Sad news: Iain Dunlop, TAA secretary, passes away

We are very sad to announce that Iain Dunlop, board member and secretary of Transport Action Atlantic, passed away at the Upper River Valley Hospital on Tuesday, October 24, at the age of 72, after a lengthy illness.

Iain was born on June 20, 1945 in Aberdeen, Scotland. After immigrating to Canada with his Mother, Catherine Jane Troy and Father, Clifford Paul Dunlop, he spent his growing up years with his Brother Jim and Sister Sharon in Hawkeshaw, Oak Bay, Plaster Rock and then Ortonville. He graduated from Grand Falls Regional High School and then went on to pursue his years at Teachers’ College where he met his wife Marlene. They settled first in Bath, and later in Bristol, where they both started their teaching careers.

In 1981, Iain and Marlene moved to Edmonton, Alberta with their children Scott, Tanya and Nicole where he finished his studies at the University of Alberta, completing a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education.

Iain has contributed heavily to Carleton County over his years in his role as teacher, coach and co–op education director. A source of pride for Iain after retirement was his involvement in fall harvest each year, matching workers to jobs in the area. Iain was also highly respected as both baseball and basketball coach and received numerous awards throughout his career. As a teacher at Bath High School and then at Carleton North Senior High School in Bristol, Iain has had the opportunity to mold and shape many young minds over the course of his 32 year teaching career. Iain also exemplified passion for his community in his various roles with the Shogomoc Railway Society, Transport Action Atlantic (TAA), MacAdam Historical Restoration Commission and the National Board of Cooperative Education.

Iain had been involved with TAA since 2004. He first joined the board in 2005, and became the secretary in 2006, a role that he continued through this year. He remained a very active member, and was a true supporter and promoter of the cause of better transportation in his province, the Atlantic region and for all of Canada. He will be dearly missed within TAA.

Iain was very proud of his wife, children and grandchildren, loving their milestones, accomplishments and spoke with great pride about how they warmed his heart and his life.

Iain is survived by his wife “Mar” Marlene (Michaud), son Scott (Lisa), daughters Tanya (Shawn Bostick) and Nicole (Absalom Sheppard) and grandchildren Claire, Maggie, Sarah, Robbie and Ella, sister Sharon (Joe Boulware), brother Jim (Davida McNicol) and several cousins, nieces, nephews, great–nieces and great–nephews.

Iain is predeceased by parents Catherine and Clifford Dunlop and brother Paul Dunlop.

A memorial service will be held at Faith Memorial United Church in Florenceville–Bristol on October 29 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to Follow. The Internment will follow at a later time for family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that for those who wish, donations made to The Kidney Foundation would be deeply appreciated.

L.R. Giberson Funeral Directors are entrusted with the arrangements.
(506) 392–1115

Adapted from the obituary posted by L.R. Giberson Funeral Directors and published in the Telegraph Journal.

Edit: For those of you who are subscribed to the Telegraph-Journal, they have published an article about Iain here:

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