Obituary of Ian Stuart Neilson
In Loving Memory of
Ian Stuart Neilson (1936-2022)
With the comfort of his children at his side, Ian entered into rest at the Fredericton Hospice on Monday, April 4, 2022 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Gail (Kierstead) Neilson. Loving father of Randy Neilson (Marjorie) and Shelley Laviolette (Shayne). Cherished grandfather of Alysha and Jessica Laviolette. Brother of Ellen Dalzell (Bill) and Andrea Ingraham (the late Jack).
He was predeceased by His parents, Andrew and Janet (Bell) Neilson of Saint John, NB and his sister Catherine.
Ian and Gail were married in 1963 in Campbellton, NB and raised their family there.
They were active skiers at Sugarloaf Park, and he was the Commanding Officer of the 349 Air Cadets Squadron for 23 years.
Ian was employed at NBTel and retired after 41 years of service in 1996. His golden years were spent as a Snowbird between New Smyrna Beach, Florida, the Village of Gagetown and Oromocto.
He was an active member of the Gagetown Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 71, he volunteered at the Oromocto food bank (School Program) and enjoyed social activities with his friends at the Westwood Estates.
Ian had a place in his heart for his Great Grand-Dogs and Cats.
A Memorial Service will be at St. John’s Anglican Church, the Village of Gagetown, NB, on Thursday, April 7 at 2 pm, with Rev. Andrew Horne officiating. Followed by a reception at the Gagetown Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 71.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Fredericton, Gagetown Legion Branch 71, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.