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IN MEMORIAM

REMEMBERING RON SLEGG

W

e are sad to announce the
passing of Ronald Albert
Slegg, a dedicated member
of the building supply industry and
the greater community. He died
peacefully at Saanich Peninsula
Hospital on April 29 at age 70.
Ron was born on December 13, 1949
in Victoria. He spent his early life in
Sidney and his family later moved to
Victoria. Growing up, Ron loved taking
part in both land and water sports
with his friends. He later attended the
University of Victoria and University
of British Columbia. After receiving a
degree in commerce, he began working
for the family sawmill, Slegg Forest
Products, in Cowichan Bay. While
working in the office, Ron met his future
wife Patti. The two married in 1973.
Ron and Patti had three children,
Jennifer, Steven and Amy. Ron moved
back to Sidney to work for the family
building supply business, then known as
Slegg Brothers, founded by his father

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Eric and his uncle Maurice (Morris),
and later known as Slegg Lumber, with
his brother Bob. The brothers helped
grow the business to include locations
throughout Vancouver Island and the
Lower Mainland.
Throughout his career, Ron worked
almost every job at the store, including
truck driver, forklift operator, sales,
general manager and ultimately
president. Ron later became involved
with the company buying group,
TIMBER MART, and served as the
board's chairman for many years.
At the store, Ron considered all
staff to be family and all customers as
friends. One of the most challenging
days Ron ever faced was the day
he and Bob sold the business. In
retirement, Ron missed going to
work and chatting with everyone. He
maintained contact with many former
employees and customers.
Ron was a devoted husband to Patti
and a great father and grandfather.

Ron was an active person, and
enjoyed boating, golfing and
travelling. He hosted family vacations
for his kids and grandchildren every
spring break. One of Ron's most
memorable moments was when
he reacquired his 1969 MGB from
his college days. Ron also enjoyed
working on his boat and traversing
through the San Juan and Gulf Islands
each summer. Ron's favourite places
to stop were Roche Harbour, Friday
Harbour, Montague Harbour and
Ganges Harbour on Salt Spring Island.
Our condolences to Ron's family. He
will be greatly missed. 

2020-06-18 9:38 AM


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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020

Chair’s Message
Board of Directors
BSIA News and Events
In Memoriam
Calendar of Events
Orion Award Winner Stories
Power to the People
Three Tips for Effective Virtual Networking During Covid-19
Changing Relationships in Building Materials
President’s Message: Last Word
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
Index to Advertisers
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - Chair’s Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - BSIA News and Events
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - In Memoriam
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - Calendar of Events
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - Orion Award Winner Stories
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - 11
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - Power to the People
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - Three Tips for Effective Virtual Networking During Covid-19
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - Changing Relationships in Building Materials
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - President’s Message: Last Word
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Fall 2020 - Index to Advertisers
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