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Date of Passing: May 21, 2022

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lloyd Garth Burnham on May 21, 2022.
Lloyd will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Linda Simpson, daughters, Lisa Gow and Carla Burnham and his grandchildren, Ethan, Dylan, and Olivia Gow.
Lloyd also leaves behind his brother Keith and his wife Francis, sister-in-law Donna, in-laws from the Ringler and Allen families and many nieces and nephews. Lloyd will be fondly remembered by his stepson Timothy Simpson and his wife Andrea, their children, Jack and Evelyn and his stepdaughter Lindsay Swanson and her husband Darren.
Lloyd was predeceased by his first wife Isabel (Ringler) with whom he shared his life for 41 years, as well as his brother Ralph, father Kenneth and mother Fern (Baxter).
Lloyd grew up in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. After graduating Grade 12, he attended Royal Roads Military Academy followed by Royal Military College. From there, Lloyd and his family enjoyed many posting throughout Canada and Germany and created a network of lifelong friends. Lloyd served in the Royal Canadian Air Force for 32 years as an Aerospace Engineering Officer and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lloyd was not one to sit idle, and upon retirement from the regular force he joined the Air Force Reserves for a further three years, consulting on a Financial Management Program.
Lloyd had a love of sport and a natural athletic ability. In his younger years he played varsity hockey at Royal Military College. Later in life he enjoyed transitioning into Old Timers hockey, slow pitch, curling and golf. Lloyd had many hobbies and interests throughout the years. He will be remembered for his love of woodworking, and many family and friends have been gifted his beautiful handmade treasures. He also enjoyed gardening. He kept a beautiful yard and grew tomatoes and cucumbers for the entire neighbourhood. He spent many hours tending to his flowers. Lloyd coupled natural ability and perfectionist attitude to strive for excellence in everything that he did. He created many things of beauty. His sharp mind and intellect made him very hard to beat at Trivial Pursuit and armchair Jeopardy. Most of all, Lloyd loved his family, always striving to make a happy and enjoyable life for them.
An informal gathering will be held at a later date in Rosthern, Saskatchewan.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 28, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • We are both very sad to hear about the passing of Lloyd and offer our deepest condolences to Linda, Carla and Lisa and families. I met Lloyd at RMC and we played hockey together for a year and then later with CFB Ottawa Base team. Karen and Isabel became the best of friends while in Ottawa. As a fellow AERE officer, we were fortunate to spend some time together at CFB North Bay and continued our friendship there and right up to his passing. Lloyd was a real gentleman who enjoyed life and we shared some great times together which we would relive each time we talked on the phone this past few years. We will be thinking of Lloyd and about all those wonderful times we shared with our two families. We cherish those old times and will remember Lloyd for being a true friend over 57 years. - Posted by: Brian & Karen Paradis (Good friends) on: May 30, 2022

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