MOURNED: Tin Can Bay father and businessman Ian Window died after his motorcycle collided with a campervan on Saturday morning.
MOURNED: Tin Can Bay father and businessman Ian Window died after his motorcycle collided with a campervan on Saturday morning. Contributed

Tin Can Bay mourns crash victim Ian Window

THE Tin Can Bay community is mourning the loss of respected electrician and "good bloke" Ian Window, who died in Saturday's tragic crash at the intersection of Tin Can Bay Rd and Rainbow Beach Rd.

Division 1 councillor Mark McDonald has given tribute to the Tin Can Bay businessman.

"Ian was very much respected in the community," Cr McDonald said.

He described the 60-year-old father "forever reliable, a really nice bloke, measured," and "a good family man".

Cr McDonald said the tragedy had left the community in shock.

"It was just gut-wrenching on Saturday," he said.

"I know it's a similar feeling for many in the community.

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Mr Window owned his own electrical business, which he ran with his wife Helen.

He leaves behind two children, Liam and Emma.

"He was a very committed family man, and worked very hard during the week to earn what time off he had," Cr McDonald said.

"He did a lot of work for us over the years."

Mr Window was riding along Tin Can Bay Rd on Saturday morning when he collided with a campervan. 

"He was just out for a ride with one of his very good friends, and that's what happened, sadly," Mr McDonald said.

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