Ian Frisken McLeod

Ian Frisken McLeod

Oct 6, 1928 – Dec 27, 2017
A member of the Clan McLeod has passed away.

Ian was born on October 6th, 1928 in Kamloops, B.C. to William Frisken & Ann Morrsion McLeod and passed away on December 27th, 2017 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 89 years.

He lived near Anderson Creek and attended school at Robbins Range. He graduated high school in Kamloops before attending UBC where he obtained a degree in science. Ian’s initial employment was at the T.B. sanatorium at Tranquille where he made many lifelong friends. In 1958, Ian moved to Vancouver and took a position as a pharmaceutical representative for Parke Davis. He held this position for many years before retiring in 1985.

While living in Vancouver, Ian met and married Koralie Castell. They retired to Vernon in 1990 and spent their retirement years travelling extensively. For 27 years, winters were spent in Palm Desert and many long friendships were enjoyed.

Ian and Koralie were involved with the Vernon & District Kennel Club for 26 years. Ian was the show superintendent for many years. They enjoyed raising prize Boxers and had many fine examples of the breed. Ian was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #10 in Kamloops and was presented with his 60 year membership in September of 2015.

Ian was a true gentleman and enjoyed the respect of his peers, his family, his friends and could be counted on for sage advice. Many happy family gatherings took place at their home on Tamarack Drive in Coldstream.

Ian was preceded in death by his parents; William and Ann McLeod, his brother; Norman McLeod in 1988 and his sister; Bertha Haywood Farmer in 2007.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Koralie, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends in Canada and the United States.

The family would like to thank Dr. DeBeer & Dr. J. Henley for their compassionate care over the years.

A Celebration of Ian’s Life will be held in the spring of 2018.

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Ian to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Light A Bulb Campaign or to the charity of your choice.

Cremation arrangements have been made with


5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5

(250) 542-1187

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