Lloyd George Fike

Lloyd George Fike

July 22, 1924 – December 16, 2015

Lloyd George Fike passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital surrounded by family on December 16, 2015 at the age of 91 years. Lloyd is lovingly remembered by his loving wife, Lois Ellen of 62 years; sons, Dan (Ruth), Peter (April), Owen (Jenny), and Lloyd Jr. (Tracy); sisters, Elva (Adrian), and Lila; brother, Dallas (Irene); his grandchildren, Jason (Heather), Jeremy, Jesska (Josh), Sarina (Troy), Morgan, Taylor, Spencer, Christie, Karianne, Kylee and Coleton; his great-grandchildren, Steven, Kyonna, Kasey and Autumn. He is also survived by sister-in-laws, Fern (Gerry), Judy (Rolland), and June (Ted); brother-in-laws, Jim (Christine) and Gordon. He was predeceased by his father Irvin and mother Abigail; sister, Irene (Ernest); brothers, Arther, Owen and Ralph (Lavina); brother-in-laws, Niels and George; sister-in-laws, Greta and Joy and great-grandson, Tristin. Lloyd Fike was born on the family farm in Madden. He was a hardworking man, leaving school at the age of 14, and working right up to his 91st birthday. He was very detail orientated and dedicated to everything that he did. His word was his bond. On January 29, 1943 he drove his 1927 Ford home to the family farm, drained the fluids then walked 10 miles to Crossfield in freezing temperatures to catch the train to Calgary, where he enlisted on February 1, 1943. He served overseas until his discharge on May 16, 1946. After the war he worked various jobs including collecting scrap metal until he married Lois, the love of his life on September 18, 1953. A few years after their marriage he got hired as a grounds keeper at the City of Calgary and later with the Government of Alberta taking care of the grounds of the provincial buildings in Calgary. He took a transfer to the Calgary Correctional Institution as Head Gardener. In 1979 he retired to a hobby farm outside of Barriere, British Columbia until they moved back to Calgary in 1993. Shortly after returning to Calgary, he started collecting scrap metal again which continued right up to his 91st birthday. Lloyd believed that if you didn’t need it don’t buy it and if it wasn’t broken do not throw it out. A Visitation will be held at SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE, 12700 Macleod Trail South (at Lake Fraser Gate) on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE, 12700 Macleod Trail South (at Lake Fraser Gate), on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Crossfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made in Lloyd’s memory directly to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund by mail, (Dominion Command, 86 Aird Place Ottawa ON, K2L 0A1) or online, http://www.legion.ca/honour-remember/donate-to-the-legion-poppy-fund/. Messages of remembrance may be left for the family at www.southcalgaryfuneralcentre.ca


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