Lloyd Edward Wright

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On Monday, September 19, 2022, Lloyd Edward Wright passed away at the age of 80. He was at home surrounded by his loving family.

Above all else, Lloyd loved his family and friends; especially spending time with his grandchildren. He was their biggest
supporter; whether it was hockey, softball, soccer, football, 4H, school, Christmas
concerts, fishing trips, or advice. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was always up for an adventure. Lloyd was a die-hard Roughriders and Blue Jays fan. Lloyd, who was born in Saskatchewan, had a long career with Transport Canada/NavCanada in Regina, Cambridge Bay and Edmonton. In his retirement, he was always busy with many projects and travels but always had time to lend a hand and spend quality time with family and friends. He was a member of the Legion for the last 54 years and a 49-year member with the ANAVETS. Lloyd was a competitive curler participating in Provincial and National bonspiels as well as golf tournaments.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Karen; daughters Tanis (Warde), Beverly (Jeff), Susan (Darcy), Susie, and Jodi (Darrel); his cherished grandchildren Darren, Nick, Will, Camila, Emma, Paige, Jackson, and Samuel; brothers Harley (Lynn), Aron (Colleen), and Jim (Shawna), and sister Barbara Ann and their families; his Arctic brothers and sisters and their families; and numerous friends and colleagues. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife of 42 years Dora, parents Peter and Dorothy, and brothers Peter, Dick and Wade.

An intimate service of life has been held with immediate family members. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration Of Life on Saturday October 8, 2022 to share fond memories and celebrate his life. Please contact the family for details.

A family service will be held for Lloyd in 2023 in Tuktoyaktuk, NT.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local chapter of the Salvation Army in Lloyd’s honour.

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Holly Nasogaluak Carpenter

My Uncle Lloyd, thank you for being a part of our Nasogaluak Family, you were the perfect Dad to your children, grandchildren and Family members. Uncle, you were a healthy role model to all who knew you. My Mom and Dad, Joe and Susie Nasogaluak Sr. loved and respected you so much, they knew the love you had for my late Aunty Dora. Uncle, you were always kind and giving to your Family in Tuktoyaktuk, never to say No to anyone, no matter the situation. You and Auntie Dora blessed me and my late Husband Arlin with kindness, thank you. You did a great job raising your Family, thank you again. I remember when you and Karen boated to Tuktoyaktuk, you were both so happy, thank you Karen. I write this with love and tears, blessings to my Cousins and all the Family

Barry Butler

Karen and family
I’ll always remember Lloyd as a great friend who was always willing to listen and help you out any way he could. Sorry I couldn’t make it to the service as I’m out of the country at the moment. Rest In Peace Lloyd

Heather Kinrade

To Karen,
Ditto as to what Don said. Lloyd lived a good fulfilling life. I enjoyed spending time with the two of you in our TC days at the AOC center and regional office. Little did we know in the ‘80s we would see the two of you marry in 2010. I was so thankful to be there when you two began your life together. Such a beautiful, happy couple. Your families seemed to join with open arms. I know the life you had together was special.

Hugs to you and your family. I miss you Karen.

Heather

Don Reynolds

To Karen; Tanis , Beverly and Susan and Family

I first met Lloyd in or around 1982 in Regional Office when I went there from Calgary.

Lloyd quickly earned my respect. He was always a guy who said exactly what was on his mind, and he didn’t care if it was in a boardroom or a Hockey Dressing Room. I found this type of honesty very refreshing.

He helped organize the North South Ball Tournaments and the North South Hockey Games. We played together, and against each other for many years. He was a fierce competitor, and a great sportsman.

As you know Lloyd and I shared more than a few “wobbly pops”. On one particular Xmas Eve, after too many after work, Lloyd phoned his daughters, and had them drive me all the way to Clairview, before they drove him home! Needless to say I was in a bit of trouble, but that is another story. Lloyd made sure I got home safely.

Lloyd also gave me many, many, pounds of wonderful and yummy Deer, Elk and Moose meat. This was always a godsend, with three growing kids and a single income.

Lloyd also helped my son, Darren, get a summer job at the workshop, for which he is still grateful. He also was very saddened by Lloyd’s death and also sends his condolences.

I worked for Lloyd for several years. He was one of the reasons I became a Supervisor and Manager.

He was a good friend, and a great mentor. He will be missed by many.

Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the celebration of life, as we are in the United States at a family gathering with all the kids and grand kids.

You have our deepest sympathy.

Don and Yvonne Reynolds

Martin Matthews ( Northern Alberta Service Officer)

Rest In Peace my friend. You were a very instrumental part of our organization. (ANAVETS).

Terry Mains

My sincere condolences to Lloyd and Karen’s families. I met Lloyd in June , 1968, in Regina when I started my work with Transport Canada after graduating from STI. I spent a couple of weeks with Lloyd as he famiarized me with electronic equipment in preparation for my tour of duty in Resolute Bay. Over the years , I saw Lloyd in Coral Harbour , Churchill, and we met at conferences and saw him a few times during the short time I worked at the Edmonton Regional Office. I always had fun going out for a beer with him where we would catch up with each other. I admired Lloyd because of the way he was … a straight shooter and he said what had to be said and did what had to be done, in any situation. Rest in peace my old friend.

Bob Stampe

Farewell, old friend. We had our day and I’m proud of the things we accomplished together when we worked together in Edmonton. You made my transition to Transport Canada’s Western Region easy, and the support you offered every day, made my job easier. I have always appreciated that support, so “Thanks again for that.”
You made it to eighty. Well done, and it was a good eighty. You lived a full life. There’s an old saying that goes …”Everybody dies, but not everybody lives.” That’s not you.
Rest in Peace, Lloyd. I will always remember you.