Obituary of W. J. Ian McAllister
McALLISTER: Peacefully, at his residence on Friday, April 15, 2022, William James Ian McAllister of Bayfield, formerly of Zurich, in his 90th year. Beloved husband for 64 years of Shirley Doreen (Patterson) McAllister. Loved father and father-in-law of Karen McAllister-Kenny and her husband Joseph Kenny (Thorold), Janet McAllister (London), John McAllister and his wife Patti Down (Zurich). Cherished grandpa of Matt McAllister (Lauren Doupe), Brett McAllister, Chris Kenny (Marcelina Ziemnicki) and Erin Kenny. Dear brother-in-law of Audrey Holme (Peterborough) and Ted Gordon (Cannington). Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his sister Jean Goff and brothers-in-law Glenn Goff and Derek Holme, sister-in-law Elaine Gordon and step-mother Jessie (Johnston) McAllister. Ian was born to James and Rossie (Broadfoot) McAllister, in Dr. Moir’s hospital at Rogerville on November 2, 1932. Ian was a proud graduate of the 1955 OAC class at University of Guelph, with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Along with farming, Ian was always involved with sports, travel, theatre, music and reading newspapers, as well as being involved with his community. He was on the Boards of Directors for Hay Mutual Insurance; Bayfield Mews; Hensall and St. Andrews United Churches; Blue Water Rest Home; Huron County Crop Improvement Association; he was Chair of the Hay Township History Book Committee, and was President of the local Provincial Riding for the Liberals. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with Visitation on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. The family requests that masks be worn. A Celebration of Ian’s Life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with The Rev. Doug Wright officiating. To view the previously recorded service please click this link https://youtu.be/hrM5xPvabjU . Private Family Interment at Baird’s Cemetery. A time of fellowship will immediately follow the service. If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to Canadian Food Grains Bank at foodgrainsbank.ca (PO Box 767, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2L4), would be appreciated by the family.