David Lloyd Dodge
October 10th, 1927
– April 15th, 2011
After a long and painful illness Lloyd is finally at peace. He leaves his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy, his daughter Carrie Walsh (Pat), his sons Doug (Sharron) and Dale (Roberta) and eight grandchildren, one precious great grandchild, as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends. Lloyd was born in Vancouver to parents Annie and Jim Dodge, but was raised on the McKay Ranch. He lived in Lytton his entire life. The most precious things in his life were his family, his horses, and sports and later in life his afternoon coffee sessions at the Deli with his friends. Lloyd drove school bus for thirty years on Highway 12. His students were always regarded as his “school bus family”. He was proud of their triumphs and deeply shared their tragedies. He was an excellent baseball player, loved badminton and golf, and enjoyed hunting and rounding up the cattle on his horse. He was in the service of the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers (1942 – 45), an original Lytton Lion’s Club member and has been a Legion member for at least five or six decades. He was also deeply involved in the Boy Scout movement for many years. Lloyd had a great sense of humour which he never lost even through his many illnesses.
Many thanks go out to the Lytton Medical Clinic (staff and Dr. Hoffe) for the wonderful care they gave and also especially in the last months of Lloyd’s life of the loving care shown him by the nurses, doctors and staff of the Royal Inland Hospital.
Funeral Service was held on Friday, April 22, 2011 in the Kumsheen Secondary School with The Reverend Jim White officiating. Interment followed at Lytton Highway Cemetery.
Should friends wish to make a donation in Lloyd’s memory, please consider the Royal Inland Hospital (ICU Fund), 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 or the St. Bartholomew’s Health Care Auxiliary Memorial Fund, 531 Main St, Lytton, BC, V0K 1Z0.
Arrangements entrusted to
Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops,