December 21, 1917 – Major, SK
February 2, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Melvin “Mel” Thomas Sloan of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the age of 96 years
Mel was born in Major, Saskatchewan to Robert and Emily Sloan. He married Jean Davey from Craigmyle, AB, and together lived in Hanna, AB for over twenty-five years, moving to Calgary in 1967.
Mel proudly served his country in World War II as a member of the Loyal 49th Edmonton Regiment, and bravely fought in the battle of Ortona, Italy. Mel was wounded in action and upon his return, was a dedicated employee of the CNR for thirty-eight years. He worked in Hanna and Calgary, retiring in 1982. Mel spent his retirement years enjoying his passions: curling, cribbage games, billiards, gardening and watching rodeo events.
A very healthy person to the end, Mel had a strong heart with an incredible will to live. Mel was a dedicated family man, who demonstrated his love by providing for his family.
Mel is survived by his children, Donna (Mervyn) Anderson, Lloyd Sloan and Lois (Richard) Stoppler; three granddaughters, Sherry, Connie, Lauren; one grandson Scott; six great-grandsons, Court, Colin, Caiden, Sloan, Kohl, Ethan; and one great-granddaughter Avery, all of whom he loved dearly and gave him immense joy. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Jean Sloan. He was very well liked by everyone he met. He was full of generosity, kindness and a wonderful, mischievous sense of humour.
No one could ask for more and we are so grateful to have shared this time with him. We will miss him dearly but know that he will be watching over all of us and his memory will live on forever.
A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross Society, Southern Alberta Region, 2nd Floor, 1305 – 11st Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 3P6, Telephone: (403) 541-6100, www.redcross.ca or to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818. Many thanks, to McKenzie Towne Senior Residence for eight years of care and also to Chinook Intercare West.
In living memory of Mel Sloan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences