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WATSON, Lloyd Allan

October 12, 1924 – Stettler, AB
August 17, 2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness that the family of Lloyd Allan Watson of Calgary announce his passing at the age of 89 years on Sunday, August 17, 2014 after a brief illness.

Lloyd will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Madeleine (Steve) Mertl of Vancouver, Kathy (Gerald) Geiger of Edmonton, his sister Bette (Tom) Welch of Calgary. He will also be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family members, his A&W coffee buddies, the staff at the Southland Leisure Center, and the “Girls” at the Shoppers Drug Mart who kept a watchful eye on Lloyd and his sweet tooth. Lloyd will be remembered as a kind, caring father who was always there for his children, his sense of humour, and as a good friend.

Lloyd was predeceased by his son Peter, his two brothers Claude Watson and Ivan Watson; and his two sisters Dorothy Ross-Jones and Marjorie Cameron.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Poppy Fund #1, 4539 – 6 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6, Telephone: 403-265-6304, http://www.poppyfund.com or the charity of your choice. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Rocky View Hospital and Dr. Simmons for their kind and compassionate care.

In living memory of Lloyd Watson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. You were a man of few words, Lloyd, but always kind and generous to Madeleine and me. You lived life on your terms but your family was always in your thoughts. You will be missed.

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  2. I didn’t see you much after we left Calgary, Lloyd, but I remember well your stories of your service on Corvette’s in the Atlantic during the war, sitting well-sites as an early landman in the oil patch in the depths of prairie winters and your gentle rebukes to my brothers and I for teasing your young daughters many moons ago.
    I always enjoyed your company and the world will be a sadder place without you. God speed and enjoy the java up there with the boys!

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  3. Bernie & DebGeiger and family :

    To our dear Kathy and Gerald. This is being sent with our deep love and affection to you and your family. Please know we are thinking of you at this time. My heart breaks for you and we will always, always be here for you both. xoxox Lovingly Bernie and Deb

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  4. Danny and Phyllis Duncan :

    With sadness on hearing the news of Lloyd’s sudden passing, Loyd and I worked together for Gulf Canada for many years in Sasktchewan where he managed the surveying, wellsite and access construction and reclamation projects. He had an incredible technique for dealing with cantankerous land owners and local contractors, an art I have often used in subsequent years. We will miss seeing him at his 3:00 pm routine at the Soutland Leisure Centre with our ongoing discussion on politics and other world events as well as the occasional chats at A&W. Rest in peace Lloyd, keep on peddling.

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