Lloyd William Crowe
It is with great sadness that the family wishes to announce the passing of Lloyd William Crowe, born on February 5th, 1919 at Avonhurst, Saskatchewan, who passed away peacefully at the Pioneers Lodge in Moose Jaw, SK on Thursday, January 13th, 2022. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, John and Alice Crowe; his wife, Adele Pauline (passed away March 29th, 1998); and 12 siblings: George, Vera, Gladys, Rae, John, Ada, Charles, Violet, Morris, Aubrey, Louvain and Mable.
Lloyd grew up on the family farm and attended school at Avonhurst, Cupar and Fort QuAppelle where he graduated from grade 12. Lloyd married the love of his life, Adele in October 1941 and raised 5 children: Vivian (Ron) Kell, Rodney, Douglas (Cheri), Grant (Cindy) and Dean (Gerry). He has 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
A Private Family Service will be held on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Those not able to attend are invited to view the service virtually on by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lloyd’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1910 McIntyre St Regina, SK S4P 2R3. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Our deepest sympathies to all the families on the passing of Lloyd. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
I met Lloyd when he was a resident at Chateau St Michael and needed foot care. Over the next couple of years I grew quite fond of him. The last time I saw him he had just turned 101 and he told me he thought he had a pretty good chance of living as long as his sister, who lived to 105. I was so hoping he’d do it, he had talked about it a lot. I always thought Lloyd was a real sweetheart. He also talked a great deal about his family; he was so proud of you all. Please accept my sincere condolences. They don’t make them like Lloyd anymore.
My condolences, Viv and family for your loss. What a long life he lived! It is never easy losing a parent….may he rest in peace.
To Tracy and family, Viv and family – Our paryers and thoughts are for you at this sad time in your lives. ‘Loving thoughts and prayers are surrounding you today. May God comfort your heart and lift the burden of your sorrow.
Ever in our thoughts! Wayne & Vera Dupuis.
Congratulations to Lloyd for a long life and raised a good family
Our sincere sympathy on the passing of Lloyd, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Great Great Grandfather.
Our sincere condolences to the family. He has left us with so many memories to cherish and smile about. RIP Uncle Lloyd
Our sincere sympathy to all the family on the passing of Uncle Lloyd. Garth and Lilly Flaman
God bless you Uncle Lloyd, you did give us a lot of hilarious memories, my favourite was when you and dad (Aubrey) were walking out side. one would sit in the walker while the other one pushed him, then they would trade spots. Oops tooo close to the curb and down they both went , oh my the ambulance had to be called, they phoned me (Bunnie) and said It was written as I was dads care giver, I told him I lived in Cochrane and to get in touch with my sister Dianne. Well they needed stitches, and bandaging, I told him how old they were, and if the needed help to get a hold of their 99 yr old sister.
the gentleman on the other end of the phone replied I have to go and shake their hands. And the stories go on and on. Uncle Lloyd you have left your family so many good memories, I pray they will all sit together and enjoy your lifes memories. Our prayers are with all of the family and may God give you peace in knowing he’s at peace.
My condolences to Uncle Lloyd’s family, the last time I saw him I was still quite young.
Blessings to you all.
Trina Crowe Anderson (Ed Crowes Daughter)
I will miss my lunches with Uncle Lloyd when I drove to Moose Jaw to have a visit. In my younger years, I remember well the way he joked around with us kids. I’m sure that the family will also acknowledge his stubborn side. I remember a few years ago when I was taking Mom, Mabel, Uncle Morris and Uncle Lloyd to Edmonton to see Aunt Violet. We all loaded into my car and I asked if everyone had seat belts done up, well Uncle Lloyd refused. He was committed to his beliefs and when I told him it was do up the belt or get left behind, yup, he got out of the car! I gave in telling him if I got a ticket he would be paying for it and it didn’t phase him. I had fought a battle of wills and Lost! He was a man of conviction and followed through with what he believed. Uncle Lloyd lived life on his terms for as long as he could. It is just putting a smile on my face to think of the discussions that might go on now all the Crowe siblings are together again. Rest In Peace Uncle Lloyd.
We will miss Uncle Lloyd. He was so much fun whenever we had the honour to spend time with him. Here is one of my favourite poems when we experience a loss:
We can shed tears that he is gone,
or we can smile because he has lived.
We can close our eyes and pray that he will come back,
or we can open our eyes and see all that he has left.
Our hearts can be empty because we cannot see him,
or we can be full of the love we shared.
We can turn our backs on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or we can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
We can remember him and only that he is gone,
or we can cherish his memory and let it live on.
We can cry and close our minds, be empty and turn our backs,
or we can do what he would want:
Smile, open our eyes, love and go on.
While not seeing uncle Lloyd for many years, I will never forget the never ending twinkle in his eyes and in indomitable sense of humor and smile. He could fix just about anything and could repair any missing smiles. When I think of him it still brings a smile to my face. He was the last of the “old Crows” and I hope they are all together now. Condolences to the families.
Our sympathies and prayers for peace beyond all understanding go out to your family during this time of sorrow on the loss of Uncle Lloyd. He had a heartfelt laugh that always stayed with you. Just reminiscing about it now brings a smile to my face! Not to mention all the silly antics we got to witness! He will be truly missed but the memories will live on! While we are sad at the loss of his person, we relish the glory of his reunion with his beloved Adele. Rest in Peace Uncle Lloyd!
Uncle Lloyd had a great run at life.
At his 100th Birthday Celebration he told me he thought he should live to 104 just to beat Violet… then laughed!
The Bakers Dozen are having a grand reunion. Bless them all for the memories.
Condolences to Lloyds family.Lloyd was a very energetic person that we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with.He loved helping people fix the old equipment and telling stories of farming in the Drinkwater community.Lloyd was a treasured family friend.
Uncle Lloyd was a very special man. He was a joy to be around.
Sympathies go out to Uncle Lloyd’s family. We will all miss the “Old Crowes”. Larry and Regina.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Lloyd. It was a beautiful service. We’re so glad we were able to watch virtually. The slide show brought many smiles to see Uncle Lloyd with the family. I, too, have many memories of times Mom, Dad and I went to Emma Lake to visit Aunt Adele, Uncle Lloyd and the Burkes. I can almost taste those berries! Hugs to you all. Take comfort in your memories and hold them dear. Love…Paul, Lori, Kaelyn and MacKenzie Drumm
Sincere thanks to the Crowe Family as they arranged streaming Lloyd’s funeral service. It allowed non-family and persons outside of Moose Jaw to view and feel part of Lloyd’s gathering. The service was a memorable and thoughtful sharing of a special friend.
We had opportunity to meet Lloyd and Adele, as well as their extended family, as they were our next-door neighbors at Emma Lake from the late-seventies. They often shared delicious berries the couple had picked from near and far they collected in early morning or mid-day. We witnessed repeatedly Lloyd’s manner to strap supplies onto his car as he travelled from southern SK to the northern lake. Over the years, the trips resulted in creative novel additions to the two-story cabin.
Lloyd was a willing neighbour when trees had to be trimmed or permanently removed. . . more than once, Lloyd scampered to great heights while decisions were reviewed by those on the ground as they nervously kept a close eye on Lloyd. His favourite expression on a hot summer day, in order to officially bring the task to closure for those nearby, all present heard his shout: “It’s UNION TIME!” Lloyd truly was a compassionate and helpful neighbour.
He demonstrated his true love for Adele during our friendship and especially as her life came to a difficult closure. Our strong-willed neighbour was thoughtful, supportive, a gentle human, whether we were next door, or visiting the couple in their Moose Jaw home.
Thank you Tracey for sharing the grandchildren’s favourite memories of their very dear grandfather. . . also thanks to Doug for reminding us once again of our dear next-door neighbour . . who was a remarkable and compassionate friend on Cooper Ave, Murray Point, Emma Lake.