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Pinder, Lloyd

Mr. Lloyd Pinder, beloved husband of the late Alice Pinder, passed away at Extendicare in Fort Macleod on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009.
Lloyd is survived by his children Barb Dick of Calgary, as well as Dianne Coast and Don (Chris) Pinder of Fort Macleod; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lloyd was born on a farm near Granum on Feb. 8, 1917. In September 1924 the family moved to Fort Macleod, his home for the rest of his life. The family of 12 ran a dairy business, thus Lloyd learned early the value of hard work.
On Sept. 12, 1941 Lloyd married Alice Simonson. Throughout their 54 years of marriage they worked side-by-side, first owning and operating the Macleod Dairy Farm, pasteurizing plant and home delivery. When they sold the dairy business in 1951 they donated the plant building and land to the Elks for their new Elks Hall. They continued farming until moving into town in September 1961. Lloyd retired in February 1982. Lloyd will be remembered for his cheerfulness, his willingness to give his all, and his love of family. He took his children (and friends) and his grandchildren (and friends) on many camping, fishing, hunting, and vacation trips. Hours were spent in his beautiful flower and lush vegetable garden. His delight of music and dancing took him to country dances, wartime jitney dances, and square dances. In August of 2009 he danced at his granddaughter’s wedding.
Lloyd was a long-time member of Trinity United Church, being a trustee for many years. In 2009 the Elks recognized his 65 years of service. After retiring Lloyd took up bike riding. People were always commenting on how far from town they had spotted him! And he made these trips profitable by collecting beverage containers from the roadside. In 2006 he reluctantly gave up bike riding due to his failing eyesight. Another life-long love was playing cards at work during lunch break, at neighbours’ homes and at family gatherings. In 1997 he joined the Welcome Mat and the Legion where the Lloyd, George, Lil and Ruby team challenged all.
Lloyd moved to Macleod Pioneer Lodge in 2003. He enjoyed participating in all their events. You could find him by following the sound of his laughter to where his foursome was playing cards or to the veranda where they enjoyed the swing.
A private family service will be held at Union Cemetery.

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