Boy Scout Band, Opti-Corps, Toronto Optimists
Ian was a charter member of the Optimists. He lived one street over from Davenport Presbyterian Church where the precursor band to the Optimist was formed in 1952 as the 18th Scout Troop Band.
He continued on as the Band first became the 157th Scout Troop Band, then Opti-Corps and finally the Toronto Optimist Drum and Bugle Corps.
Ian marched in the Colour Guard with Optimists before joining the Royal Canadian Navy and being assigned to the aircraft carrier H.M.C.S. Bonaventure.
Unfortunately, Ian met a tragic and untimely death when he was swept off the deck of the ship and was lost at sea.