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CALLENS, Ian - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ian Jules Callens of Mara, BC on January 11, 2018 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Predeceased by his parents Jules and Madge and brother Larry, he is survived by his wife Marg and children Kelly (Adriana) and Kathy (Lance).

The proud grandfather of Eline, Arie, Ian, Kassidy and Kayla, he is also survived by his sister Jeanne (Rick) Garner and sister-in-law Alice (Larry) Callens as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A 35 year veteran of the RCMP, Ian served in many posts in both Saskatchewan and BC retiring as a Staff Sergeant before returning to Mara to farm with his brother. A strong community supporter, he will be sorely missed by family and friends alike.

A special thank you to Dr. Skubiak, Dr. Main and Dr. Clark and all the wonderful caring staff at the Salmon Arm Oncology clinic.

A Celebration of life reception will be held later in the Spring in Mara Community Hall.

Online condolences may be sent to Ian’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com

Link: www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Condolence Messages
  • Jan 15, 2018
    Marg and family, I am sorry to hear of your husband, father's passing.
    Gretta Fagan
  • Jan 15, 2018
    Ian worked with lots of Mounties during his time in Kelowna. He was a great boss and a good example for others. Always firm but fair. He was one of the town cops in Craik Saskatchewen near where I grew up and we shared a few memories back in the day.
    Ian will be missed by many, both inside and outside his family. I hope his family will be able to soldier on in the face of this loss knowing he meant so much to so many.
    Greg H.