The family of Lloyd Sauder of Osoyoos, BC is saddened to announce his passing. Lloyd passed away on December 13, 2021 at the age of 79.
Lloyd will be forever cherished by Claudia, his loving wife of 58 years, and his sisters Georgina and Grace. The most important thing in Lloyd’s life was his family. He was very proud of his kids and grandchildren. Lloyd will be especially missed by his son, David (Allison) and daughter, Kim (Gord); his grandchildren, Mitchell, Brianne, Erin, Kelsey, and Michelle; and great grandchildren, Peyton and Brody. Lloyd’s dog, Jade had also become a very special companion to him.
Born in Powell River to Philip and Mary (Pelzer) Sauder, Lloyd’s family then relocated to Burnaby, BC where he graduated from Burnaby Central in 1960.
Lloyd always had a love for cars and he was one of the founding members of the Intruders Car Club, whose members have remained lifelong friends. This interest led him to become a heavy-duty mechanic, training at the Vancouver Vocational Institute. Lloyd began his career at Cummins Diesel and then went on to work at Imperial Oil. He and the family lived in Coquitlam until 1978 when he moved to Aldergrove and made a career change to drive a semi-truck B-Train, as an owner/operator, and then on to a concrete pumper truck. This move enabled Lloyd to spend less time commuting and more time with his family. Whether it was coaching baseball, volunteering as a cub and scout leader or with 4-H, he was always there supporting his kids.
In 1996, Lloyd and Claudia moved to Osoyoos where they worked an 800 tree orchard in their “semi-retirement.”
Lloyd was known for his friendly smile and welcoming heart. No matter his age, he was always a big kid at heart, and it was well known by his kids and grandchildren that he always had treats to share. He will live on in the hearts of all of us who were blessed to know him.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Lloyd’s memory to The Heart and Stroke Foundation at https://www.heartandstroke.ca or to the BCSPCA at https://spca.bc.ca.
A Celebration of Lloyd’s Life will be held April 16, 2022 in Osoyoos, BC.