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ORRISS– Lloyd David

July 15, 1923 – January 7, 2011

Lloyd passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on Friday January 7, 2011. In his final days his children were his constant companions and his eldest son Greg was by his side as he took his last breath.

To know Lloyd, was to love Lloyd.  He was a true gentleman with a joyous spirit, he was always happy, kind, caring, loving, considerate; a man of deep integrity.

He began his life’s journey on July 15, 1923 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.   Born to Margaret and David Orriss, he had the pleasure of growing up with three older siblings to watch out for him, brother Cliff, and sisters Margaret and Vera. Growing up through the Great Depression his family moved often to little towns in Saskatchewan and Alberta .

In 1942 Lloyd joined the armed services, volunteering to serve his country.  He was a Sergeant stationed in Nova Scotia where he undertook his basic, advanced and battle training and then went on to train other soldiers.

In 1947, Lloyd married the love of his life Marion Devitt. He first met Marion when he walked into school to complete his grade 12 and this beautiful woman was his teacher. She supported him as he pursued his education and obtained a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Lloyd had a long and successful career with Butler Manufacturing Company where he worked in the sales division and eventually became National Sales Manager. During his years with Butler, mom and dad enjoyed many business related trips to places such as Jamaica, Bermuda, Florida Keys, Arizona and Cape Cod.

After Lloyd retired in 1986, he and Marion toured Europe.  Lloyd and Marion were happily married for 56 wonderful years. Their house was always full of friends and family, good food, joyous music and more love than you can imagine.

Lloyd’s greatest joy and accomplishment was his family.  He is survived by his sons Greg (Linda) and Kevin (Sara), and his daughter Ranelle Carter, beloved son-in-law Alex Carter and Julie Orriss. He has ten wonderful grand children, Jenny (Chris ) Martin, David Orriss, Christy (Jess) Seuter, Heather (Ryan) Cannady, Trevor Orriss, Emily Orriss, Alanna Orriss, and the Carter girls…Tiffany, Charmaine and Miranda. More recently Lloyd took great pride in his great granddaughters, Zoey, Autumn, Julia, and Chloe.

Lloyd was predeceased by his wife Marion, his brother Cliff, sister Margaret and daughter in law Darlene. His sister Vera currently resides in Lloydminster.

Special thanks to Dr. Mustata, Dr. Roode, Dr. Leung, and nurses at the RGH especially Manny and Joy for the incredible care and kindness they provided dad in his final days.

Lloyd would like to wish a fond farewell to all his wonderful friends and the superb staff at both the Manor Village at Rocky Ridge and the Beverly Centre, Glenmore.

A celebration of Lloyd’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.  You may forward condolences through

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

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  1. Greg, Kevin, Ranelle and extended families.
    So sorry to hear of Uncle Lloyd’s passing. For some reason he has been on my mind these last few months. Uncle LLoyd has always had a warm spot in my heart as he was one of the kindest, gentlest, most sensible man I knew. You were truly lucky to have him as a father. I regret not being in touch these past few years and am sorry I won’t be able to attend the funeral. We all came home from Japan this year with a nasty cold/flu and need to keep it to ourselves. My thoughts will be with you on Friday and wish I could be there to bid him farewell. His warm heart will be missed.

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  2. I have fond memories of Lloyd Orriss. At Bonavista Baptist Church. Lloyd and Marion were among the seniors who went there in the 1990s. At St. Andrew’s United Church – there were a few months when Marion came using the HandiBus and Lloyd accompanied her. At the Beverly – Lloyd visited Marion regularly and Daphne would often visit and I did occasionally. We had good visits over tea time. And especially Lloyd and Marion’s 50th wedding anniversary. This was probably the best Golden Wedding I remember. Daphne and I appreciated being invited to that.
    Don Stiles

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  3. Linda and Jack Field, Kelowna, BC :

    Sincere condolences to you, Greg; as we’ve all come to know, it’s always too soon to lose a beloved parent. You’ll no doubt miss him for a long time to come. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    love, Jack and Linda

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  4. I was so sad to read about Lloyd’s passing. This world is losing an incredible person! I have so many fond memories of Lloyd through our association with Friends of Seniors. Visiting with him never left me disappointed but rather lifted up, encouraged, inspired, enlightened and delighted! He was a true gentleman full of wisdom, warmth and love. His legacy is a life well lived! He will continue to inspire all who came to know and love him.

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  5. Stan & Darlene Miller :

    Our most sincere sympathy to the family.

    My sister lived next to Marion at the Beverly Centre (2003) and could always rely on Lloyd to do a shopping pick up and of course show up with treats for daily coffee breaks.

    Our Mother (Opal Miller) knew both Lloyd and Marion from the school days …she too was one of Lloyd’s teachers. They visited many times and talked of the ‘good old days’.

    He will be missed and remembered fondly.

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  6. Nancy & Chris Steudler, parents of Carl (Karla) :

    Our condolences, Kevin, on the passing of your father. It sounds like he was a special person to many and a very fine fellow.

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  7. May I express sincere sympathy to you on the passing of your father, Lloyd. I hope the memories of shared experiences will bring you peace in the years ahead.

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  8. Barbara Lamoureux :

    Kevin and family: We were very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Although we didn’t really know him, he sounded like a lovely gentle man. I’m sure you have many, many good memories to sustain and comfort you in the coming months and years. Our love and prayers are with all of you.

    Barb Lamoureux and Terry Tibble.

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  9. Greg, please accept my deepest condolences for the passing of your father. I hope it helps to know that you have many friends who are thinking of you at this time of sorrow…….Bev

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  10. I am sorry I just read about Lloyd’s passing. I was in the Butler business from 1971 – 1996 and Lloyd was like a father to me. I always looked forward to our yearly trips south and enjoyed every minute I spent with the man.

    We often went to Smugglers for a mate’s cut when I visited Calgary and I loved his stories. It was because of Lloyd that I built and had a successful business and I am sorry that I have not been to Calgary for the past few years to visit him. Please let his family know what a profound affect he had on many of us.

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  11. Linda (Van Tassell) Marek :

    Kevin, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was always very nice to me and I liked him a lot. Would you believe my mother-in-law’s memorial service was the exact same day? We also called it a “Celebration” of her life. I know how you must be feeling. It’s only sad for us who are left here. Your dad is with your mom and the Lord and nothing could be better than that.

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