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Lloyd Hartman

Lloyd Hartman

Born In: Lemsford
Born: March 27th, 1935

Passed on: February 18th, 2013

HARTMAN: It is with great sadness that the family of Lloyd Hartman announce his passing on February 18th, 2013 at the age of 77. Lloyd was born on a farm south of Lemsford on March 27th, 1935. He grew up in Lancer, worked at the Millie Ranch and later farmed with his dad. He took over the family farm in 1974. He was a traditional farmer who believed that the modern ways would never work. Lloyd raised cows and horses and was often called by the neighbors to help a sick animal. Lloyd was a cowboy, he loved rodeos and travelled many miles to compete as a calf roper and a team roper winning many buckles. In 1987, Lloyd was presented with the Gordon Simpson Award (a working cowboy award) at the Canadian Western Exhibition. In 1989 Lloyd and his partner Emil won the Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo team roping. In 1998 Lloyd was presented with a Gold Card from the Canadian Cowboys Association for actively promoting the sport of rodeo and the Association. He hosted two rodeos at the farm (1961 & 1962), was the president of the Sandhills Roping Club for many years, chute boss at the Swift Current Rodeo and Sandhills Rodeo. Lloyd enjoyed fishing and hunting and in his later years gardening was his passion. It made him very happy to give away an abundance of produce. He could tell you the history of the many arrowheads he found, the community history as well as the history of the sand hills. Lloyd had a great sense of humor and was known for being a big tease of the local children. He drove school bus for many years and always had an interesting story to tell. He enjoyed playing cards, was an avid reader and he watched the documentaries on television. Lloyd was a member of the Knights of Columbus, had been on the village council, worked at community events and was on an advisory board dealing with Old Timers Rodeos. His grandchildren were very special to him, bringing him joy and laughter every time they were around. He followed the activities of his children and grandchildren - skating, hockey, curling, soccer, lacrosse, steer riding. Lloyd lived his life with a spirit of independence and determination never wavering on his opinions and rarely asking for assistance. Lloyd leaves to cherish in his memory; his wife Eileen of 52 years; children Paulette (Kim), Trish (Rick), Clayton (Karen); grandchildren; Ryden (Alyss), Courtney (Rob), Austin, Kylee, Cole, Chad, Cade; sisters Betty Ann (Denis) and Tillie; brother Karl, as well as uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. At Lloyd's request no funeral service will be held. Internment will be held at a later date. In memory of Lloyd donations can be made to the Cabri Hospital Auxilliary or The Canadian Cowboy's Association at Box 1027 Regina, SK S4P3B2. Culham/Bowers Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-5110 or 1-800-799-5110 or visit our web site at www.culhambowersfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members in our book of condolences.
The Cowboy's Prayer
Lord, I've never lived where churches grow
I loved creation better as it stood,
The day you finished it so long ago,
And looked upon your work and called it good.
I know that others find you in the light
That's sifted down through tinted window panes
And yet I seem to feel you near tonight,
In this dim quiet starlight on the plains.
Lord, let me live my life as I've begun.
And give me work that's open to the sky;
Make me a partner of the wind and the sun,
And I'll not ask a life that that's soft nor high.
Let me be easy on the man that's down,
Let me be square and generous with all;
I'm careless, Lord. Sometimes when I'm in town,
But never let them say I'm mean or small.
Make me as big and open as the plains,
As honest as the horse between my knees,
Clear as the wind that blows behind the rain,
Free as a hawk that circles down the breeze.
Forgive me Lord, if sometimes I forget,
You know about the reasons that are hid.
You know me better than mother did.
Just keep an eye on all that's done and said,
And right me sometimes when I turn aside,
And guide me along the dim trail ahead,
That stretches upward towards the Great Divide.




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