November 7, 1929 – January 16, 2021
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ervin Sloan on January 16, 2021 at age 91. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Mona, his 3 daughters Cindy (Lawrence), Shelly (Darrell), Dawn (Russ), 4 grandchildren Dino (Gillis), Greg (Lindsey), Todd, Heather (Mike), 6 great grandchildren Sacha, Brooke, Ben, Jane, Owen, Quinn, his 2 brothers Frank and Dick, and several nieces and nephews.
Ervin was born in the Swan Valley, south of Kinuso, to Ernest and Sylvia Sloan. He attended the one room school in the Valley. Ervin left home, going out to work at a young age working on seismic crews. In 1959 he purchased his first seismic rig and operated his contract drilling business, Sloan Drilling for 25 years working throughout northern Alberta and the territories. In 1969 Ervin, Mona and their daughters moved from Shaunavon, Saskatchewan where they had lived for the past ten years, to the Kinuso area where he grew up, and started raising cattle while still running his seismic business in the winters.
Ervin loved many sports including playing baseball and watching the Blue Jays, curling, golfing, and Oilers hockey. He also loved to play cards, especially 500, euchre, crib and poker. He was an active member of the Kinuso Seniors, and volunteered at the Kinosayo museum and Ag Society.
After retirement Ervin & Mona spent winters in Arizona. They have resided at the Vanderwell Lodge in Slave Lake for the past 3 years.
Ervin was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Mildred and Vivian, and his brother Gene.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. If you choose, memorial donations may be made to the Swan Valley Cemetery or the Kinosayo Museum at Kinuso.