March 2, 2024

It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ian Foster in his 86th year.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Heather, daughter Wendy (John), son Dan (Melanie) and his granddaughters Marina and Fiona.  Also survived by his sister-in-law Carole (Jeff), Judy (Don) and Brother-in-Law David (Diane) and several nieces and nephews.

He spent many wonderful years at Brookwood Basketball, watching his kids play, timing and coaching and just being there to help.  The summers were spent at Versailles pool also timing and driving all the kids to meets.  He certainly loved to watch hockey and baseball and even went to the first subway series and saw a perfect game! He was also proud of the fact he had his name on the Stanley Cup!  Yup don’t tell anyone but after one of the Habs cup wins he was in the presence of the cup, which comes apart and he wrote his name on the inside!

Anyone who knew him well knew about his other mode….’Trailer Mode’. Every weekend no matter what, nothing could interfere with going to his trailer, including his daughter’s wedding.  He did give it up that weekend but never let her live it down.

In early years he was very active in the Masonic lodge, the Waverly chapter.  He spent his entire career in the printing industry and when he retired, he started working for Avis, he just loved driving. He knew the city like the back of his hand.  He also loved getting together with crew at the coffee shop every morning where they would sit and solve the world’s problems.  He is going to be greatly missed.  We raise a Lafleur’s hotdog to you Ian.

A celebration of life will take place March 31st 1:30-4:30 at the Fritz Community Centre 20477 Lakeshore Rd, Baie-D’Urfe Quebec, H9X 1R3.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas.

Celebration of life

Fritz Community Centre

20477 Lakeshore Rd, Baie-D'Urfe, Québec, H9X 1R3

Sunday, March 31 2024 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

15 responses

  1. Judy and Don Stark

    March 7, 2024 at 8:38 am

    Let us know if we can help in any way

  2. Leanne Bradley

    March 7, 2024 at 10:16 am

    We are going to miss you “UNC”. You were truly one of a kind and loved very much by your family. I will always remember the laughter at all of our family gatherings. Thank you for the memories

  3. John Fitzgerald

    March 7, 2024 at 11:19 am

    Enjoyed walking with Ian around Centenial Park and Coffee Time.

  4. Derek Patterson

    March 7, 2024 at 11:27 am

    He was a fantastic uncle and godfather, always had me laughing, I remember raking his crab apples out front

  5. Heather Oake

    March 7, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    A wonderful, funny and kind man. I have very fond memories of our trips to Montreal and to the trailer! He will be greatly missed.

  6. Arnold Rosner

    March 7, 2024 at 3:31 pm

    To Danny Fister and family,
    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad,Ian. Mmay his memory be a blessing to all.

  7. David & Diane Patterson

    March 7, 2024 at 3:49 pm

    Lots of good times over the years. We remember when he umpired for the girls softball team and did an excellent job doing it. Our wonderful holidays in Maine. He was the best chauffeur ever. A good guy.

  8. Alfred Mackay

    March 9, 2024 at 4:56 pm

    We worked together a long time and shared same spaceA Note he remembered every date

  9. Lyne Richer

    March 11, 2024 at 8:53 am

    To all Family Members for Mr. Foster, the Staff from the Memory Clinic is extending to them all their heartfelt condolences for their loss.

  10. Janet Ashline

    March 13, 2024 at 4:09 pm

    My sincere condolence’s on the loss of your loss of Ian. I have so many nice memories of him at the campsite and I hope you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  11. Peggy and Joe

    March 13, 2024 at 6:09 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Ian’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Heather and the family.

  12. Susan & Gary Jack

    March 18, 2024 at 10:59 am

    We were sorry to hear of Ian’s passing. Our condolences to Heather and the family.

  13. Ron Humphreys

    March 18, 2024 at 11:43 am

    My condolences to Heather & her family. I have only good memories of Ian from my younger days.

  14. Alan & Noella Humphreys

    March 18, 2024 at 12:07 pm

    Sorry to hear of Ian’s passing, Heather. Our sympathy to you and your family.

  15. Brenda Vezina

    March 31, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    Our sympathies on the loss of Ian. Fond memories of years ago. Brenda & John Vezina


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