Dr. Ian Thane (Doc T), Wycliffe. B.C passed away on Saturday April 5th, 2014 age 70 years. A loving Father and mentor to Vincent, Devon and Dennis. He will be missed by many throughout the valley. Previously deceased by parents Norman and Molly Thane, survived by brother David Thane, and Ian’s sons.
Ian graduated from University of Saskatchewan in the spring of 1976. He put himself through University as a skilled farrier and cowboying in various parts of western Canada and Montana. He opened his veterinary practice in Cranbrook in 1976 out of his home, later moving to 30th Ave. North, Cranbrook. After settling in Wycliffe on Booth Creek Ranch he built his dream home. Worded by many as the best veterinarian this valley has ever had. Dad was never a man to turn down someone in need. Always alright with making a trade. Taking pride in helping someone that needed his services, money or not. Dad cared for this community and believed that you should leave a place better than when you arrived, he lived by this. The last three years dad enjoyed a new adventure building his retirement escape on the Baja beaches of Mexico, as he had always talked about.
Celebration of one of the last cowboy vets in the Kootenays will take place at Three Bars Guest Ranch, Thursday April 17th 2014 @ 4pm. Pot luck (light snacks / appetizers)
Condolences can be sent to 7552 Wycliffe RD Cranbrook BC, V1C 7C4, (250) 489-4255.