It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Iain Harold Emslie on April 18, 2013 at the Elk Valley Hospital, at the age of 75 years.
Iain was a wonderful family man, he loved the Sunday morning breakfasts and the Friday night dinners because it meant whoever wasn’t working would come home to visit. Farming was his second love, breaking the land and seeding a new crop and watching it grow was his passion. At 65 he started snowmobiling and could keep up to the best of them. At 72 he started golfing so that he could spend some time with his wife.
Iain fought a hard battle but eventually succumbed to his illness. He is survived by his loving wife Ruth, children; Ken (Judy) and their sons; Mike, Derek, Brandon and Jordan, Gord (Joanne) and their sons; Jay and Christopher and his daughter Joanna (Robin) and their daughters; Amber, Breana and Cailin. Also left to mourn his passing are his sisters; Elizabeth, Felicity, Heather, Evangeline, Susan, Prescilla and brother in law Allan as well as his brother William (Annette). Iain was predeceased by his parents Elizabeth Grace Emslie and Dr. William Harold Emslie. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family but the memories of the good times in the past will live on.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sparwood. Messages of condolence may be made at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.
Special thanks to Dr. Soetaert, Dr Higgins and all the nurses that gave him such wonderful care throughout his illness. Thanking all the people that sent food, flowers, cards, for the phone calls, hugs and wonderful words of condolence. Ruth, Ken, Gord, Joanna, Evangeline and Family.