Lloyd passed away in the loving arms of his wife Carol Syvret in the Midland hospital at 7:40 AM on September 18, 2021 at the age of 87 years old. He is survived by one brother George in Muskoka, and a sister Joan Robb in California. He has three sons namely Jeffrey (Lisa), Richard (Anita), Mark (Keri), and his daughter Cathy Ridd (John). He had 9 grandchildren, Jeffrey Jr, Megan, Britney, Chelsey, Breanne, Kaylyn, Faith, Anna, Katie, and 2 great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, the mother of his children, Catherine Jonsson in August 2001 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lloyd was born in a mining town in South Porcupine in northern Ontario on December 9, 1933. He was born the middle child in the Syvret family of nine. In 1947 when Lloyd was 14 years old, his father Edward Philip Syvret and his mother Catherine “Oral” (Doran) Syvret, did not want their six boys working in the mines and decided to move to a farm in Germania Lake area of Muskoka, Ontario. It was there that Lloyd met his future wife Carol Ann Wilson, 72 years ago in Gravenhurst. Fifty years later, Lloyd and Carol were married on March 2, 2002 in Antigua, British West Indies. Most of Lloyd’s life he worked with heavy equipment in the construction industry and as a high tower crane operator. Before retiring, he worked for the Government, mainly with Indigenous children, training them for job opportunities, and later maintaining and repairing youth homes for troubled teenagers in the Winnipeg area. During his 46 year marriage to Catherine, they took upwards of 75 foster children into their home. Early in 1959, he and Catherine and their two oldest boys, moved to Los Angeles, California. He worked in the daytime and took a second lunch with him so that he could attend night school at college. It was during his evening dinner break while eating in his car, that he heard the booming voice of Herbert Armstrong come over the radio. He then started attending the World Wide Church of God in Pasadena, California and was baptized in February of 1960. In 1969 Lloyd and Catherine and their now, three boys, moved back to Canada and continued attending the World Wide Church of God until it split into smaller organizations. He then started attending the Sabbath keeping United Church of God in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The last 4 years while living in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Lloyd and Carol were both ordained Deacon and Deaconess in the Barrie, Ontario congregation of the United Church of God. Lloyd always said that he was blessed and he stayed a faithful Sabbath keeper for 62 years until his death.
Following his cremation, he will be interred in Mickle Cemetery’s Columbarium Wall in Gravenhurst, Ontario.
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