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LIGGETT – Lloyd John

August 1, 1917 – September 17, 2010

Lloyd passed away peacefully on September 17, 2010 at the age of 93 years.

Lloyd was born in 1917 in Zealandia Saskatchewan, to Olive and John Liggett. He stayed on the farm until the late 1930’s and left to receive training in sheet metal aviation in California. He returned to Canada and joined the RCAF in 1941 and married Margaret Brandon that same year. He started his flying career as an instructor with the British Commonwealth Air Training Program during WWII and continued with the RCAF for twenty five years, serving two tours of duty in Germany and France as a fighter pilot and staff officer, finally retiring as a Wing Commander with NATO in 1966. Lloyd and his family had happy memories of many trips throughout Europe and the Middle East.

On his return to Canada and Calgary he became a CLU with Canada Life Assurance Company, which he continued with until his retirement in 1971. During that time his commitment to community found him serving as President of the Alberta / NWT division of the Canadian Red Cross Society, he was a proud member and past President of Rotary Club of Calgary (South) 1976/77 and past President of the Institute of Chartered Life Underwriters (Calgary Chapter) and Elder and past board member of Riverview United Church. He enjoyed golfing at Canyon Meadows and hosting many happy meals at the golf club. He was married to Margaret for almost sixty five years and lovingly cared for her in her final years when her health deteriorated. He always tried to find the best in everyone, was a kind, generous and practical man that loved his family.

Lloyd is survived by his three sons, Bill (Shirley), Bob (Carol), and Brian (Gail); six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren

Lloyd was predeceased by his wife Margaret and his brother Charles.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Graveside service to follow at Queens Park Cemetery

In living memory of Lloyd, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.  Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Peter and Justina Penner :

    Dear Brian and Gail and other members of the family: Though you have been expecting your father to surrender to death, it is still brings sorrow. We offer our sympathies and condolonence and pray that the Lord may bring you and all yours comfort at this time. We have fond memories of Lloyd from Calgary South Rotary when he used to come to meetings, now some years ago. Peter Penner

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  2. Bill+Eileen[Brandon] Olstead :

    Sorry to hear about the passing of uncle Lloyd. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Eileen+Bill

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  3. Laidler Donald and Marjorie :

    To Lloyd and Marg Liggett’s sons —
    in most loving memory of Lloyd and Marg, two of the most charming friends of ours in the RCAF, especiallly overseas on Sabres during the great days of the 50s!!!!
    Don and Marjorie Laidler

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  4. I was a very young fighter pilot on Lloyd’s squadron (414) in Baden Soellingen, Germany in the early fifties. I married my late wife, Shirley, while stationed there and he was kind enough to serve as her surrogate father for the ceremony. He was a warm and thoughtful man and I have always admired him greatly. A first rate squadron commander and a true gentleman.
    My deepest sympathies to your family.

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  5. Mervin and Beverley Brandon :

    Dear Bill, Bob, Brian and families. .
    We are sorry to hear that Uncle LLoyd has passed away. We are unable to attend the service but we will be thinking of all of you and extend our condolances at this time.
    With love
    Mervin and Beverley Brandon

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  6. Deb & Greg Bosley :

    Dear Brian, Gail & Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to call.

    Deb & Greg Bosley

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  7. Bev and Larry Mosser :

    S/L Liggett was my mutual partner when we went through the T-33 instructor’s course in Portage la Prairie in 1959. We were both transferred to Gimli where he was promoted and became our Wing Commander Flying. He was a great pilot and an outstanding officer. Both Bev and I will miss he and Marg. May God bless those he left behind.

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  8. Lloyd was my Squadron Commander(414} in Germany during the mid 50’s.
    He was not only a great commander but a real gentleman. I have nothing but great memories of my time on Squadron with him.

    My sympathies to all the family.

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  9. S/Liggett was my Squadron Commander on 414 squadron, Baden,Germany. I have many good memories of serving under S/L Liggett both in Germany and later at Gimli.
    I extend my condolences to the family of S/L Liggett

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  10. I extend my sincere condolences to the sons of Lloyd Liggett and their families. He was Commanding Officer of 414 Squadron in Germany when I was a pilot on that unit in 1956. Lloyd was an excellent leader and a fine gentleman, and I value highly the time I served under him.

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