Loomer, Ian Milton
1921 – 2017
Ian Milton Loomer died peacefully at Penticton Regional Hospital
on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the age of 95 years. He will be
forever missed by his son, Donald; daughters, Debbie (Robert)
Westley and Ellen (Owen) Lutje as well as extended family. He
was predeceased by his wife Phyllis; sister, Jessie Stevenson and
brother in law, Robert Stevenson. Ian was born in Summerland
on November 7, 1921 to parents George and Mary Loomer. At 18,
he enlisted in the army and served on the battlefields of Europe
in WWII. After the war, he worked on farms, in sawmills, and
as a logger and surveyor before joining the BC Forest Service.
In 1960, he married Phyllis Fulton and they lived in Kamloops,
Nelson, Edgewood and Armstrong as their family grew. In 1972,
the family moved to Penticton, and later Summerland, where Ian,
now in his fifties, embarked on a new vocation as an orchardist.
Meticulous and thorough, he was adept at whatever he put his
On retiring, Ian and Phyllis lived in Penticton where Ian enjoyed
long daily walks and reading. He spent many hours at the
computer researching and compiling his family history. Ian will
be remembered for his quiet generosity, determination and sense
The family would like to thank the staff at Penticton Regional
Hospital for the good care they gave Ian during his recent stay.
A graveside service will be held at Canyonview Cemetery,
Summerland Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
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