Ian Oxford

July 5, 1946 - May 6, 2022

Service: Visitation will be Friday, May 13 from 5-7 p.m.  at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.  A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m

Service: A Prayer Service will start at 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Anderson Funeral Home.

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          Ian Oxford, age 75, died Friday, May 6, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society Canton.  Visitation will be Friday, May 13 from 5-7 p.m.  at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD.  A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.

          Ian was born on July 5, 1946 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to John and Kathryn (McCulloch) Oxford.  Ian grew up in Canada before moving to the United States.  He served in the US Navy from 1966 – 1968 including a tour in Vietnam.  He became a naturalized U.S. citizen on August 8, 1975.  He married Emily Joan Dorn on November 22, 1986.  Through the years, he lived in California, Oregon, and moved to Canton, SD in September of 2018.

          Ian spent his life helping people.  He worked as a nurse for many years and loved helping the elderly.  He had an optimistic soul, a booming voice, and loved making people smile.  He treasured time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was an AA sponsor for many years and also enjoyed cruising around on his Harley.

          Grateful for sharing his life are his children, Gina Oxford (fiancé Jeff), Trina (Erik) Burton, and Renee (Terry) Hargett; sister, Mary Lynn (Sue) Oxford; grandchildren, Juan Jimenez, Christina Jimenez, Alexander Arroyos, Hanna Burton, Devin Burton, and Sara Kim; 4 great-grandchildren; best friend, Ron Prince; along with numerous extended relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Emily.

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  1. Courtney on May 9, 2022 said:

    I am so blessed that I was given the opportunity to meet Ian. He brought so much joy and laughter every time I seen him. My prayers go out to his daughter and family.

  2. Janet Rio on May 10, 2022 said:

    I am so sorry Gina may he Rest In Peace

  3. Jackie Larson on May 11, 2022 said:

    Gina, So sorry to read about your dad’s passing. I know how much he meant to you. Treasure all the memories in the days to come. Take care!

  4. Al Bearman on September 26, 2022 said:

    My name is Al Bearman. I may have served with Ian. I was a Navy Corpman and was also with the Marines in Nam. But where i may have served with Ian was at the Naval Hospital in Yokosuka Japan in 66-67. We had a lot of good times together there. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a dedicated Corpsman and I am honored to have served with him.