From Mark Silverstein on Linked In:
It is with a very heavy heart that I must pass on the sad news that Ian Merman has passed away.
Ian was a part of the Liteline family for 22 years.
Ian’s personality was much larger than any one person. In his early years, he was known as the guy that would bring his beloved, golden retriever, Homer, around on sales calls. He was infamous around the industry for flying his Montreal Canadians flag around from electrical distributor to electrical distributor making banter, debating and ultimately laughing with his customers, who were more importantly his friends. If you weren’t friends with Ian Merman there was something wrong. And if you live in Toronto and you didn’t know Ian you are not in the electrical industry. Ian was one of those type of people that defined the local market and it will not be the same without him. He will be sorely missed by so many.
The Liteline family will be making a donation to the Heart and Stroke foundation in honour of Ian.
Ian, I salute you. I hope you rest forever in peace. I will miss you, and surely your friends, and family at liteline will always remember you.