May 3rd 1939 — Aug 8th 2023 (84 years)
Tennant, Eli Cecil Robert passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 at the age of 84 in White Rock, British Columbia. Eli will be deeply missed by people whose lives he tremendously influenced. Eli was born, May 3, 1939 in Patterson Twp., Parry Sound Dist. Ontario, began his career by assisting in a hunting lodge, logging trucker and a mining field worker went on to become a great leader who managed global drilling operations for well-known mining companies including Coates Drilling (Canada and the United States), Algoma Drilling (Canada), Major Drilling (Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America), Can-Asia Drilling (Mongolia), and Falcon Drilling (Canada, Mongolia, Mexico). He shared his more than 50 years of extensive professional experience, knowledge, and insights with others throughout his lifetime. He worked in a variety of countries, successfully establishing and managing regional branches and centers that are still in operation today, and he was genuinely devoted to his profession and to hard work. Eli enjoyed teaching and the opportunity to mentor and encourage colleagues to develop strong professionalism and technical knowledge. During the past 18 years, he served as a devoted senior manager at Falcon Drilling Ltd, where he was instrumental in the company's expansion into Mongolia Mexico and Nevada. Despite health issues over the past several years, he has continued to provide prompt advice and assistance whenever necessary. He was a kindhearted, amazing man and made a positive impact on many people throughout his life. Certainly, he lived a life well-lived, leaving behind wonderful memories. “One Life Lived, Many Lives Touched” Grateful for having and shared his life are: close family, Undrakhgerel Purevdorj, Khulan Tsogbadral, Gary Paulson, Grant Paulson, Falcon Drilling Ltd, complete crew of Mongolia branch, complete crew of Mexico branch, Nevada branch, his close friends Matt Norris, Tony Graham, Fred Bussutil, Mario Loyaza.