Patrick Orval Miles EganSeptember 11, 1946 ~ March 20, 2017 (age 70)
Pat was born the fourth of six children to Orval and Betty Egan in Bodmin Sasketchewan September 11, 1946. In 1949 his family moved to BC for a new beginning. Their journey began in Walcott, in a small dirt floor cabin, they eventually settled in Smithers. There he was raised enjoying hockey, baseball and the outdoors. In 1961 the family moved again, this time settling in North Vancouver. Here he stayed as long as he was able, but the Bulkley Valley was luring him back and he returned in his late teens, living with his sister Carol. He worked side by side with his brother in law Bob Carroll, taking them anywhere there was a sense of adventure. Line cutting or running pack horses, whatever fulfilled his love of the outdoors. In 1969 he met the love of his life Betty. They married in 1971 and began their own family. At that time he was working for a Japanese mining company based out of Vancouver. They returned to the valley to raise their family. Over the next decade he called Telkwa, Granisle and Topley Landing home, logging for Bill Widen, Vihar and Bruce Kerr. Camp life got the better of him and in 1981 Pat returned to Smithers with his family to begin his career with PIR, where he stayed until his retirement. Pat loved hockey, curling, fastball whether playing, coaching or watching. His passion for the outdoors was only overshadowed by his love for his family. His hobbies of hunting, fishing and guiding, and the many adventures that came with that, was always shared with one, or all of his family members. Pat was a mentor. He proudly passed on his knowledge and experiences to his children and family. He felt his success was never measured by his accomplishments but rather that of his family. Pat is survived by, and will lovingly be remembered by his wife Betty, children Jody (Dennis), OJ (Darcie), Bill (Kim), 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is pre-deceased by his father Orval, mother Betty, brother Bill and sister Carol.