1938 – 2011
Our beloved Lloyd, husband of 42 years to Vivian, father to Betty-Lou Faa (Allon) of Maple Ridge, BC, David Johnson (Lisa) of Vernon, BC, Debi Lyons (Robin) of Kamloops, BC and Laurie Proudfoot of Trail, BC, grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 11, all of whom adored him. He is also survived by his brothers Vern Johnson (Virginia) of Kelowna, BC and Gary Johnson (Marilyn) of Cassidy, BC. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents Casper and Lila Johnson.
A big man with a love for any person or furry creature that needed help, he would pick a baby robin from the ground and carry it so gently…. He was one of those people that would give his shirt…. if only to help. Lloyd began his working career as a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers as a heavy equipment operator. It was his entrepreneur spirit and love of business that led him on a journey to own and operate Paving Companies, Hotels, Restaurant Franchises, and Night Clubs. He loved his work and it drove his passion to never quit. He was also successful in his journey of the heart with his adoring children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and Vivian, whose dedication kept it all ok. Lloyd loved the ocean, travelling to foreign countries, making smoked salmon in his great big smoker, Football, Hockey, Golf , Live Theatre, entertaining and having fun.
A Memorial Service will be held at Yates Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Rd Parksville, BC on Saturday, October 1, 2011 @ 2:00pm.
Donations in Lloyd’s memory may be made to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association, PO Box 364, Errington, BC V0R 1V0.
‘You left us too soon and will be sadly missed always’
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.