Sloan, William “Jack”
June 9, 1932 – Sept. 8, 2012
Jack was born in Vancouver to David Sloan and Betty Sloan Antonenko. As a young child, he spent his early years moving to various towns throughout B.C. At age 12, he left school and began his first job working in the woods. At age 17, Jack met the love of his life, Margaret and so began an incredible journey. Life was not always easy but Jack was a resourceful, creative provider for his family, eventually establishing Sloan’s Heating Services. Music was an important part of Jack’s life especially Bluegrass and “Old Time” fiddle music. He was very talented at playing the autoharp and loved to sing. Jack delighted in the chaotic, joyful wackiness of family gatherings, often being the prime instigator of practical jokes and pranks and would entertain family and friends with elaborate storytelling.
Jack is predeceased by son, Wayne Sloan and grandson, Ryan Sloan. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Sloan and daughters, Trish Crumpton (Keith) and Shirley Nicholson (Chris); grandchildren: Sean (Jamie), Taryn (Andrew), Kailynd, David (Shilo), Kyle (Andrea), Mike (Teri), Steven (Oona), Mike and Cindy.
A celebration of Jack’s life will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Wellington Community Hall, 3922 Corunna Ave. beginning at 2.00 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated and please take this time to give each other a hug.
“…and another thing…”
First Memorial Funeral Services