Margaret LLOYD

LLOYD, Margaret Jones

Margaret passed away on December 13, 2010 at the age of 84. She is predeceased by her husband of 61 years, John Andrew Lloyd. She is dearly missed by her children, George and his wife Julie, Ken and his wife Kate, Andrea and her husband John, Susan and her husband Ron, daughter Karen, and by her grandchildren Drew, Ali, Sarah, Zoe, John, Seamus, Megan, Molly, David, Jordan, Brendan and Jason.

Margaret and Andy met at a dance in Stillwater B.C. where she taught in a one room schoolhouse. Upon Andy’s graduation from University, the couple moved to Vancouver, where they married and began a family.

Margaret was an artist. She began her art career in high school in B.C. and continued to paint during her child-raising years in Ontario. Margaret found the life of a housewife boring and found creative outlets in sewing elaborate Halloween costumes, colourful square dance dresses and in abstract painting. She joined the Etobicoke Arts Group where she taught children’s art classes. After success in a number of juried art shows at the Canadian National Exhibition she took the plunge and enrolled in the fine art program at Sheridan College. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Governors medal for her achievements.

Margaret’s visual arts interest kept expanding. She became a printmaker and later a collage artist making her own paper and using her etchings in collage.

Upon moving back to B.C., she became a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists after entries in many successful juried shows & exhibits. In her later years, Margaret enjoyed volunteering at Semiahmoo House. Andy & Margaret were often seen in each other’s arms as they square danced, round danced, and jazz danced together in and around White Rock.

Our deepest gratitude to the outstanding staff at Deltaview Life Enrichment Centre for their exceptional care of our mother.

A private celebration of her life will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Semiahmoo House or the Canadian Diabetes Foundation.

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