There will be Celebration of Life for Ian Loudon on Saturday March 9 at 2:00 pm at the West Vancouver Presbyterian Church 2893 Marine Drive.
Our very dear Ian left us on Friday night.
Quiet Calm Kind Loving Dedicated
Ian was all of these and more, as a most loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
Ian and May became engaged, married and sailed from Scotland, to their new home in Canada all within one week.
They settled in their West Vancouver home where, in their garden, they have hosted our annual summer event for years.
Together, Ian and May were among the very first members of Gleneagles when the club began in the original clubhouse of Gleneagles Golf Club.
Ian’s whole career was spent as head chartered accountant for the Woodward’s chain of department stores. He was our club’s treasurer and also for the West Vancouver Presbyterian Church, which they attended and supported during their marriage.
It is not easy to talk about Ian without May or vice versa. May, together with her family, will be very much in our minds, and held securely in our hearts, as we support her during the times to come.
Scottish Country Dancing is the national dance of Scotland. Unlike highland dancing it is social and noncompetitive and has been danced for centuries in cottages and castles. Scotland and France shared a strong alliance and this refined dance style was much influenced by the dancing of the French court.
In 1923 the Scottish Country Dance Society was formed in Glasgow to both preserve and promote this very enjoyable social dancing. The Society, which received Royal charter is now known as the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society RSCDS, with Her Majesty the Queen as Royal Patron. The RSCDS has 160 branches worldwide. Vancouver is one of the branches and Gleneagles is one of 300 affiliate groups.
The Club’s three weekly classes run from September to May where new dancers are encouraged to learn, seasoned dancers practice for attending social functions and keen dancers seek more personal challenges.
All are welcome. No partner is required. We dance for enjoyment, fitness and to be social while continuing the rich culture of Scotland’s music and dance.