GRAVES, Alfred 'Lloyd' - Passed away peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital on Wednesday September 14, 2016, after a sudden struggle with cancer.
Lloyd was in his 73rd year and was the beloved husband of Barbara (Smith) for 50 years. Loving father of Jennifer (Steve) and Warren (Emily). Treasured grandfather of Ethan and Aidan Graves and Elise Jarjoura.
Dear brother of Maude (Willard), Jim (Sharon) and Ralph (Marilyn). Also dearly remembered by nieces Julie and Jackie and nephew Jim.
Family will receive friends at the Mackey Funeral Home, Lindsay, on Sunday From 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Funeral service will be held at Fairview Baptist Church on Monday, September 19th at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Whitchurch-Stouffville.
As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to Heritage Christian School, and/or Fairview Baptist Church.
Lloyd was born Feb. 26th, 1944 in Newmarket and grew up on the family farm with his sister and two brothers. At a young age he enjoyed working with horses and driving tractors. In highschool Lloyd enjoyed all sports but basketball was his favourite.
After high school, Lloyd attended the University of Waterloo to work on his teaching degree. During his first year of university his parents were killed in a car/train accident. His sister Maude and her husband Bob were happy to have him come and live with them. During that time Lloyd also met the love of his life, Barb, at a basketball game, and two years later they were married.
They both pursued a teaching profession and moved to Lindsay in 1969. Their family life began with Jennifer born in 1973, and Warren in 1975. They attended William Street Baptist Church and later Fairview Baptist Church in 1973. Life was busy and rewarding with teaching, raising children, and participating in church activities. Lloyd also had a passion for coaching high school sports teams. God has richly blessed them and their family.