Lloyd passed away on July 15, 2020, at the Minnedosa Care Home with his wife Lois by his side, at the age of 82.
Lloyd Murray Graham was born on May 1, 1938 at the farm home of his parents Leslie and Jessie (Campbell) Graham, N 1/2 20-16-15 at Eden. Lloyd was the oldest of five children. He had three sisters and one brother.
He received his schooling at Eden Conc. School. He left at an early age, as did not enjoy school, and helped his father on the farm. When he was old enough to obtain his driver’s license, he drove a gravel truck for Pete Bilkoski for two years. In 1959, he began working for the Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op in the lumber department and then the fuel department, driving the fuel truck for 38 years. Lloyd then worked for the Beautiful Plains School Division as a custodian at J.M. Young School for 11 years.
August 5, 1961 Lloyd married Lois Mikkelsen, of Oberon. They had one son, Neil Lloyd Graham, in May of 1962. Lloyd and Lois would have been married 59 years this August. For 80 years, he was a resident of the Eden area. He lived his early years on the farm and then at their home on Honeyman Ave. In December 2018, they moved to Neepawa, where Lloyd recently moved to the Personal Care Home in Minnedosa.
Lloyd was one of the founding members of the Rosedale Fire Department, attending many fires, along with his son Neil. He was also a member of the Eden Hall Board and for a few years, a volunteer ice maker for the skating rink.
Lloyd and Lois had a cabin at Clear Lake and spent many summers there. He enjoyed tending to his garden and flowers in Eden; his favourite were the yellow roses. In his later years, he would spend many hours feeding and watching the birds. Lloyd spent numerous hours working with his scroll saw, making projects and enjoyed giving them as gifts to his friends. He liked dancing and he and Lois attended many of the dances in the area. His entire life he enjoyed going for coffee, where he made some lifelong friends.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Lois of Neepawa and son Neil (Kathy) of Brandon. Grandchildren Kirk (Bobbi) of Brandon and Rebeca (Brock) See, and great granddaughter Porter of Glasgow, Montana. Three sisters, Laurine Wicker, Carol Reimer (Jake), Shirley Bay (Trevor) and one brother Jim (Diane). Two brother-in-laws Barry Mikkelsen (Marj), Glen Mikkelsen (Annette) and many nieces and nephews. He was deceased by his parents Leslie and Jessie and in-laws Mack and Hazel Mikkelsen and brother-in-law Stan Wicker.
Special thanks to Rev Chad McCharles and Brian James of White’s Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held.
Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
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Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
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Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg MB R3P 2T5