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Ian Hay

April 8, 1934 May 6, 2014
Ian Hay
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Obituary for Ian Hay

Ian Hay (aka Scotty) aged 80, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, due to pulmonary arrest, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 8, 1934 on Easter Sunday and was a child of Grace to Margaret and Thomas Hay in Methil, Fife, Scotland, U.K. Ian was the loving husband of Irene Joyce (Twerdochlib) Hay for the past 46 years. He’s survived by his son, Scott Thomas Hay (Dena), Clawson, Michigan and his daughter, Diana Marie Hay (Mike) Huntington Beach, CA and his two grandsons, Cameron and Lucas. His two brothers, Roger Hay (Angelia) Morgan Hill, CA and Alistair Hay, Taunton, Somerset, England, U.K., A beloved niece, Sarah Hay (Damon) and beloved nephews, Richard Brewer-Hay (Allison) and Stewart Hay (Saara) and their children.

He is also survived by his wife’s extended family, a sister-in-law Suzanne Dorner (Al), and four brother-in-laws Ron Twerdochlib (Madeline), Jim Twerdochlib, Dave Twerdochlib (Marlene) and Erwin Twerdochlib (Brenda) and many beloved nieces and nephews and their children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Thomas Hay, and a brother, Robert Hay. He was also preceded in death by Irene's parents, Lucille and John Twerdochlib and a sister-in-law Marcia Twerdochhlib.

He spent two years in the British Royal Air Force. Ian was a Registered and Licensed Architect in the State of Michigan from June, 1983 for corporations in securities, commercial, industrial and residential construction, building codes and specifications. He studied Architectural Design at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, Building Construction Degree, (Bachelor of Business Science) Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh. He then left Scotland and migrated to Canada in 1964 and worked as Project Architect, met Irene in Windsor in 1967, married 1968, then moved to Rochester, Michigan and then resided in Oxford with his wife and two Children. Ian worked as Architect at Kmart Corporation in Troy. Upon his retirement he worked part time at N.O.T.A. (North Oakland Transportation Authority) as he loved helping seniors as he was one of them and he loved to drive.

He was a member of Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ. Ian loved to travel and take his family camping to many different and interesting sites on our vacations. He loved his golf and bowling and gained some wonderful buddies in the process. He played, coached and refereed Soccer for many adult and youth leagues and shared in many fine, fun moments and memories.

Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 West Burdick, Oxford, Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11 AM; followed immediately by a luncheon at Immanuel Congregational Church, 1 Hovey St, Oxford. Pastor Liz Wilson will be officiating. Friends may visit the funeral home on Tuesday, May 13th from 2-6 PM.
Interment Christian Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to Immanuel Congregational Church, 1 Hovey Street, Oxford, Michigan 48371, The American Heart Association or
The American Lung Association.

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