It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lloyd, a beloved life partner, father, brother, son, sports enthusiast, dedicated professional, and respected relative and friend. Lloyd passed away on July 7, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, accomplishment, and precious memories.
Born November 18, 1948, Lloyd was the second eldest of five boys, a role he embraced with unwavering devotion. From a young age, he displayed a remarkable talent for sports, excelling particularly in football, with accolades like most valuable player, and in hockey as a skilled goaltender. His determination, resilience, and commitment on the field and rink were symbolic of the way he approached his life. One of his favorite expressions: “Keep your stick on the ice.” Lloyd was always in play and never gave up the fight—even with the plethora of health challenges he faced over the past 15 years.
Following his passion for sports, Lloyd pursued higher education in recreation and graduated from Algonquin College, where he honed his skills and developed a deeper understanding of recreational activities. He channeled his expertise into a fulfilling career as a Recreational Director for the City of Ottawa. In this role, he touched the lives of countless individuals, fostering a sense of community and joy through the activities he organized and the relationships he built.
In his later years, Lloyd ventured into the world of real estate, joining the Coldwell Banker team as a dedicated real estate agent. With his characteristic warm personality, integrity, and genuine care for others, he helped families find their dream homes and create lasting memories. His dedication to his clients and his determination to exceed their expectations were a true testament to his character.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Lloyd’s legacy extends to his personal relationships. He was a cherished brother, a loyal friend, and a pillar of support for his family. His kindness, sense of humor, and ability to make those around him feel valued will be dearly missed.
Lloyd is survived by his life partner Marion Clemow of Renfrew, his son Stacey of Pembroke, and Stacey’s wife Candice and their daughter Emma. He will be missed by his brothers: John (Deb McCrodan) of Renfrew, Brian of Arnprior, and ASHe of Victoria, B.C., and sister-in-law Valerie Levesque of Arnprior. He was predeceased by his second youngest brother Ken.
Lloyd will also be missed by many extended family members, friends, and colleagues, all of whom will forever carry his memory in their hearts. As we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate the vibrant life he lived and the positive impact he had on those fortunate enough to have known him.
A celebration of life to honour Lloyd will be held on Saturday, September 16 at the R C A F Assn 433 Wing in Renfrew from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The wing is located at 164 Argyle Street, South, in Renfrew. A burial ceremony will follow on Monday, September 18th, at 11:00 a.m. at Malloch Road Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the MS Society of Canada—this would reflect Lloyd’s commitment to community and well-being.
Lloyd’s light may have dimmed, but its glow will continue to shine brightly through the stories and memories we share. May he rest in peace, forever a valued presence in our lives.