IAN WEST ARGUE (Osborne)
June 15, 1994 – February 12, 2021
Our beloved Ian lost his battle with mental health and addiction at the age of 26 after a long and hard-fought struggle.
We will remember the sweet, innocent, happy boy, who from his earliest years was a loving and social spirit and everybody’s friend. In recent years, Ian was a voracious reader, devouring science fiction and books on philosophy and religion. He was happiest in the loving company of his mother, wakeboarding at his father’s cottage on Go Home Lake, going to Raptors games with his grandfather, and spending time with his brother, who was his best friend. He adored his grandmother, who was a playful and formative presence in his life. He was an intense animal lover, and nothing brought him more joy and comfort than a dog in his arms. He bought a new puppy, Zeke, two days before his death.
Ian’s adoring mother, Katie Osborne, was his fiercest champion, fighting for him more than he was able to fight for himself. She is joined in her grief by her partner, Michael Bregman; Ian’s loving father, William Argue, and his partner My Le Thi; his devoted brother, Coulter Argue, and his fiancee Maria Castro; his grandparents, Coulter and Barbara Osborne; his aunts, Julie Osborne and Mary Osborne; and his cousins, Annick Thompson and Luke Thompson.
The outpouring of support has been a great comfort to our family.
A celebration of life will be held via Zoom on Monday, February 22nd at 3:00 p.m. Details will be posted on the websites of Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church and Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel.
Donations in Ian’s memory may be made to the Ian Argue Fund at Stella’s Place, an organization that offers support to young adults in Toronto facing mental health challenges, http://bit.ly/IanArgueFund. Condolences may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.
We join in solidarity with the many other families who have faced the immense challenges of navigating the mental health system.
May Ian’s memory be a blessing.
A Celebration of Ian West Argue.
Time: Feb 22, 2021 15:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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