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November 14, 1924 – December 28, 2020

After a brief illness, our amazing Dad and Grandpa passed away at North Shore Hospice at the age of 96.  Lloyd will be forever missed by his five daughters, Bonni, Laurie, Luanne, Leslie and Marnie, along with  his six grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his dearest friend and companion Brenda Barrett.

Lloyd was born in Vancouver to Robert Hodge Walker and Jane Dougal Watt, both of Leith, Scotland. He was the youngest of seven children. While growing up, he spent many summers in Scotland with his extended family. In 1950 he moved to Calgary where he met and married his sweetheart Arlene Ruth Lemmon. He succeeded in building a business, Cal-Van Engineering, and in 1956 moved his young family back to Vancouver and opened a second office. He later opened a plant in Burnaby specializing in combustion equipment.

Lloyd raised his family in West Vancouver on Elveden Lake, where he taught his girls the enjoyment of boating, swimming, and skating. Lloyd had an ear for music, especially jazz, and played his piano most evenings to the delight of his friends and family. He enjoyed dancing, and was often in demand on the dance floor.  Sailing was his passion; he was a 50 year member of RVYC where he represented the club, racing locally and internationally. This passion also provided him an escape from a houseful of women. In his later years, he slowed down and cruised the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound, navigating by the stars, accompanied by dolphins. Soon after the death of Arlene in 1992, he retired from sailing, and divided his days between the beach in Sechelt and daily walks on the West Van seawall.

He was most proud of his family; his life was beautiful and well lived, and he will be missed everyday.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Messages of condolence may be left below.

Condolence Messages

  1. George

    16 June 2021 1 year ago

    My sincere condolences to Bonni, Laurie, Luanne, Leslie, Marnie and families on the loss of your dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa. I have many happy memories of both your parents while growing up as your neighbor in the old Groveland neighborhood. He will be missed greatly.

  2. Laura Opsal

    04 February 2021 1 year ago

    Wonderful Memories of all our great times on ‘Groveland Road’. Your father was our ‘rock’ and we are all so grateful to have had him in our lives. Sincere condolences to all of the Walker girls and their families. Will miss you dear Lloydie. Love from the “Opsal Family’. Mathew, Laura and Cynthia xox

  3. Teresa Noon Gabriel and Adolf Gabriel

    22 January 2021 1 year ago

    Dear Luanne,
    Sincere condolences on the passing of your Father……
    May happy memories of a beautiful, long life, well lived
    be of consolation to you and your family. We are sorry for your loss…….
    Love, Teresa and Adolf

  4. Joan & Archie

    22 January 2021 1 year ago

    Laurie, your stories of growing up on Elveden Lake sounded so magical, and we will always think of Lloyd when we drive or bike by there. With our condolences to the family on your loss. Love, Joan & Archie


    21 January 2021 1 year ago

    We never met, but you left a cherished legacy and lived a full life of independence right to the end. How wonderful if everyone could live the life you did, and be loved as you were,
    You can rest easy Harold knowing your contributions and commitments created joy in the world while you were here, that will carry on because of you.
    The body may die, but you live on

  6. judy

    19 January 2021 1 year ago

    love to all of you….the photos are so beautiful….I guess we’re the elders now……hope we can live up to it!!!

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