, cousin Trina & Rumor Dwyer, great uncle Bill Tokar, great uncle John & aunty Anne Tokar, and lan and Meghan’s dog, lvy.
Ian’s life was filled with work and play. He worked in the oilfield mostly on service rigs and also welded when work slowed down in the patch. His laugh and sharp wit and get er done attitude will be remembered by everyone that knew him. lan’s play was filled with camping, hunting and fishing. His favorite hobby in the past few years was making moonshine and riding his Harley. lan loved family get-togethers and hanging out at the cabin with Meghan and their dog Lucy.
Traveling and holidaying with Meghan to various places like Cuba, Costa Rica and Jamaica and Nova Scotia was something he always talked about. lan always had a story about the places they went and how much fun they had.
His greatest attribute to everyone was his huge heart and special kindness. His family and friends could always count on him when they needed a helping hand or companionship. He would always be there with that big smile and positive attitude and a gentle but powerful hug.
IAN, YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke foundation or charity of one’s choice
Arrangements entrusted to Scott Green of Rose Garden Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at rosegardenchapel.com