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On the 12th Day of Christmas, the Revd Ian Nestegaard Paul died surrounded by love. Ordained on the same day as his spouse Brenda in July of 1999, Ian served congregations of the ELCIC in both the Saskatchewan and British Columbia Synods as well as Anglican congregations in the Dioceses of Saskatoon, Qu'appelle, British Columbia and New Westminster. In 2013, Ian was installed as Vicar of St. Aidan and St. Bartholomew, Gibsons. Ill health led to his retirement in the fall of 2016.

Ian is survived by his best friend, partner and soul mate, the Revd Brenda Nestegaard Paul and their daughter Bronwyn of Port Alberni, BC; elder children Jordan (David) of Burnaby, BC, Ian (Haggar) of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Yvonne (Jimmy) of Taipei, Taiwan; 8 grandchildren, elder brother, numerous nieces and nephews, friends and family.

The funeral service will be held in Nanaimo on Tuesday, January 14 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 100 Chapel Street, at 1pm with the BC Synod Bishop, Gregory Mohr, presiding. Reception to follow.

Clergy are invited to process and vest. The colour is white. All clergy intending to process are asked to RSVP to the Revd Clara Plamondon to aid in the reservation of seating. Gathering place for vesting will be the St. Mathias Room.

Should anyone wish to give a donation in Ian's name please consider The Transforming Futures Fund, Trinity Anglican+Lutheran Church, Port Alberni, BC and/or The Grace Faculty Fund, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, SK.

Ian was a big man with a bigger heart. He loved life. He was passionate about the gospel of God's grace in Christ. He will be dearly missed.

Rest eternal grant him O Lord. And may light perpetual shine upon him.


Pastor Ian Nestegaard Paul at his installation in 2013. Photo Heather Jeals