Edward Lloyd Brown
It is with great sadness we announce that Lloyd
passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 29, 2014
in Parksville, BC at the age of 86.
He was born February 21, 1928 in Winnipeg, MB to John and Hattie Brown. Lloyd and family moved from Manitoba to various farming communities throughout Saskatchewan – they were prairie farmers during difficult times which helped mould Lloyd and his siblings into resourceful, hard-working and productive citizens.
Lloyd met Lillian Biddle in Tisdale, SK and they married in Surrey, BC in 1953. Lloyd worked as a dairy deliveryman and watched his family grow to include a son and daughter. He moved his family to Winfield, BC then on to Kelowna and finally to Prince George, BC in 1965 in pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities. It was during his time in Prince George that Lloyd pursued his interests in hunting and fishing trips and enjoyed many rounds of golf with his close friends. Following the passing of his wife Lillian in 1998, Lloyd was once again on the move, relocating to Whiskey Creek on Vancouver Island to be closer to his sister Peggy and escape the harsh Prince George winters.
As an avid sportsman, Lloyd took part in BC Senior Games for a number of years successfully in earning medals for horseshoes, pool, and whist. Lloyd was an active member of RCL #76 in Qualicum Beach and enjoyed playing cribbage each week. In 2008, Lloyd and his partner were the BC Yukon Legion Cribbage Champions and represented the Province at the Dominion Championship held in Grand Bend, ON.
Lloyd was predeceased by his wife Lillian, and brothers, Gordon and Jack. Lloyd leaves to mourn his passing his son Wayne (Arlene) of Qualicum Beach, BC; daughter, Georgina (Darryl) Dreger of Sherwood Park, AB; his only grandson, Josh Dreger of Sherwood Park, AB. Lloyd is also survived by his sisters who loved him dearly, Audrey Wallington of Tisdale, SK, Peggy (Archie) Bertram of Parksville, BC and Phyllis (Fred) Stone of Montrose, BC.
Lloyd enjoyed having family and friends around him – his infectious laugh could be heard and readily identified. Lloyd requested no service be held. Those wishing to honour Lloyd’s memory can do so by raising a glass at Happy Hour and toasting a life well lived.
The family would like to thank all those involved in Lloyd’s care especially the Island Health Home Care Staff and BC Ambulance Attendants and Paramedics. You made a positive difference!
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.