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Born: Jan 19, 1918

Date of Passing: May 05, 2005

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LLOYD GEORGE FINES Peacefully, on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at the Teulon Hunter Memorial Hospital, Lloyd George Fines, beloved husband of Edna Fines of Balmoral, MB, passed away at the age of 87 years. Lloyd is survived by his loving wife Edna; daughter Lois; sons, Gordon (Linda) and Greg; eight grandchildren, Shari (Dave), Curtis (Carolyn), Ryan (Tricia), Matthew (Cassy), Cassy, Roshelle, Victoria, Halle; seven great-grandchildren, Brook-Lyn, Cameron, Sarah, Christopher, Madison, Grace, Bryce; brother Bert (Elinor); sister Ruby O'Connor; sister-in-law Shirley Zwarych; brother-in-law Buck (Emmie) Campbell. Lloyd was predeceased by his brothers, Earle and Elwood; sisters-in-law, Dot McKnight, Con Fines; brother-in-law Bill McKnight; son-in-law Ross MacKenzie. Lloyd was born on January 19, 1918 to James and Ada Fines and was raised in Balmoral on the family farm. On November 11, 1944 he married Edna Campbell and together they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary last November. They raised their three children on the farm he was raised on. He worked the same land until he retired into Balmoral in 1984. Lloyd was the Reeve of the Rockwood Municipality for 22 years. Lloyd enjoyed curling and hunting, and when he no longer curled himself, he took great pleasure watching it on TV. He could fix anything. He was always fixing something or making a new invention. Many old tractors were brought back to life in his work shop. When he retired he made something special for his grandchildren, from doll houses to oil rigs to shuffleboard tables. Prayers will be held on Sunday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the MacKenzie Funeral Chapel, Stonewall. Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the Balmoral United Church. Interment will follow at the Victoria Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Curtis, Ryan and Matthew Fines, Dave Meyers, Keith Lillies and Ken Loehmer. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Teulon Hunter Memorial Hospital. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Teulon Hunter Memorial Hospital for the compassionate care they always showed to Dad. He always felt he was among friends when he was in your care. MacKenzie Funeral Home, Stonewall in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 07, 2005

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