We are saddened to report the passing, on December 4th 2015 in England, of Robin Lloyd formerly of Nasookin Road, Nelson, BC.
Born in Cheshire England Robin spent the first 45 years of his life near Chester where he went to school, played soccer and worked as a truck driver delivering animal feed to various farms. He left the area briefly when he did his 2 years National Service in the British army.
Upon his return he met and married Josey Young. They had one daughter Rachel.
The family immigrated to Canada in 1982 and made their home in Nelson. Soon after their arrival the family suffered a devastating house fire losing all their possessions but they pulled through with the kind help of the local community. They purchased a home on Nasookin Road where they spent many happy years working on their garden and walking along the lake.
Robin worked for the parks department for several years before being hired by CPR as a truck driver / equipment operator. He held this job until he retired in 2001. He was a long serving member of the Masons rising to Past Grand Master of the Nelson Lodge.
Both Robin and Josey were very active volunteers in the Nelson area. They were both heavily involved in the Senior Maple Leafs Booster Club were Robin was always involved in fund raisers from raffle tickets, to beer gardens, to tree planting as well as being the team bus driver. Sometimes the trip back from Elk Valley was more exciting than the game itself!
Robin also volunteered as referee for the Nelson Minor Soccer League for several years. Robin and Josey moved back to England in 2011 to be closer to Rachel when Josey became ill.
Robin was pre deceased by Josey his wife of 50 years in 2013 and his brother Dave in 2010. He is survived by his daughter Rachel (Rob) Alker and only grandson Drew. He also leaves behind one sister Rachel in New York and several nieces and nephews in England. In Nelson he leaves a favorite sister-in-law Pat (Hugh) Croxall and their family.
Robin died after a mercifully short battle with cancer. Friends and neighbors wishing to express their sympathy can make donations to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Robin’s name. Failing these options just go to a Maple Leafs game and have a beer in Robin’s memory