October 18, 1926 – August 15, 2015
Lloyd Weber passed away peacefully at Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan, SK, (his home for the past six years), on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at the age of 88 years. Lloyd was born in a farm home near Tofield at Kingman, AB, to Abram B. and Mary (nee Burkholder) Weber and was the fifth child in a family of seven children. He was of Mennonite faith, and accepted Jesus as His Saviour at a young age. Lloyd moved with his parents many times between Alberta and Saskatchewan and, in his 20s, was employed at his Uncle Dan’s garage in Duchess, AB. In the early 50’s, Lloyd’s parents moved a few more times. They decided to retire south of Guernsey, SK, where they purchased a quarter of land and some livestock. Around 1951-1952, while Lloyd was apprenticing to be a mechanic at the garage, he was asked to come take over the farm. It was there he met Ellen Shantz, daughter of Wesley and Loretta Shantz, and they were married on June 18, 1955. They planned to stay on the farm but those plans changed; they left the Guernsey area in the fall of 1956 to work for farmers at Kindersley, SK, and Acadia Valley, AB. From the spring of 1960 until May 1962, Lloyd worked at a grain and poultry farm. He enrolled in a heavy duty operator course and when completed, they headed toward the Yukon, with their three-year-old son, Daryl, to find a job. They went as far as Fort Nelson, BC, where he obtained a job with the Dept. of Public Works doing road construction as a caterpillar operator for the rest of the season. Lloyd was then hired in the central heating plant boiler room, where he was able to work toward and attain his 4th class Alberta stationary steam engineer certificate, and continued to work until the camp closed in 1967. A move to Whitehorse, YT, with two children, took place where he was offered a job, which lasted for ten years. In September 1977, another move was made to Grande Prairie, AB, now with two sons and one daughter, to work at Sexsmith Rapeseed Plant. Lloyd was employed there until 1982, when he became ill and unable to work. In November 2002, a move was made to Lanigan where Lloyd and Ellen retired. Lloyd was admitted to long-term care at Central Parkland Lodge in July 2009, his home until the present. On June 18, 2015, Lloyd and Ellen celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. In his earlier years, Lloyd was usually trying to create and invent something to improve air control, gas mileage on cars, or figuring out a heating system for the house. He enjoyed playing crokinole and dice games and also played guitar for personal enjoyment. Lloyd also liked to sing along with gospel music. He learned some reflexology from his uncle and would treat the family to a foot massage to relieve pain and stress in the body. Lloyd had a quiet but jovial nature; he enjoyed visits from family and friends, but especially from his great-grandchildren - he would really brighten up. We are grateful and wish to thank Dr. Matambo, Dr. Saxena and all the staff at Central Parkland Lodge for the kind and loving care given to Lloyd each and every day. May God bless you for making his life comfortable and enjoyable during his last years. Lloyd will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Ellen (nee Shantz) Weber; two sons and six grandchildren: Daryl Weber and his son Daryl Kip; Myron (Leah) Weber and their children Farren, Daylen and Jordanne; son-in-law, Andy Joanisse and his daughters, Denise Weber and Melody (Trevor) Richardson; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Norman Weber; brothers-in-law: Keith Shantz, Bill Mantle, Gordon Shantz, and Gilbert Shantz; sisters-in-law: Martha (Keith) Shantz, Patricia (Bill) Mantle, Wilma (Shantz) Fotheringham, Joan (Carl) Shantz, Elaine (Gordon) Shantz, and Patricia (Vanese) Shantz; and by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Abram and Mary (nee Burkholder) Weber; his daughter, Cherlyn Joanisse; siblings and in-laws: Dorothy (John) Martin, Fern (Clarence) Toman, Clista (Norman) Weber, Edna (Norman) Torkelson, Wilma (Jake) Friesen, Florence (Sidney) Martin, Bob Fotheringham, Carl Shantz; and by parents-in-law, Wesley and Loretta Shantz. The Funeral Service was held at the Christian Fellowship Church, Lanigan, on Friday, August 21, 2015, at 1:30 p.m., officiated by Laverne Jantz. Others taking part were: Gordon Shantz, scripture reading and prayer; Keith and Gilbert Shantz, eulogists; Daryl Weber, Myron Weber, and Melody Richardson, tributes; George Widdifield, Jerome Fisher and Jim Benson, ushers. Music was provided by Dave and Marlene Pollock, Ruby Regier, and the Men’s Quartet. Honorary pallbearers were “all those who shared in Lloyd’s life”. Active pallbearers were Keith Schulz, Bob Klassen, Ted Dyck, Dave Kline, Wendell Mullet and Curtis Eby. Interment followed at Lanigan Public Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to either Gideons or the S.H.R. Central Parkland Lodge Activities Fund.
This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel