John Strathie Obituary, Death – The news of John Strathie’s (Ian, Big Ian) death has been received with profound sorrow. Funeral Warriston Lorimer Chapel, Monday, April 24th, 11 a.m. Everyone is invited Ian was a good man; his mother and my were neighbors for many years, and he was always there when she needed him. Peace be with him forever He was at the Scarborough hospice care facility Gosnell Memorial Hospice House when he passed away.
Jack Strathie was born to John Strathie and Elizabeth Ann Hutchings Strathie on November 11, 1926, in Boston, Massachusetts. He spent the last 40 years of his life in the antiquities industry after graduating from Cambridge High. He owned a shop on Boston’s Charles Street, where he displayed the rare and priceless artifacts he had lovingly collected. After spending several summers in Cape Elizabeth, Jack eventually retired from the corporate world and made it his permanent home.
All those who crossed paths with Jack, even briefly, were left with a lasting memory of his kindness and generosity. Those who knew him best will always remember his infectious laugh, the songs he broke into on the spot, and the warmth and happiness he spread wherever he went. His longtime friend, Frank Newman, from Cape Elizabeth, as well as Frank’s son Douglas and his wife Kathleen from Hallowell, Frank’s sons Andrew from Falmouth and Steven from Westbrook, and Frank’s sister Anna Demers from Harpswell, will miss him greatly.
Our sincere appreciation goes out to everyone at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. You went above and beyond anyone’s wildest expectations with the kindness you displayed and the level of care you gave to Jack. Jack will be laid to rest at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, following a memorial service planned by his family. Funeral services were handled by Windham’s Dolby Funeral Chapel.
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