Lorne Ian Montague

October 16, 1941 - May 22, 2021

Funeral Details:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of L. Ian Montague on May 22, 2021 at Ontario Shores Center in Whitby at the age of 79 years with Alzheimer’s Dementia & pneumonia. Beloved husband of Margaret Montague since 2010. Loving & devoted father of Mark (Susan) Montague, Michelle (Dan) Joyes & their children & step son Michael Imrie.  He will be dearly missed by his sister Joanne Kotanko and brother Raymond Montague. Predeceased by his parents Frank & Agnes, sisters Grace Montague and Francis McKinlay and brother Murray (Peggy) Montague. Cherished grand father of Harris and Duncan Montague. Sadly, missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends near & far.

Ian was the Production Manager for Cooper Tool Group in Barrie.   After Cooper moved the manufacturing to the USA he obtained his class A license to drive transport and coach tour bus for Sinton (Barrie) and Tisdale (Timmins/North bay) Bus Lines where he met Margaret.

“Joe Murphy “, Arnie Norris, his best friend & fishing partner will deeply miss their banter, jokes and sabotage on fishing trips and life adventures.

He was a respected and involved member of the Masonic Lodge holding numerous Officer & titled positions within the various branches of Masonry.

“Gramps”, always interested in his grandsons academics and athletic pursuits.  He LOVED watching Harris and Duncan play hockey, high school football and rugby, always cheering for the love of sport & competition. He was fondly known by many as “Mr. Awesome”  for his outgoing, cheerful disposition and easy conversation.  He was a charming people person with an infectious smile and twinkly blue eyes.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Ian’s memory to Alzheimer’s Society of Simcoe County or The Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation crcfdonations@gmail.com which is a Masonic foundation Ian cherished.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

“Bye for now”


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  • Ron & Brenda Malette
    Posted on: Friday, June 11, 2021 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to Margaret and family. Brenda and I had the pleasure of working with Ian, a true gentleman who had the utmost respect for all that crossed his path.
    May he rest in peace

  • Wayne and Joan McAuley
    Posted on: Friday, June 11, 2021 Reply

    Mark , Susan, Harris and Duncan – We are so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. We remember sitting with him at the North Football games, he was always so cheerful. Harris and Duncan we know you will miss your Grandpa dearly, he was so proud of his boys. Our Deepest Sympathy to your family. May he rest in peace and fly with the angels.
    Wayne and Joan McAuley

  • Sandy Richmond
    Posted on: Saturday, June 12, 2021 Reply

    To Mark and Michelle my thoughts are with you. I remember all the hockey games he did for me. Always a smile to greet you. He was so proud when Mark started Follow him on the ice. Michelle all the great talks we had about dad in your office. Farewell my friend.

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