Farming Rural 17

Lloyd Leonard Nordell

July 6, 1936 ~ May 29, 2022 (age 85)

Obituary

Our family is saddened by Lloyd’s sudden passing, after many years of his suffering with heart disease.    

Left to mourn his loss is his wife, Lorna, of 64 years, his daughter, Roxy, sons Clint (Mileidy), Brady (Brenda), Shane (Barb) and Kelsey (Wendi).     

Grandchildren left to bear his loss are Stephen Dick (Whitney, Wyatt), Mike Appel (Ann, Logan, Layton), Cameron, Graeme (Brett), Sheldon (Tessa), Ross (Ashley) Amber, Hayley and Jesse (Kelsey, Jassdynn, Kasen, Cougar, Rhylin). Also surviving is his brother, Larry (Delores) and numerous nieces and nephews.

             Lloyd was pre-deceased by his parents and 2 brothers, Frank and Earl.

            Lloyd was born in Cleeves, Saskatchewan, and then the family moved to Turtleford, where Lloyd was raised.  As a child he learned to play guitar, which many years later was put to use in a small band, the Western Hobos. To earn a little money, as a child, Lloyd trapped small animals, delivered groceries on his bicycle, and used that same bicycle to travel the streets of Turtleford, announcing the upcoming movie in the town theatre. In his early teens, he helped his cousins on a Meadow Lake ranch, to further his dream of ranching at the family farm. When that plan fell through, he went to work near Swift Current in the oil patch. That job took him to Edmonton where he met and married Lorna Camm. The young family moved many times over the next five years, where Lloyd worked oil rigs and trucks in winter, and road construction jobs during the summer months.

            The two older children were born in Lashburn, Saskatchewan. In May of 1962 Lloyd acquired a quarter section of land through an old-fashioned trade, and the move was made to the McLeod Valley area north of Peers. Three more children were born in Edson. Doing odd jobs for neighbors, continuing to work in the oil patch, breaking land, and sawing lumber added to the income.   Permits were garnered to harvest fire-killed pulpwood, and smaller trees for posts and rails in the Tom Hill Tower area. Mixed farming was done for a few years, when his dream finally was realized in a range cow-calf operation. More land was bought to pasture and feed the cattle. Just before the cattle disease epidemic devastated that market, Lloyd sold his cattle, and some of the land. He spent the rest of his life raising feed for sale.

            His loss as a neighbor and friend will be felt by many. Lots of relatives, friends and especially family, loved to drop by for his early morning pancakes and coffee.

An informal gathering of friends and family will be held at Rosevear Hall

at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Lloyd was always willing to help people and, if desired,

donations can be made to organizations that need your help.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Sunday
July 31, 2022

2:00 PM
North Rosevear Community Hall
Township Road 542
Peers, AB T0E 1W0
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