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Lloyd McKenzie EklundJune 29, 1934 ~ May 2, 2017 (age 82)
The sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Lloyd Mackenzie Eklund, 82 years occurred at his residence in Watson on Tuesday May 2, 2017. Lloyd was born on June 29, 1934 in Watson to Edward and Ethel (nee Justis) Eklund. Lloyd obtained his education at Spalding. He later joined the services and it was while in Winnipeg he married Vivian McPherson at Fort Osborne Army Barracks on December 14, 1954. They later moved to the Archerwill area and started their family. From this union seven children were born. The family later moved to Meacham where Lloyd worked at the local Versatile shop. Lloyd was very gifted when it came to mechanical duties. He thoroughly enjoyed this job as he could drive around and help farmers and get to visit all the farmers along the way. When retirement arrived Lloyd moved to Watson where he resided until his passing. Lloyd and Vivian enjoyed many annual Tennant Jamboree Festivities in the Naicam area. Lloyd was a very social person and loved visiting and catching up on all the local events in the area. He also was an avid gardener and took pride in growing wonderful produce. Lloyd was known to spend many hours puttering in his garage. During the long winter months Lloyd would be found putting many puzzles together. Lloyd will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his seven children: Barry (Maggie) Eklund, Lonnie Eklund, Valerie (Garry) Anderson, Carron McEachern, Dean Eklund, Barbara Eklund and Dianna Eklund (Jim); 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; brother: Carmen Eklund and sister Elma Brenna. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Edward (1982) Ethel (1975); wife Vivian (2014); siblings: Margaret Eklund (1936), Vernon Eklund (2003), Edna Morley (2016) and Alice Guttormson (2016). A Private Family Graveside service was held at Quill Lake Cemetery. Memorial donations in Lloyd’s memory maybe directed to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.
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