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GENE JOSEPH LLOYD (published on October 17, 2008)

GENE JOSEPH LLOYD Our sadness is profound as we announce that Gene, peacefully at his home on October 12, 2008 left this life to walk in the eternal sunshine with our Lord. His battle with cancer was truly courageous and exemplary, for his indomitable spirit transcended the disease.Gene, born in Trinidad and Tobago was predeceased by his parents Cecil and Eastlyn Lloyd and his brother Lewis. Joan, his beloved wife of 40 years deeply mourns his loss along with their three sons, Marc, Derek (Hazel) and Karl, his grandchildren, Vaughan and Aaliyah as well as Michael affectionately regarded as son # 4. Gene will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Val, Lynette, Will, Dave Cheryl (U.S.), Myrna, Patsy, Doreen (Trinidad) and Arthur (Canada). So too will numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and countless friends living in England, U.S., Trinidad and Tobago and across Canada and especially Missy and Roy his Cruising Partners. Gene was an extraordinary human being .He recognized at an early age that “Service to Humanity is the best work of life” and “The Brotherhood of Man transcends the sovereignty of Nations”. As a result, he lived his life exemplifying these truths. This belief provided the underpinnings of his service to his family, church, education, sports and community. Gene’s career as an educator saw him as teacher at Hugh John McDonald School, Vice Principal at Victoria Albert School and Principal at Wolseley and William Whyte Schools. His involvement in the community, sports and his church saw him serving in various capacities on Boards and Committees. Among them--President of the Folk Arts Council of Wpg Inc., President of the Trinidad and Tobago Society, President of the Manitoba Cricket Association, Member of planning committee Pan-am Games, member of planning committee Manitoba 125, Vestry member and member of Synod for Holy Trinity Anglican Church…..these are but a few. For the last fifteen years Gene has been the Senior Credentials Assessment Officer for the Manitoba Government. So many of his clients reported that he inspired them, gave them hope and confidence as they settled in this new land. Gene’s commitment to his Family is unparalleled. No wonder his sons regard him as their Hero and Joan often reminds him that he is the wind beneath her wings. Indeed Gene has touched many, many lives. The family is very grateful to all Gene’s health care providers. Special thanks to the Cancer Care nurses at St. Boniface Hospital Clinic. They are true angels. Drs. Gingerich. Ogaranko and Salem have gone beyond the call of duty and for this we are grateful. For the wide circle of praying friends….we do indeed thank you for your caring and support. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gene’s memory to Cancer Care Foundation Mb. 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or to a charity of your choice. A memorial service to celebrate Gene’s life will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church 256 Smith St. on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception at Neil Bardal Inc., 3030 Notre Dame Avenue, across from Brookside Cemetery. Rest in Peace Gene Joseph. Remember we could not ask…we could not ask for more!!! Neil Bardal Inc. 949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca


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