Lloyd Douglas Reidle, age 87, of Neepawa, formerly of Wellwood and Brookdale, passed away peacefully at Country Meadows on Saturday May 30, 2020. Lloyd was born on August 12, 1932 in Wellwood to Sam and Mabel Reidle. Lloyd married Shirley Ann Jones of Brookdale Manitoba on August 9, 1952 in Brookdale.
Lloyd is predeceased by his parents Mabel and Sam, his brother Calvin, his sister and brother in law Margaret (and Merrill) Pederson, his son Gary and his grandson Skylar Enns. Lloyd is survived by his wife Shirley (of 67 years), his sons Terry ( Marlene) Swift Current SK, Raymond (Nicole) Morden MB, daughter in law Barb Owen (Gary) Neepawa and grandchildren Jennifer Loewen (Jeff) Brandon, Taylor Reidle Calgary, Kristen Ondrus (Ben) Sherwood Park AB, Ashley Reay (Stuart) St. Frances Xavier MB, Coby Enns Morden MB, great grandchildren Brady and Emma Ondrus, Mackenzie Reay and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Lloyd attended school in Wellwood and was very interested in Sports (ball, hockey and curling). Lloyd was a very good curler and brought home numerous prizes after each bonspiel. In 1947, Lloyd started working in Wellwood with his Dad at Reidle’sGarage, a garage/ bulk fuel operation. He got a special permit to deliver fuel when he was only 15. He also helped hisgrandparents, the Graham’s with harvest, driving stock teams and pitching sheaves into the threshing machine. In 1950 he went to Winnipeg to take a mechanics course. Following which,he worked fulltime with his dad fixing vehicles and delivering fuel.
Later he worked for two years at Carnation foods in Carberry. He also drove school bus in Wellwood from 1964 until 1967,when he moved his family to the Tom Jones family farm just outside of Brookdale. While on the farm he, not only farmed but drove the school bus. In 1974 Lloyd started working for the RM of North Cypress operating the grader and maintaining it. After the harvest was finished one year, Lloyd tried his hand at mining. He travelled to Pine Point NWT and worked for the fall in a mine operation.
Lloyd continued to work with North Cypress until August 1992,when as he always said “he had made his mint” and it was time to retire.
In September of 1978 they moved to Neepawa, so Shirley could be closer to her work at East View Lodge.
Lloyd was very generous with his time and helped his family and friends with his mechanical background. He was a hard worker and always seemed to make people smile with his quick wit and joyful nature. When the boys were young, they had a cabin at Clear Lake and the family would enjoy the summersthere.
Lloyd enjoyed being part of the community. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church (also a member of the choir with a lovely voice), a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, a member of the United Commercial Travelers (UCT) and a member of Neepawa Golf and Country Club.
After retiring Shirley and Lloyd enjoyed travelling to visit family and friends. They had a tent trailer, a motor home, then a travel trailer and did a lot of camping with family and friends. Lloyd was always up for a game of golf or fishing for the big one. Lloyd was a terrific dancer and he and Shirley would travel around the area to many dances to enjoy an evening of fun. They continued to enjoy their dancing even after they were in Country meadows.
Family was always important to them. Lloyd and Shirley enjoyed seeing and keeping in touch with their “boys” and later, their grandchildren. They were always available to host a weekend stay or look after the grandkids if their parents had something on.
Lloyd moved into Country Meadows in June of 2013 where he resided until last Saturday.
Due to the Covid pandemic a private internment will be held in Neepawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lloyd’s name to Country Meadows Activity fund, Alzheimer Society, Beautiful Plains Community Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Special Thank You to the staff of F Wing at the Country Meadows Personal Care home for their thoughtfulness and special care that they showed to Lloyd …Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, friend. Also thanks to White’s Funeral Home for their help and assistance with handling the funeral arrangements.
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