William (Will) John Malloff

November 19, 1933 – July 2, 2015


Will Malloff, inventor – artist – author –

musician, passed away Thursday at his home in Alert Bay, BC.

Will was born November 19, 1933 in

Vulcan, Alberta, the eldest son of John and Mabel Malloff (deceased) of Lethbridge, Alberta.

Will leaves behind his loving brother Peter (Barbara) of Cranbrook, BC, his two nephews Jason (Nelson, BC) and Chad (Campbell River, BC) and many friends too numerous to count from Alert Bay, Vancouver Island, BC Interior, California and wherever he travelled during his adventuresome life.

Will travelled many paths in his 81 years. He began his adventure as a logger, which out of necessity lead to the invention of a ripping chain and modifications to the

Alaska Mill. He took his vast knowledge on chainsaw lumber making and wrote the well-used and loved book ‘Chainsaw Lumbermaking’. Will was also a true artist building some of the most incredible massive furniture you will ever see. He was also know for his love of music and playing his guitar at local jam sessions and various music festivals on Vancouver Island.

Will was a talented, unique individual who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Alert Bay.