Ian Costello

Ian Patrick Costello

Friday, August 29th, 1930 - Friday, May 17th, 2019
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Whisper I love you to a Butterfly

It will fly to heaven to deliver your message.

It is with great sadness to announce the death of Ian Costello. Ian
peacefully passed away in his home on Friday, May 17, 2019. Ian had
suffered a bilateral brainstem stroke and bravely battled since 2004. He
had wonderful support through it all by his loving partner of 35 years,
Elaine Garner.

He will be forever remembered by his three children, Ray (Darlene), Ken
(Lorrain) and Lynn Fox (Jay), and his three wonderful grandchildren,
Madison and Mackenzie (Ray and Darlene) and Ty Fox (Lynn and Jay). He is
also survived by his friend and the children’s mother, Ivy Costello.

Ian has a brother Donald Costello of Kentucky and was predeceased by a
younger brother James.

Ina Powell and his stepfather John are predeceased as well as his father
Patrick Costello.

He will also be grieved by several nieces and nephews as well as
grandnieces and grandnephew on Elaine’s side of the family, who loved him
and taught him how to hug.

John Godin, Elaine’s brother, and his partner Connie will also miss him.
Their help with Ian is extremely appreciated.

Ian was born in Jamaica and immigrated to the US and then Canada when he
was seventeen. He became an accountant, and later found his passion in

Ian loved sports, particularly running and playing soccer. Ian was the
head of the Mississauga Track Club for years. He was referred to as Mr. C,
or “Coach C”. His sons Ray and Ken also participated. Ian coached national
and international athletes. He enjoyed heading off to see the Guelph Storm
play with good friend Bob Gorman.

He loved cooking and hosting parties. He was famous for his annual Sausage
Fests. He would go to the farmers market when it was held in the parking
lot at Market Square, in Kitchener. It was a social event as he went from
the meat stalls to the fishmonger.

Ian loved life and was a friend and a teacher to many. Bastian, Walter and
their children were special to him.

Thank you to Lilibeth and Dennis, his special PSW’s who looked after him
over the years. Also,,thank you to all the friends and family who visited
and supported Ian when he was dying.


At the “Celebration of Life” we will be toasting Ian with his favourite
drink from Jamaica,, Rum.

The Celebration of Life will take place: Saturday June 1st, 2019 from
1:00pm-4:00pm, at the Guelph Country Club 133 Woodlawn Rd East, Guelph, On

In lieu of flowers, if you wish,, kindly make a donation to the Heart and
Stroke Association.

We will meet and love again.
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Shan, Steve and Cole

Posted at 09:35pm
Dear Elaine,
A little something to remind us to dance in the forest whenever we can.
xox Shan,
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Posted at 09:33pm
I will miss your great laugh, Ian. It filled the room, as your smile did. I wonder if you will wear purple silk on The Other Side as well as you did on this side? Thank you for some find memories.

Elaine - you are such a pillar of strength and grace. I look forward to seeing you rest and renew, recharge and rejoice in the next chapter of This Crazy Things Called Life. Peace and love to you, Elaine. Shine on! Love you, from Shan, Steve and Cole

maryan johanson

Posted at 07:39am
Aunt Elaine, so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace

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