Lloyd Earl Taplin
Passed on July 24, 2019
Lloyd Earl Taplin passed away peacefully on July 24th, 2019 at the Grace Hospital at the age of 86. Predeceased by parents, Alfred “Cerce” and Eva Taplin, brothers Orv and Ray. Lloyd will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Audrey, son Ken (Michelle), daughter Faye (Peter), grandchildren Meagan (Jeremiah), Stefania (Brent), Natalina, Gerardo, Joe, great-granddaughter Elia, brothers Don (Muriel), Fred (Elaine), Ken (Sharon), sisters-in-law Shirl and Elza, brother-in-law Edward (Marilynn) numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lloyd was born on the family farm just south of Argyle, Manitoba on September 3, 1932. He was the fifth of six boys. He attended Grassmere School till grade 8, then Brant Argyle School, where he met the love of his life, Audrey. They were married at the Argyle United Church on August 10, 1957. They lived in Warren, MB where both their two children, Ken and Faye were born. The family then moved a few miles over to the farm in Argyle where they resided till they retired to Stonewall, and then later moved to Winnipeg. Lloyd worked for the Lakeside Butter Company, Kane Equipment, then he took the position of Weed Supervisor for the municipalities of Rockwood and Rosser. After that he started driving school bus for the Interlake School Division, out of Stonewall until his retirement. Throughout Lloyd also raised cattle on the farm, and did seasonal work for Unger Seed Farms for many years. Lloyd had a love of horses and could always recall the names and personalities of any of the family horses. Lloyd enjoyed baseball his whole life starting from an early age, then in the local men’s league, coaching the local girl’s team to the provincials and as a spectator at the local tournaments. Lloyd enjoyed his curling during the winter months. As the years went on Lloyd retired to being an avid TV sports fan. Lloyd was a member of the local Toastmasters, a member of the Stonewall Masons, the Portage Khartum Shriners, Eastern Star and Jobs Daughters. He enjoyed camping with family and friends at the Portage and later Sidney camp sites. His travels included family trips to Branson, for country music, Prince Edward Island, and the Halifax trip to watch the Brier. The most important thing in Lloyd’s life, was family. Loving husband, Dad, and Poppa, You will be Forever in our Hearts. Celebration of his life will be held in his memory, on Thursday August 1, 2019 at 11:00 am, at the Argyle Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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