Feb 13, 2018
After a lengthly illness Ian lost his battle with depression on Feb 13, 2018. He died by suicide.
Ian was a proud member of Alpha Squadron 39 Signal Regiment Vancouver BC.
As an attached member Ian also served with 1 PPCLI 1st Mechanized Brigade Edmonton Garrison. He completed an exemplary tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2006.
Upon his return from Afghanistan Ian remained active in the army reserve signal regiment. He was a recent graduate of the Primary Care Paramedic Program at the Justice Institute and was working as an industrial paramedic.
We were so proud as parents of the man he came to be. He showed so much kindness, compassion and equanimity. Ian filled a room with love and gentleness. He was a brave and generous soul.
Ian is survived by his mother Lynn Brownell, father Guyle Coon (Karen) and sister Erin Marshall (Keith). The family wishes to thank Ian’s friends Erin Gabin, Morgan Nevison and Adam Yipp for their help and support during this time.
A military service/ celebration of life will be held at the Seaforth Armoury, 1650 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC on April 15@ 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations to Wounded Warriors Canada would be greatly appreciated .
Wounded Warriors Canada