Ian Taplin Obituary, Death – It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and dedicated Open Hands Trustee, Ian Taplin. Last Sunday, on the 10th of September, Ian left us suddenly, leaving a void that can never be filled. Ian faced complications from long-term health conditions, which were only discovered a few days prior to his passing.
We take comfort in knowing that Ian’s loving wife and children were with him during his final moments, and he peacefully slipped away in his sleep. Yet, his departure has left us in shock, as Ian was a man who devoted his life to serving others and will be deeply missed by many.
Ian’s strong faith in God was not just a belief but a way of life. He exemplified his faith through his actions, consistently putting the needs of others before his own. Ian’s background as a former lawyer and accountant equipped him with the skills to support our charity in invaluable ways. Beyond his professional expertise, he became a trusted personal advisor and a cherished friend.
Ian, your service to our charity and your unwavering commitment to building God’s kingdom on Earth will forever be remembered. Your sense of humor, our intellectual discussions (even about the necessity of exclamation marks), your advice, and your realistic perspective will be deeply missed. Your kind voice on the telephone, our visits, and our friendship will always be cherished. We look forward to the day when we will meet again, dear friend.