In Loving Memory of

John "Ian" Fielding


Obituary of John "Ian" Fielding

It is with great sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Ian on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the age of 79. He was a beloved and devoted husband for 56 years to Elizabeth (Elspeth). A loving father of Elayn Fielding-Young and Jennifer (Joey) Della Marina. Proud grandfather of Bradley (Ally) Adams, Sofia, Marcello and Lucca Della Marina. He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Mary Fielding. Ian will be greatly missed by his extended family in Scotland and by many friends around the globe.

With an artistic and knowledgeable mind, Ian dedicated many years to his profession as a Naval Architect. He was also a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge and the Niagara Shrine Club. Volunteering his time and being part of his community gave him much joy and fulfillment.

Ian’s favourite pastimes included travelling the world, hitting a golf ball down the fairway, and savouring a glass of Scotch. Above all, he always felt that the greatest moments of his life were spent with his family and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the first responders and to the Greater Niagara General Hospital’s ER team, for their care and support.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). In accordance with Ian’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A visitation and a Celebration of Ian’s Life will be held at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, 70 Westchester Ave, St. Catharines, on Wednesday, November 17th from 1-4pm, with the memorial service taking place at 2pm. If you are not able to attend on Wednesday, friends also have an opportunity to join the family on Tuesday, November 16th from 7-9pm at Essentials, 4300 Drummond Road, Niagara Falls. Proof of double vaccination is required to attend services at both locations and covid protocols will be followed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Niagara Shrine Club. Online condolences may be shared on Ian’s tribute page found at

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom conference.

Topic: Funeral Ceremony for Ian Fielding
Time: Nov 17, 2021 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Service Information


Date: November 16, 2021
Start Time: 7:00 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm
Venue: Essentials Cremation and Burial Services, Niagara Falls

A Celebration of Life

Date: November 17, 2021
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: St. Catharines Golf and Country Club (visitation will pause for the memorial ceremony).

Memorial Service

Date: November 17, 2021
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 2:40 pm
Venue: St. Catharines Golf and Country Club

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Jack and Sue Quagliariello
2 years ago

Elizabeth and family, sincere condolences on the passing of Ian. He was such a nice man and loyal customer for 40 years. Always a pleasure catching up with him every summer. May he rest peacefully.

Wayne Elliott
2 years ago

Dear Elsbeth and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Ian was a wonderful man and as good a friend as anyone could have. Ian,Charlie and I had many times together over lunch and I am so blessed to have had them as dear friends and mentors. I pray your loving memories help you in your sorrow. God bless Ian and you all. Love from Wayne and sons.

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The Hiltebrands
2 years ago

We are very sorry to hear about Ian’s passing. He was a great guy always full of kindness, and humour and will be really missed.
Our deepest condolences to Elsbeth and her family.
Love Walter and Amy Hiltebrand
I’ll always remember the great time we had in St. Martin many years ago.

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Dave and Miriam Dunbar
2 years ago

We are very sorry to hear about Ian, and send you and the family our heartfelt sympathy. The seventies really were a good time for the local shipbuilders, and always a pleasure to work with Ian.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jack de Roos
2 years ago

My sincere condolences with the passing of Ian. I have worked with Ian for Hamilton Marines and his devotion to the workers is number one, he was kind and considerate and will be remembered as such. May God surround the family and those who were dear to Ian with His loving tender mercies

Gilbert and Evelyn McNab
2 years ago

We cherished the memorable times with Ian and Elspeth and family! A fellow Greenockian! Our thoughts and prayers and with you 🙏

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Jack Blair
2 years ago

Elspeth , you are in our thoughts at this sad time , Ian will be missed by many,. We cherish his memory in our hearts . Jack and Valerie

Tammy Piccolo
2 years ago

Our deepest sympathy Elyan and family, we are saddened to hear of the loss of a very special man. All our love ❤ Tammy and family xo

Ian and Rachel Cameron
2 years ago

Ian touched our lives on many levels. He was our co-worker, our squash partner, our golfing partner, but most importantly a true friend. We will miss him. Our deepest sympathy to Elspeth and the family.

Lawson Snider and Marilyn
2 years ago

Elspeth and family, Please accept our sincerest condolences in the loss of Ian.
He was a lovely man, kind and caring, a friend to all.
We enjoyed our time with you both at Ken’s place and won’t forget the friendship he had with Ken.
Keep your good memories in you heart and he will be with you always.
God Bless,
Lawson and Marilyn .

Jo-Ann Sacco
2 years ago

We were so saddened to hear of our dear neighbour Ians passing. Our deepest condolences to all of you Hoping your memories fill your heart and bring you comfort. Rest In Peace Ian. With love and prayers Fred, Jo-Ann, Jana, Bill and Christopher

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Moira & Drew
2 years ago

Thinking of you all. Ian was a lovely man and the world a lesser place without him.

Jan Mulholland
2 years ago

A wonderful man, a best friend and totally influential in my life, a massive hole appeared on 13 November

2 years ago

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of a good and true friend. There were lots of good times together usually around the dinner table with Ian, Elspeth Brian and Joan as well as other friends, You will be forever in our thoughts, Ian. Our condolences to Dear Elspeth, the Girls and all the members of your family.

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Wesley Allan
2 years ago

My heart goes out to Elspeth and her family
I worked with Ian back in the 70s when we had good shipyards in Canada
Lots of laughs and hard work in the day
Watched as his career flourished as he took on more responsibility and bigger challenges
A Shipbuilder through and through
Now that he is gone to another dimension we will all miss him, as he resides in the Great Drydock in the Sky

Bill Molloy
2 years ago

Elsbeth, you are in our thoughts and prayers.Great guy has gone.Love,Bill and Margaret.

David & Dawn Kidd
2 years ago

Sincere condolences to Elspeth, Elayn and family. We will forever cherish our times together through the boys minor hockey days. Cherish your memories. Hugs and prayers
David and Dawn Kidd


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Niagara Shrine Club: Donations may be made by cheque or cash directly to the Niagara Shrine Club, 5621 North St, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1J4, or through Essentials, 102A-4300 Drummond Road, Niagara Falls, ON, L2E 6C3

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