February 1, 1951 – August 25, 2020
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ian Dunlop Tuton on August 25, 2020 after a three year battle with a blood cancer. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Ian was born on February 1, 1951 in Kilmarnock, Scotland and immigrated with his mom, dad and brother, Craig, to Canada in 1953. The family had a brief stay in Vancouver where brother David was born in 1953 and in 1954 the family moved and settled in the Yukon where Gordon was born in 1956. Ian attended Lambert Street Elementary School, Whitehorse Elementary School and F.H. Collins.
Ian married the love of his life Dorothy (Keyes) in 1969 and together they raised their three daughters Lisa, Lianne and Alicia. Unfortunately Dorothy left us early in 1992 and Ian was left to parent the girls on his own.
There are not enough words to express the love and support Ian gave to his girls and their children. Ian loved his girls dearly, but his grandkids became his world; Ian truly loved everything that came with being a grandpa.
He enjoyed and excelled in sports all his life, however, hockey was his passion, especially the Boston Bruins. He played for the Fort Yukon slow pitch team for many years where he met many lifelong friends.
Later in life he took up golf and enjoyed not only the golf in Whitehorse but the golf trips with his friends and outings with his grandson. Ian was also an exceptional bonspiel curler.
Ian is survived by his daughters Lisa (James) children Tyler and Emily; Lianne and son Ben; Alicia children Gage and Adley; mother Helen Hermanson and step-father Helmer Hermanson; brother Craig (Geri) brother David (Cheryl); brother Gordon (Sharon); step-sister Patty-Anne (John); step-sisters Jane and Susan; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins David Morrison and Adam Morrison; and his beloved dog Tucker.
Ian is predeceased by his wife Dorothy Tuton; father Jack Hunter (Jock) Tuton; Gran Sharp and niece Jennifer Tuton.
Ian’s family would like to thank the numerous friends who were able to visit Ian during his final days, unfortunately we ran out of time to accommodate everyone. Know that you provided him with much needed laughter and a bit of normalcy in his final days.
Special thank you to the nurses and doctors at Whitehorse General Hospital who took care of Ian during his fight and helped his girls keep him at home where he was able to spend time with his large extended family. Our gratitude to you is endless.
Celebration of a life well-lived will be in March of 2021 announcement to follow at a later date.
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