Patrick John Slaney

March 17, 1926 to July 15, 2015

Passed away in Kelowna hospital with his loving wife Evelyn by his side. Born in Vancouver to Frances and Marion (Nee Jeffares), Pat was their second son. Another brother and sister soon followed. They moved to Hilliers on Vancouver Island, where Pat went to school. As a boy he hunted, fished and played golf. He caddied at Qualicum Beach and once caddied for the premier Duff Pattullo. After his service in the RCAF, Pat took a log scaling course and started work for Gibson Bros. at the Tahsis sawmill, then on to BCFP. In 1956 he started logging at Lake Cowichan selling logs to BCFP, always looking for better ways to do things. He purchased the third Madill spar tree ever built. In the 1960’s, he worked for Nalos logging on Vancouver Island. He was a log buyer for their cedar mill in False Creek. In 1971 he purchased Dyer logging, in Sayward, where he logged and built road for M+B. He sold Dyer, retiring to 3 Mile Point, Naramata and raised cattle. Pat was a director of the Truck Loggers Association of B.C. in the 1960’s, 70’s & 80’s. He worked hard at golf and the last few years in Penticton enjoyed his Monday morning golf with the guys.

Predeceased by his parents, his first wife Audrey; brothers Fred, Terry, and sister Shirley. Survived by children Jeff (Mary), Janis (Larry), and Murray. Grandchildren Shaun (Roseleen), Catherine, and great-grandchildren Blake, Caitlyn, Audrey and Chelsea. Pat will also be missed by Evelyn’s family and many nieces and nephews.

Pat did not want a service. Flowers gratefully declined. The family request donations to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice.


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