Lloyd Anderson was born Aug. 27, 1943 in Calgary, Alta. to George and Ruth Anderson.
He was raised in Hanna, Alta. until he joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1961. He served over 20 years receiving numerous honour awards including the Canadian Declaration Queen’s Jubilee Medal.
Lloyd did two tours in Cypress as well as three months in Australia. He earned his wings with the Airborne Regiment.
Lloyd was head cook for the Canadian Olympic Committee in Calgary, Alta. for the 1988 Olympics as well as serving members of the Royal Family (Prince Phillip).
Lloyd married Margaret (Peggy) Sloan in August 1964 and they had two children.
Joanne was born in November 1964, and Jim was born in March 1967.
Lloyd was stationed in Calgary Alta. Prince George B.C., Lahr West Germany and Baden West Germany.
His family enjoyed travelling while stationed in Germany and Switzerland enjoying skiing, wine and beer fests and camping.
He then retired in 1982 staying in Baden Germany working as a civilian employee for the Junior Ranks as a manager.
After Germany, the family moved to Edmonton and Lloyd worked for a mobile home company on the reserve.
Lloyd was involved with the Car Club Mainstreet Cruisers, having a lifetime membership.
He enjoyed travelling around Alberta and Saskatchewan to car shows and even to Ontario. He drove his ’63 Dodge Panel to Ontario.
In 1997 they moved home to Delia where he managed the Delia arena for 15 years. Lloyd retired from the arena in 2000 and travelled across Canada to Ontario, Nova Scotia and the USA to visit family and friends.
He was active in the municipal affairs being the town mayor of Delia for a number of years.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Peggy of 56 years; daughter Joanne (Jay) of Hanna; son Jim (Sandra) of Perry Sound, Ont. and grandson Dawson; sisters: Norma Devereaux (Charlie) of Red Deer, Donna Grover of Calgary, brother Mervin (Donna) of High River and many nieces and nephews.
Lloyd was predeceased by his parents: mother (Ruth) in 1977 and father (George) in 1981; brother-in-law David Sloan in 2018; in-laws: Howard Sloan (1996) and Violet Sloan (2005).
We will always cherish the great memories and the great stories.
RIP Lloyd, you have earned your wings. Love you.
Due to COVID, a memorial service will be held in the spring of 2021.
If desired, donations in memory of Lloyd can be made directly to STARS air ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, Alta. T2E 8M7.
Hanna Funeral Services Ltd., entrusted with the care and arrangements; 403-854-5956, www.hannafuneral.ca.
Card of Thanks
We would like to thank all the nurses and doctors, at the Hanna Hospital, Drumheller Hospital and the Foothills Hospital for all the special care you provided Lloyd during his time of illness.