Ian Douglas McCoy
23/7/1921 - 15/2/2013
IAN Douglas McCoy was born and raised in Ballarat. His early working life began at the Ballarat Water Commission as a junior clerk, where his responsibilities were wide and varied.
The war years saw Ian serve as a Nackaroo in Arnhem Land where he gained a life-long respect for the outback and Aboriginal culture. He also served in Borneo.
At age 30 he began his major working life at Selkirk Bricks as company secretary. Over the years he grew the company, with the trust and support of Bill and Ron Selkirk.
Some of his career highlights included developing the “nifty fifty” brick packaging; setting up Selkirk Freight Lines; introducing superannuation to the company; becoming a founding member of the Ballarat branch of the Chamber of Manufacturers; and along with the late Murray Byrne MLC, was instrumental in bringing natural gas to Ballarat.
Ian was also a long-standing member of Apex, president of the Ballarat Development Committee and a life member of Australasian Clay Products Association. In later years, he enjoyed golf, travelling, gardening and get-togethers with family and friends.
Ian is survived by his wife Joan and three children, Helen, Prue, David and their families.