On March 31st, 2012 Jean Lloyd passed from our loving arms into the Lord’s gentle embrace. She was born in Yellowgrass, Saskatchewan to Franklin and Ruth Wood on July17th, 1916. One of seventeen children, she was the second born and the eldest of the girls. Together with her sisters Hazel and Dorothy she helped raise many of her siblings – including the two sets of twin. It was a family full of love and life.
She married Jack Lloyd on March 31st, 1941 and had two beautiful sons, Patrick and Monte. Sadly she was pre-deceased by her son, Monte in 1997 and her husband Jack in 2006.
She and Jack lived in various parts of BC including Victoria, “up on” the Alaskan Highway and Trail before settling the family in the community of Emerald Mine south of Salmo. Jean had many fond memories of their years “up at the mine” and felt very fortunate to raise her boys in the close community on Iron Mountain. Eventually she and Jack retired (sort of) in Robson, BC where they both became part of the community: coffee was always on and the bird feeder full. Though their house was small there was always room for everyone–Jean would just smile her warm smile and remind you “where there’s heart room there’s house room”.
Though born a prairie girl, Jean loved the people as well as the forests and mountains of the Kootenays. Numerous friends and family will sorely miss her. She truly was the quintessential grandmother, a loving sister and aunt, as well
as a devoted wife and mother.
Thus in the terrible beauty of death, we have all lost the “soul of kindness”. A celebration of Jean’s life to be announced at a later date.