Former Langley Township councillor Ian Strachan dies at 81

He was an accomplished businessman and member of the Grocery Hall of Fame.

  • Jun. 21, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Former Langley Township councillor Ian Strachan passed away on June 6, at the age of 81.

He served on Township council from 1980 to 1982.

Mr. Strachan was an accomplished businessman and founded many companies, including Mandate Manufacturing, Western Mandate, French Maid Bleach, Roman Moulders, To Market Services and South Forty Farms. He was named to the Grocery Hall of Fame in 2005 for his many accomplishments.

He is survived by his wife Jo Ann, three daughters and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as by Jo Ann’s children and their families. He was predeceased by his first wife Shirley and a son Ian.

A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at the Chateau Cargill in South Surrey at 1 p.m. Donations to the Salvation Army, in lieu of flowers, would be appreciated.