Love him or loathe him, Ian Douglas Smith was a colourful character. I met him as a teenager, when he came backstage at REPS Theatre after a play I had a small part in. Many years later, he was guest of honour at a wedding I officiated at, near Norton, and Rose and I chatted for quite a long time to him and his wife Janet (who died not long after that). Ian Smith was 88. Rest in Peace.