Dora LLOYD

LLOYD Dora Elnor (nee Chaffin) July 3, 1907 – April 22, 2009 Widow of Paul Lloyd passed away in her sleep in her 102nd year after a full, interesting and influential life. Daughter of Arthur Lysander Chaffin and Mary (Thomsen) Chaffin who homesteaded in 1904 in the Great Bend district (Content- Delburne) in what was then the North West Territories. Predeceased by father in 1946, mother in 1963, and by siblings; Bennie in 1990, Florence in 1979, Marjorie in 2007 and Ida in 2006. Surviving siblings; Donald of Stettler and Leona of Delburne and many nieces and nephews. During the depression, she married widower Paul Lloyd who had three adolescent children; James, Helen and Richard. Predeceased by James in 1950. Survived by Helen Olsen of Edmonton, her adult children; Roy, Maureen Laing, Gregory, Valerie Huber and their families Richard of Kamloops, his children; Dennis, David, Sandra Cluff, Sharon Lindsay, Keith and their families. From Paul's and Dora's union were four more children; Charles (nicknamed Peter), Barbara, Mark and Betty. Pre- deceased by husband, Paul in 1971, son, Charles in 2006 and son-in-law, Rev. Alan Swinton in 1992. Survived by children, Barbara (Lloyd) Swinton of Red Deer, Mark Lloyd of Edmonton, Betty (Lloyd) Thomas of Vermilion also the following grandchildren and great grand-children; Ruth Swinton (Daniel Nadeau) – Luc, Paul, Camryn of Victoria, Jane Swinton (Richard Kibbins) – Holly, Liam of Sherwood Park, Andrew Swinton (Judie) – Nathan, Benjamin, Matthew, Steven of Three Hills, David Swinton (Kathy) – Jonah, Daniel, Matthew, Krista of Calgary, Jill Swinton (Jonathan Luesink) – Eric, Gregory, Mallory, Ella of Prague, Czech Republic, Sharon Thomas (Daryl Sawtell) – Carl, Evan of Neilburg, Saskatchewan, Bryan Thomas (Andrea) – Taylor, Jackson of Nanaimo, Susan Thomas (Guy Andersen) – Matthew, Eric of Wainwright, Carolyn Thomas of Nova Scotia, Joanne Thomas – Bryce of Vermilion also Shane Thomas, Christopher of Vermilion. Dora graduated as a nurse from the Royal Alex Hospital in Edmonton in 1929. Did private duty, short term district nursing at Slave Lake, matron at Peace River. After a long period of raising the family in Edmonton, she returned to nurse at the Royal Alex and Aberhart Hospitals until retirement. After 60 years of enjoying her home in a Parklike setting in Edmonton, she moved to Red Deer in 1991. A prolific writer, she eloquently expressed herself in her book and compositions. Until her passing, she retained a keen interest in family, nature, history and news. We celebrate a life well lived! Thanks to Dr. Thain, the compassionate staff of the Red Deer Nursing Home and the Pastoral Care of St. Leonard's Anglican Church. A family gathering with interment will take place at the Great Bend Cemetery at a later date. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.reddeerfuneralhome.com.


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