March 16, 1932 - April 6, 2014
On Sunday, April 6, our dad, Lloyd Whitehead passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the age of 82. Dad is survived by his six daughters and one son, DARLENE (Wayne Michel), Taryn and Melissa; JACKIE (Eugene Smith), Malcolm and Michael; DEBBIE (David Hunter), Karen, David and Darren; JOANNE (Doug Barmby), Tammy, Tyler, Tanis and Austin; MELODY (Brent Kennedy), Shauna and Brett; TERRI (Jack McDonald), Nicole and Ashley; DARREN, Dallas and Devin and twenty-nine great grandchildren; his brother Gordon; sisters Georgina Foster, Irene (Don) Grasley and Faith (Barry) Phelan and numerous nieces and nephews. Dad is predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Jackie; parents George and Margaret Whitehead; parents in-law Stanley and Mabel Delmage; brother David Whitehead; sisters Evelyn Young and Sybil Fitzpatrick; grandchildren Christopher Michel and Ella Rose Brown.
Dad was born on March 16, 1932 in Corning, SK and was the fourth eldest of eight children. As a young child he moved with his family to Regina. This is where he met and married mom on May 31, 1952. They moved to Saskatoon and seven years later in 1967 made their final move to Prince Albert. Dad began his working career with the Provincial Government as an electrician and retired 36 years later as a Regional Director. Dad and mom loved to travel and spent many years wintering in Texas. Dad enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and berry picking which provided well for his large family. Dad enjoyed playing cards, shooting pool, golfing and bowling. Dad cherished his family and we are comforted knowing that his pain and suffering is over and he is now resting peacefully with mom. The family would like to thank the dialysis unit nurses for the care and compassion they have shown dad for the past year and a half. Thank you to the Victoria Hospital level six staff, Dr. Watt and Dr. Davis for helping to make dad comfortable during his final days. Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Calvary United Church, 114 – 25th Street East, Prince Albert, SK with Reverend Nora Vedress officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations may be made to the Victoria Hospital Foundation, 1200 – 24th Street West, Prince Albert, SK S6V 5T4. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, Lorne Adams, Funeral Director.