Dr. Lloyd Baldwin passed away on March 6, 2015 at the age of 74 after a 20 year battle with cancer. Lloyd was born in the district of Brightholm, Saskatchewan on March 23, 1940. After graduating High School in Melfort, SK he completed an electrical engineering course in Toronto. He later attended dental college at U of A and upon graduating he moved his wife and children to Chilliwack where he opened his dental practice on Mary Street. He worked in his practice for over twenty years and was the type of person who thought of his patients as friends. Dr. B. as he was known to his staff and patients, was always grateful for his good fortune in life and would frequently pay it forward by providing free dentistry for families who were financially compromised. Lloyd had many talents and a number of hobbies. He was a master wood worker and over the years he built dining room tables, rocking chairs/animals, for his family and friend’s children. One of his favorite woodworking projects was eight oak rocking cradles that he built for his own children, nieces, nephews, plus friends. He became the “go to guy” for family and friends, if they needed advice or had something to repair. He loved the challenge of taking on a new project and never refused a job. He was always in his element when tinkering in his workshop, fixing motors, welding or wood working. When he built his home in Chilliwack he did much of the finishing carpentry as well as for his holiday home on Lake Watcom. His last major project was to design and build a barn for their three horses. Lloyd enjoyed motorcycling, golfing, skiing, camping and frequently took the whole family on camping trips which included these sports. One of Lloyd’s great pleasures was to help his kids on their hobby farms. He loved to hop on a tractor and harrow a field or to assist with the building of a barn. He particularly enjoyed the numerous BBQ’s and bonfires with his family after a days work. Lloyd was a member of the Chilliwack Masonic Lodge and worked his way up to become a Shriner. In 1995 Lloyd retired from dentistry after learning that he had cancer and for the next 20 years he enjoyed his life to the fullest with Marrian at his side. They spent their winters in Mexico where they golfed and fished, and developed many lasting friendships with the people there. He attended a local Masonic group and helped with fundraisers for children needing corrective surgery. He became a Rotarian while in Mexico and worked with the Rotary to improve the education of the local children. Lloyd lived an exemplary, fulfilled and happy life and in moments of reflection his favorite way to sum up his life was to state that he had no regrets and was grateful to have lived in the best of times. He was a rock for those who knew and loved him. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Lloyd is survived by: His wife Marrian, his soul mate and love of his life, his children Linda, Calvin), Don(Ramona), grandchildren Jason, Garrett, Mikayla, Selina, Alexis, great grandchildren Madison, Michael, Joseph and Julianna. Siblings, Lee(Norm) Al, Dennis, Lorne,(Liz), Dale(Joyce), Don(Linda), and Barry. He is predeceased by: His father Otto, his mother Adeline and his step father Ernie. The family would like to thank Dr. Bull & the palliative care staff for their kindness & excellent care.
A memorial and celebration of life will be announced at a later date.