Tributes to Ian Baker Wall AM


15 May 1931 – 26 October 2022

A service in celebration of the life of Dr Ian Baker Wall AM

was held in St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide,

on Friday 11 November 2022, followed by a reception at St Mark’s College,

 The service may be viewed here.

The Order of Service is here.

The eulogy by Hon. Steven Marshall MP is here.

The eulogy by Professor Don Markwell, Head of St Mark’s College, is here.

The homily, given by the Most Rev’d Geoffrey Smith, Archbishop of Adelaide and Primate of Australia, is here.

St Mark’s College deeply mourns the passing of our Honorary Fellow and Governor of the College Foundation, Ian Baker Wall AM.

Ian was a student at St Mark’s from 1950 to 1954. Grateful for what St Mark’s contributed to his life, he became the largest donor to the College in its history.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs Pamela Wall OAM, and to their daughter, Annabel Wall. The flags at the College are flying at half-mast as a mark of respect.

We remember Ian with profound admiration, gratitude, and love.

Below are a collection of messages in memory of Ian. If you would like to leave a message, please submit it here.

For the College’s tribute to Ian, please click here.

“Ian and Pam Wall’s company was a treasured part of my connection with StOrder of Service for funeral of Dr Ian Wall AM 11 November 2022 FINALOrder of Service for funeral of Dr Ian Wall AM 11 November 2022 FINAL Mark’s College. Ian will be greatly missed by all those who came in contact with him. Vale a generous and gracious man.” – Angela Bannon

“I’m deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Ian Wall AM. My St Mark’s College experience was richer because of Ian and Pamela’s significant contributions to the College over many years. I was able to thrive because of the first-class facilities that simply wouldn’t be available without their commitment. He made a significant contribution to so many students lives and I couldn’t be more grateful. May Ian Rest in Peace. Thinking of Ian’s family during this time.” – Benjamin Jenner

“Thank you for your kindness and generosity.”  – Steve Mason

“With deepest sympathy and much love to Pam and the family. Many happy occasions shared at St Mark’s functions since the 1950s. From Mary and Jack.” – Jack Brady & Mary McLeod

“Dear Pammie and Annabel, As a proud student of St Mark’s myself, I appreciate the profound impact that College life can have on a person. A student with whom I was at College said to me, “I am now a successful financier in Sydney. As a son of a Murray Bridge abattoir worker and the only one of my family ever to have been to University, if it hadn’t been for St Mark’s I never would have made it. I was in tears as he said it. As the Chair of the College Foundation, I appreciate the pleasure of giving back to the College. Ian and you have given so very generously, you have had a wonderful impact on countless St Mark’s students and we will be forever grateful. My heartfelt thanks and sincere condolences, James.” – James Price

Ian Wall was an exemplary person who will be dearly missed by the St Mark’s community. He was a role model of the highest calibre. At university, he was conscientious and dedicated to his studies. In the working world, he co-founded Codan: one of South Australia’s largest companies with world-leading technical capability. In later life, he was uniquely generous with sharing the fruits of financial successes with a wide variety of charitable and non-for-profit organisations. The benefactions of Ian and Pamela Wall have significantly bettered the education of generations of collegians at St Mark’s College. Vale Ian Wall: the community will miss you.” – Alexander Makarowsky

Ian was one of the nicest men that anyone could know. He was so generous and caring and I have lovely memories of him. My sincere condolences to Pam and Annabel.” – Jan Sim

To Mrs Pamela Wall OAM and daughter Annabel Our family would like to extend their deepest sympathy and condolences to you on the passing of your husband and father, Mr Ian Wall AM. Our children have reaped the benefits of Mr Wall’s kind and generous support to St Marks College and we would like to acknowledge his legacy. May Mr Wall Rest In Peace.” – Montefiore family, Alice Springs

Deeply saddened to learn of Ian’s passing. Heartfelt sympathy to Pam and family. A true gentleman and generous benefactor whose influence will be long celebrated.” – Jane Doyle OAM and Ian Doyle OAM

Such sad news, what a wonderful and inspiring man. I have known Pam and Ian for many years and most recently of the Adelaide Club. I have a very hollow heart today after hearing the news.” – George Randle

Ian was a kind and humble man, always with time to listen and chat. I appreciated the conversations I had with Ian and Pammie. In fact I looked forward to our chats when they attended special occasions at the College. I was amazed by their generosity to St Mark’s and to other places too. It was obviously done from a grateful heart and that’s a characteristic God values. You might have passed over the horizon of this life Ian, but as Jesus once said, we are ALWAYS alive to God so I look forward to our next chat in the hereafter. With admiration, Grant Moore.” – Rev’d Grant Moore

“Prof” (as Ian was known during his College years) attended College at the same time as my late husband, Richard Hancock. “Prof” was known as the academic one, while Richard was known as the sporty one!  Ian will be fondly remembered as a vibrant and very generous man.  My most heartfelt condolences go to Pammie and Annabel. – Mrs Diana Hancock

Ian was a wonderful man, kind, generous and brilliant, and was a wonderful supporter of St Mark’s College. He will be missed.” – Darren Pitt

A very kind, knowledgeable and generous gentleman who was very special. Always remembered.” – Sophia & Stephen Finos

Always a friendly nod as alumni. Most bonding was the generations of Codan HF radios that equipped our yachts that provided ever reliable service. Thanks Ian, always remembered.” – Ant and Mary Lou Simpson

“Without the remarkable generosity of Ian Wall I wouldn’t be living in the amazing East Wing building and I wouldn’t have made so many lifelong memories in the library and the flats. I am forever grateful for my experience at St Marks College and Ian’s contribution to this. May he rest peacefully.” – Eliza Lee