COLIN CLEMENTS LLOYD
July 2, 1945 - August 7, 2022
It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Colin Clements Lloyd of Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 7, 2022 at age 77. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile.
Colin was born to Thomas and Margaret Lloyd in Winnipeg’s West End on July 2, 1945. He was the first of three generations to attend Clifton School. Colin went on to complete his education at General Wolfe School and TecVoc High School where he was a proud member of the football team. As a youngster, he had a passion for watching the races at the Brooklands Speedway which he carried on into adulthood watching the cars race the high bank dirt oval at Victory Lane Speedway (formerly the Red River Coop Speedway). It was Colin’s dream to one day attend a NASCAR race in Charlotte, North Carolina. Not only did he get a chance to see a NASCAR race but he even had a chance to ride along in one of the cars. Colin lived to serve his community. He was an equipment manager for the Winnipeg AAA Hockey Association and loved being part of the local Clifton Community Centre supporting the youth.
He spoke fondly of his time as a reservist with The Royal Winnipeg Rifles at Minto Armoury in his twenties. Colin met and married the love of his life, Beverley, in 1967. He and Bev purchased his childhood home on Clifton Street shortly thereafter and over the following years he watched with deep pride as his family grew. In 2009 he and Bev moved permanently to their little piece of paradise in Grand Beach, Manitoba.
Colin began his career with the Winnipeg Hydro in 1965. He was a dedicated and hardworking lineman. He loved to share stories about his time with The Hydro but most of all he loved to share the knowledge he gained on the job. Quick with a joke, Colin could make the room erupt with equal parts laughter and groans. After his retirement from Winnipeg Hydro, Colin spent his time relaxing in his big recliner, tinkering in his shack, exploring the Manitoba snowmobile trails and letting his family know how much they are loved at every opportunity.
Colin made friends everywhere he went. If you were one of the lucky ones to call him a friend, you know how quick he was to lend a helping hand, a tool or some good advice.
Colin will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Beverley; his children: Tom and Jim (Paige) and his grandchildren: Shelina (Anthony), Sarissa and Jenaya as well as numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter Chawna (Kerry).
To my husband, I look at you and I am home. I see nothing worse than to be without you, because with you, my soul feels complete. You are the other half of me and I love you. You are my home no matter where that is. I love you forever and always.
Love, your wife.
At the family’s request, no service will be held. The family would like to thank the staff of the Health Sciences Centre for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Colin’s name to CancerCare Manitoba.
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