Merle Vivian ‘Bev’ Lloyd was born on October 18, 1930 in Calgary, Alberta and passed away peacefully on December 12, 2014 at KBRH in Trail.
Bev is predeceased by her husband, Jack (John), her father, Muriel, her stepfather Sandy (Denton), her mother Vivian, and her sister Georgena.
Bev is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Joe) Ulmer and Jaromey Ashlie and her grandson Devin (Samantha), her sister Sherry Noel, her brother-in-law Dennis Lychuck, her niece Marylin (Gary) Stuart, her nephews, Gary Banman, Matthew Noel and Chris Noel, her special cousins Ron, Stew, and Marlene, and her 3rd Ave family – May, Jackie, Tom, Rod, Alison, Milt and Jo-Jo.
Gardening was one of Mom’s greatest joys in life. She grew the most amazing roses! She was an avid gardener and looked forward to tending her large vegetable garden, tomato plants and beautiful flowers, especially her roses every year.
Mom worked in the service industry for many years, both in the private sector as well as a federal government contractor. Friendly and outgoing, she made a point of being efficient, reliable and timely even in the worst weather conditions.
Mom had a natural aptitude and love for ballroom dancing and her talent was obvious even to a casual observer. She won several dance competitions and later derived great pleasure from teaching the intricacies of this discipline to her dance students.
Mom was passionate in her love of animals, especially dogs, cats and horses. After the loss of her beloved pets Sandy Boy, Makoos, Pookie and Suzy, she volunteered to babysit her friends’ dog, Jo-Jo. As a surrogate “mom” she cared for Jo-Jo during the day, some weekends and even extended periods when her friends vacationed. Even if Mother was feeling ill her eyes would brighten as soon as she saw Jo-Jo.
She generously donated to many charities and causes, some of which included BCSPCA, Wildlife Rescue Association, Canadian Wildlife Federation, BC Cancer Association, MS Society, Salvation Army and Union Gospel Mission to name a few. Her financial support will no doubt be missed.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00pm from Trail United Church at 1300 Pine Avenue. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at www.myalternatives.ca
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