It is with great sadness that we share about the death of Lloyd Melder of Abbotsford at age 89. He died peacefully on 25th of August 2010 after a lengthy stay at VGH and Abbotsford Regional Hospital,succumbing to injuries resulting from a fall. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth; his children Coral (Henry) Kaliciak; Maple (Mike) Crozier; Judy Pearse; grandchildren Jared, Braeden, and Jillian Kaliciak; Joshua (Marnie), Amanda, and Calvin Crozier; and great grandchildren Malakhi and Sophia Crozier. Also by many nieces and nephews and other relatives in BC, Dubai, England, Australia, and Sri Lanka; and friends all over the world. He was an avid reader, and loved to travel, enjoying camping with his family along the West Coast, and trips to exotic places around the world. His favorite pastime was spending time with family and friends sharing memories. He was a man of great faith and was deeply loved. Lloyd was born 20th of September in 1920 in Ratnapura, Ceylon. He worked there in Her Majesty’s Customs Agency, and also for the Pentecostal Church. In 1956 he immigrated to Canada followed soon after by his wife and their infant daughter. After settling in Vancouver he worked as a draftsman for an engineering firm and as a land surveyor. In 1966 he moved the family to Victoria to work for the BC Government as a computer programmer and systems analyst. He retired in 1986 and moved to Abbotsford in 1988. Since coming to the Fraser Valley, Lloyd volunteered for community service agencies, and was active in the BC Government Retired employees Association and his church.
Our heartfelt thanks to the caring staff of ARH Cheam 3, for taking care of Lloyd for 3 months. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday, 31st August at Abbotsford Pentecostal Church at 2 pm.