On April 28, 2011, Mr. Lloyd Daryl Williamson of Kenville, Manitoba and formerly of Williams Lake, British Columbia passed away at the age of 75 years.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Sandra, his mother Laura, his children, stepchildren, grandchildren, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and many nieces and nephews. At the time of his passing, he was eagerly awaiting the birth of his first great grandchild. Lloyd was predeceased by his father, Donovan, one brother and one sister.
Lloyd was born on July 9, 1935 in Birch River, Manitoba and spent his formative years in Bellsite and Westgate, Manitoba. As an adult, he moved to Swan River, Manitoba where his various employment opportunities included managing the Skyline Motel and working at King Motors. He left the area, moving to The Pas, Manitoba for a few years before relocating to Williams Lake, British Columbia in 1978 where he spent the remainder of his work career with School District 27, rising to Maintenance Supervisor for the district, finally retiring in 2003 at the age of 68. Lloyd became a master carpenter-cabinetmaker by trade and appreciated the beauty of finely worked wood.
When Lloyd was 63, he took up pony chuckwagon racing as a hobby. It quickly became his number one passion and he worked tirelessly for the British Columbia Pony Chuckwagon and Chariot Association. He spent his summers enjoying the company of his many racing buddies travelling throughout British Columbia and northern Alberta until moving back to Manitoba in the spring of 2010.
Lloyd was admired and respected by everyone he associated with, whether it was a business colleague, an employee, a friend or an acquaintance. He lived his life by the Golden Rule and treated each and every person equally. All whose lives he touched will miss him.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm from the St. Andrews United Church in Swan River, Manitoba with Pastor Roy Jamieson officiating.
The urnbearer will be one of Lloyd’s long time friends, Gilbert Leming.
The service will terminate at the Church followed by a memorial luncheon at the Elks Hall in Swan River, Manitoba.
Should friends so desire, memorial donations in Lloyd’s memory may be made to the CancerCare Foundation of Manitoba or to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
Arrangements are entrusted to Jim Webster of Swan Valley Funeral Services Ltd.,
363 Kelsey Trail (Hwy 10 North) Swan River, Manitoba. 204-734-5775