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Lloyd Swanson

Lloyd Swanson

Swanson: Lloyd Robert Swanson, age 85, of Swift Current, SK passed away on the morning of Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Palliser Regional Care Centre, Swift Current. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from the Community Baptist Church, with Rev. Joell Haugan officiating. The pianist was Karen Funk. Music was provided by Glorybound (Lloyd's favorite music group) and Sherri and Madisson Andrzejewski. Eulogists were Emily Giesbrecht and Marlyn Zidkovich. Scripture readers were Meloney Duguid, Cindy Swanson, and Sandra Trenholm. Ushers were Wilbert Bender, Dale Brooks, Elmer Elias, and Jake Gerlach. The interment service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery. The honorary pallbearers were past and present members of the Swift Current Fire Department. The pallbearers were Steve Dueck, Dustyn Haugan, Dylan Haugan, Matthew Haugan, Lyle Krause, and Kim Swanson. Lloyd was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was predeceased by his parents, Gustave & Ella (Nelson) Swanson; brothers, Art, Ralph, and Dean Swanson; sister, Doris (Swanson) Lloyd; first wife, Georgina (Lazurca) Swanson; and some other relatives and in-laws. He is survived by his daughter, Penny (Swanson) Giesbrecht, her husband, Terrance Giesbrecht, and their children, Amy and Emily Giesbrecht; his son, Ronald Swanson, and his wife, Beverley (Casemore) Swanson, and their children, Chandra Swanson and Shaun Swanson, as well as Tiffany, Chandra's daughter; brothers, Walter and Elmer Swanson; and his second wife, LaNorma (Smith) Swanson, and her three daughters-Meloney (Lyle) Duguid, Sandra Trenholm, and Marlyn (Wes) Zidkovich-and step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, and one step-great great grandchild; and other relatives and in-laws. Lloyd was born on February 9, 1929 in Cabri and attended school there as a child. He enjoyed horseback riding and sports in his childhood. He was united in marriage to Georgina Swanson on October 12, 1957. They nearly reached their 50th wedding anniversary, but Georgina passed away April 22, 2007. After two years as a widower, Lloyd married LaNorma Smith on July 4, 2009. They were enjoying sharing their lives together until Lloyd's fall in June 2012, which led to hospitalization and transfer to long-term care. The family is grateful for the compassionate care he received at the Palliser Regional Care Centre. Lloyd was a diligent worker. His main employers included Cabri Co-op, Swift Current Fire Department (35 years), and Swift Current Pioneer Co-op (40 years). His faith was very important to him, and he was a member of the Community Baptist Church in Swift Current. He took great pleasure in visiting with family and friends, going to church or Bible study, reading, listening to gospel music and Nite Watch, and travelling with LaNorma. In his memory, memorial donations may be made to the Community Baptist Church (Freedom 25 fund), or The Gideons Bible Society. Warren's Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. For further information, please call 306-773-8831 or visit their website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com to express your sympathy to the family in their book of condolence.

 
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