OBIT: Pat Sheehan, Volvo dealership founder

by Today's Trucking Staff

BURLINGTON, ON – Pat Sheehan, who owned and operated a Volvo truck dealership that bears his family name, has died of cancer. He was 75.

Sheehan emigrated to Canada in 1965 and began work as a long-haul truck driver before switching to heavy truck sales. In 1989, he and his wife Gayle opened a used truck lot, and two years later they secured a Volvo franchise. Sheehan’s Truck Centre moved to Harvester Road in Burlington, ON in 1996.

The family patriarch retired in 1999, when control of the business shifted to their daughter, Kelly, and son, Dennis.

The funeral will be held in the community’s St. Gabriel’s Church on March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day.

 

 

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