Greg Slade
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Greg Slade

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Greg J. Slade
Born 1960s.
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Son of and [private mother (1930s - 2020s)]
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Greg reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the January 2022 Sourcerers' Challenge
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Greg reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the Jun 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge
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Greg Slade is 1/32 Irish.

Greg Slade is a helpdesk technician and wannabe T-shirt tycoon. He was born at 5 minutes to midnight on a Tuesday night in Grace Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 1967, Greg's father drove the family across Canada to celebrate Canada's centennial, visiting every province along the way. Then, in 1973, Greg went on a school field trip to the Northwest Territories and the Yukon, so he had visited every province and territory in Canada. (The government of Canada could not allow this situation to continue, so in 1999, they split off Nunavut as a separate territory, just to spite Greg.)

In 2005, Greg was one of the instigators of the Burrard Inlet Fan Fellowship (BIFF), a science fiction fan club in North Vancouver, British Columbia.


On February 9th, 2013, the most wonderful woman in the world stood up in front of God and everybody at Praise Fellowship in Russell, Pennsylvania and promised to be Greg's wife. Best. Day. Ever.

Notable Relatives

Name Relationship Degrees of Separation Notable As
Herbert John Welch great uncle 3 Member of the Legislative Assembly for Comox, and president of the Olympic Logging Company
Stephen West fifth great grandfather 7 Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia for Cornwallis
Harlan Cary Brewster second cousin twice removed's brother-in-law 9 18th Premier of British Columbia
Douglas McCurdy second great aunt's daughter-in-law's first cousin once removed 10 Aviation pioneer and Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.
Charles Tupper third cousin four times removed 11 Premier of Nova Scotia and Prime Minister of Canada.
Edgar Rice Burroughs sixth cousin twice removed 15 Adventure, science fiction, and fantasy author.
Chris Whitten seventh cousin twice removed 16 Founder of WikiTree.
George Williamson seventh cousin twice removed 16 Inventor of the Oh_Henry! bar.


What makes Greg a wannabe T-shirt tycoon? Well, he just can't resist making up T-shirt designs, so he puts them up on CafePress for anybody to buy if they want. Apparently, his sense of humour (or possibly his sense of aesthetics, or both) are a little out of skew compared to most people, but in a good year, he earns enough commissions that he can offer a T-shirt as a prize during at least one thon.

  • You can see Greg's WikiTree-related designs in the WikiTree Love shop.
  • On very rare occasions, Greg actually gets serious, and you can see the results in the But seriously... shop.
  • The light of Greg's life and the delight of his eyes once said, "My husband is a goofball. But I love him anyway." Just possibly, that comment was prompted by comments like the ones you can find in the My Goofball shop.
  • Greg has been inspired by the light of his life and the delight of his eyes, as you can see in the My Sweetie shop.
  • You can see Greg's nerdy designs in The Nerdhood.
  • You can see Greg's designs for those responsible for the care and feeding of nerds in the Bride of Nerdhood shop.
  • You can see more of Greg's nutty designs (okay, they're all pretty nutty) in the Nut Patrol shop.
  • Greg has collected a few inspiring quotes over the years, and you can find them in the Pithwear shop.
  • Greg and the light of his life and the delight of his eyes have come up with some designs together, and you can find them in the Shared Brain shop.
  • You can even find the official shop of the word "stoggle", which means, "to cause great, even overwhelming, surprise". Use "stoggle" in a sentence today!
  • Greg is extremely thankful that God brought the light of his life and the delight of his eyes into his life (among other things), and uses the designs in the Thanks Be shop to express that.


Greg attended Maple Grove Elementary School and Magee Secondary School in Vancouver, the Baptist Leadership Training School in Calgary, Alberta, and Vancouver Community College, Langara campus in Vancouver.

In 1983, Greg graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology.

From 1983 to 1986, Greg attended Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. While there, he acted as a student pastor at the United Baptist Church in Middleton, and Mulgrave Park United Baptist Church in Halifax.


In the summer of 1977, Greg was on staff at Keats Camps, Keats Island, British Columbia.

In the summer of 1982, Greg went to Africa for the first time, working with SIM in Niger.

In the summer of 1984, Greg helped to run a day camp at Bethel Baptist Church in Sechelt, British Columbia which was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records for baking the world’s largest chocolate chip cookie.

In 1990, Greg was interim pastor at Bethel-First Baptist Church in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and in 1991 he was interim pastor at Comox Community Baptist Church in Comox, British Columbia.

In the summer of 1992, Greg was on a Canadian Baptist Volunteers team to Eritrea. In 1993, Greg returned to Eritrea with SIM, and was present during the UN-supervised referendum which led to Eritrea's independence from Ethiopia.

From 1996 to 1998, Greg worked at the Life Center in Crikvenica, Croatia under Canadian Baptist Volunteers.

From 2000 to 2002, Greg worked at Crossroads International in Hong Kong, where he taught local volunteers how to fix up old computers for donation to other charities around the world.

From 2003 to 2004, Greg worked for a division of Honeywell which makes quality control equipment for paper mills.

Since 2004, Greg has been working as a computer helpdesk technician and technical writer, so if some of his G2G posts read as if they belong in a computer manual, there's probably a good reason for that.

Note: Please do not blame any of these organisations. Clearly, they had no idea what they were getting themselves into when they hired him.


There wasn't enough room for all my badges above, so here are the missing ones ;-)


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In the event of my death, I would like all of the profiles that I manage for people in my family and direct ancestors to be entrusted to the care of my wife, or whoever she designates. I would like all of the free-space profiles that I manage on behalf of various projects to be handed over to the current leader(s) of the relevant project. (Any free-space profiles which are my personal sandboxes can be deleted.) Any non-family profiles which already have their privacy set to Open can be orphaned. I would like all non-family profiles which are for living people, deceased women who have living children, or people who have been deceased for less than three years should be entrusted to whomever is willing to take care of them until family members can be found to take them over.

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If you want to contact me or ask me a question, please use the "send private message" link (, rather than posting your message here. Also, of you send me a message, please check your spam folder. I have noticed that, because I'm not using one of the "big boys" for my email, many ISPs classify the email that I send as spam, so the person I'm replying to doesn't see it, but I don't get a bounce message, either. (And if you have written to me before, didn't get a reply, and don't see it in your spam folder, try again, and check your spam folder for my response.) Thank you.

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