It is with great sadness and much love that we say farewell to our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and brother, Patrick Donald Sloan, who passed away surrounded by country music and love on November 14th at the age of 79.
Pat is survived by his best friend and loving wife Peg of 58 years, and his children; Kandi (Greg), Kerri (Paul), Kris (Maxine) and his brother Robb (Lila). His memory and legacy will live on through his eight grandchildren; Alex (Kaelum), Tyler (Mercedes), Madelaine (Gerrit), Sam, Jack, Nolan, Kaden and Mackenzie, along with his three great granddaughters; Londyn, Aubrey and Ivy. Pat was predeceased by his loving parents Frank Reid Sloan and Barbara Ann Maclean Sloan, along with many relatives and special friends.
Pat was born in Cardston, moving to Edmonton where he earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and an introduction to his future bride. Pat and Peg started their married life in Edmonton, also spending 15 years in Sherwood Park and the last 20 years embracing the community of Pigeon Lake.
Enjoying challenge and adventure, Pat taught school at Kenilworth Junior High where he was “the Cool Teacher”. He coached their ball team to a City Final, sang at their monthly Lits wearing trendy Leisure Suits (sewn by Peg); and actually witnessed the wedding(s) for a couple of students who he kept in touch with. Pat went on to offer his expertise to the building industry (mainly with In-floor Heating) and finally as an agent with Canada Life where once again he applied his energy to helping people take care of themselves.
Forced to retire early because of a chronic health condition, Pat focused on participating in rural life at the Lake. He was active in the Pigeon Lake Lions, where he served as President and as a councilor and Mayor of the Summer Village of Poplar Bay. Pat proudly accepted the challenge to landscape a spectacular yard for their Bed and Breakfast which he also hosted while Peg was working, by following sticky notes throughout the kitchen! Pat loved music…..and had a wonderful singing voice. During their Snowbirding years, he was an exuberant member of the Palm Creek Chorus, often singing a solo at their annual Concert. He and his Lake buddies provided humor and entertainment as they golfed at the Black Bull Golf Resort, and enjoyed a friendly game of poker on a regular basis with Pat taking home more than his share of the winnings!
Pat had a great sense of humor and loved playing cards, particularly Cribbage or Bridge. He curled competitively in High School and later in Edmonton. Camping, singing and skiing were favorite pastimes – along with reading and watching tv! Pat almost always had a pet dog — most recently Gypsy – who misses him already!
The family wishes to acknowledge the extraordinary care provided by The CHOICE program, which resulted in Pat being able to remain at home for an additional year. We are also grateful for the care provided by the staff at Allen Gray Continuing Care – who supported the family on Pats final journey.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Greenview Room of the Woodvale Community Facility (located on the Millwoods Golf Course) 4540 – 50 Street NW, on Friday, December 9th beginning at 12:30 p.m. A light lunch will follow.
It was Pats wish that in lieu of flowers, charitable donations be made to:
The Good Samaritan Society CHOICE Program at the Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Center. 9649-71 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 5J2 https://gss.org/donate.
Serenity Funeral Service – South