The Nova Scotia community is grappling with shock and disbelief over the sudden passing of Ian Coolen, the Digital Sales Manager at Blue Spectrum. Ian’s untimely death has left family, friends, and colleagues mourning the loss of a cherished individual.
The sad news was confirmed through a heartfelt Facebook post, expressing the deep sorrow of losing a brother. The post mentioned the difficulty in coming to terms with the reality of Ian’s passing and extended apologies to those who learned about it through the post.
The exact cause of Ian Coolen’s death has not been disclosed at this time, adding an additional layer of grief and uncertainty for those close to him. Colleagues and friends are left reflecting on the memories they shared with Ian, remembering him as a significant presence in their lives.
In an effort to support Ian Coolen’s family during this challenging time, a GoFundMe campaign was established by Susan Hadley with the caption “Please help us bring Ian Coolen home.” The goal of the fundraiser was set at $10,000, but the outpouring of support has surpassed expectations, reaching $13,411 from 87 donors as of the latest update.
The GoFundMe statement explained that Ian, at the age of 36, passed away while working in Grande Prairie. His parents, Jane and Ed, intend to bring him home to Nova Scotia for burial. The funds raised will contribute to covering burial expenditures and other associated costs.
The statement further described Ian as a “gentle giant” and highlighted the desire of his parents to lay him to rest in his home province. The community’s response to the fundraiser underscores the impact Ian Coolen had on those around him, as they come together to support his family in honoring his memory.