McDougal Sloan, Bill, 1919-2010

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McDougal Sloan, Bill, 1919-2010

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Bill Sloan was born on December 5, 1919, in Vancouver. In 1936, he began his career in forestry with the BC Forest Service. He served with the Canadian Forestry Corps (also known as the Sawdust Fusiliers) during World War II. Following the war, Bill attended the University of British Columbia and graduated from the Commerce Faculty in 1947. In 1950, he was appointed Superintendent of Forestry for the Northwest Territories and Wood Buffalo National Park, after working in the forestry and logging industries in the Cariboo region of B.C. He was hired by Canadian Pacific in the role of Manager of the Land Department of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway on Vancouver Island in 1957, and three years later, he moved to Victoria. In 1962, he became the President of Pacific Logging Company Ltd. (a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific) and managed the private forest lands of Canadian Pacific. Bill continued working for Pacific Logging Company until he retired in 1986, at which point he was made an Honorary Member of the Association of BC Forests Professionals.

Bill Sloan died on August 19, 2010, in Victoria.


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Created: SBUTTERFIELD 2018-10-31




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