LLOYD, Doris Viola, a long-time resident of Summerland, passed away Tuesday January 26, 2010. Born Aug. 2, 1930 in Cabri, Saskatchewan to Ella & Gustav Swanson, Doris was the only daughter and loved sister to 6 brothers. Being the only girl in the family Doris learned how to run a home in Cabri, then worked in the hospital laundry until she married the handsome soldier, Lars Clifford Lloyd in 1948. Mom made up for not having sisters by being a loved sister-in-law to dad’s sisters. It takes a special lady to be accepted as a sister by the sisters-in-law.
In the early years of marriage Mom & Dad lived in Keremeos until moving north to Vanderhoof, BC and then relocating to Prince George just after their first child Patrick was born in 1950.
During their years in Prince George Mom was a hardworking and resourceful stay-at-home mother to 6 children. Patrick Lloyd (deceased) Myrna (Richard) Baker, Rosemary (Fred) Lindsay, Donna (Vince) Watts, Joan (Daryl) Gurr, Doris (Hugh) Dixon, 17 grandchildren and six great grand children. Mom showed love and acceptance to all, and was the epitome of a gentle, peaceloving, joyful & forgiving spirit. Her commitment to her Lord Jesus Christ began early in her married life and she was an example to all her children. After Dad retired from trucking they made a few moves including Kamloops, Keremeos, Westbank and finally settled in Summerland where their youngest daughter Doris was raised.
During the years in Summerland Mom & Dad were kept busy raising Doris. Matter of fact, at the age of 50 mom decided she would try skiing. So while Doris was having her lesson, mom was learning on the bunny hill. Through the years in Summerland Mom was also active in her church, babysat for the bowling league and learned quilting. Every summer Mom had a garden and canned all sorts of fruit and jams. Since she was a topnotch cook and baker mom always showed hospitality to anyone and there was always a pot of coffee on the go.
Maybe it was from being raised on a farm, but mom loved whipped cream (on waffles please) and ice cream cones in the summer. In the last few years many special memories were made at Tim Horton’s having old fashioned doughnuts (glazed please) or getting a cone at Dairy Queen and enjoying it down by the lake. Funeral Service will be held Saturday February 6, 2010 at Hanson’s Arbor Funeral Chapel, 527 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC. Service will begin at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Pastor Rick Gay. Interment will take place after the Service at 12:00 p.m. at Penticton Lakeview Cemetery, followed by a Luncheon Reception at 1:00 p.m. at 527 Ellis Street. In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made the Alzheimers association in the name of Doris Lloyd.