Long, Lloyd Laverne

October 09, 1935 ~ May 21, 2020

LONG, Lloyd – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lloyd Long on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in his 84th year at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Married 63 years to Ruth Long (nee Pedden). Loving father to Laurie (David) Byers and Karen (Chris) Strachan. Cherished grandfather to Christopher (Laura) Byers, Marcia (Zach) Zavitz and Calvin Strachan. Great-grandfather to Blythe Byers and Colin Zavitz.  Also survived by sister-in-law Barbara (Ken) Wardell and Nancy Tomchick. Lloyd will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Nathan Taylor and the nursing staff at C.E.E. Hospital for their compassionate care. Also a special thank you to Dr. Frank Riedl for his many years of excellent care. Dad liked boating and had built two of his own. He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, loved cats and playing cards and having coffee with his friends at Gary and Reta’s. Later in life he enjoyed baking, especially pie and butter tarts.

Funeral Details
A private family visitation and service will be held at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden. Interment to follow at Oil Springs Cemetery. A celebration of life at Oil Springs Legion will be announced at a later date.

Donations
In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Sarnia Humane Society (please mail cheques to the funeral home).

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  1. Condolences to the whole family. Lloyd was a good friend and I treasured our conversations around the coffee pot at Oil Springs Village Variety when I lived in town. We would also meet up at the racetrack on occasion. Lloyd was a very kind man and I will always have fond memories.

  2. Ruth, Laurie and Karen sorry to hear the death of Lloyd. i remember the good times while we we camping

  3. Dear Ruth please accept our sincere sympathy to you and your family. I just read the obit today (June 2nd). We drove through 21 Highway yesterday on our way to a check up at University Hospital in London and
    I thought of you two. Hopefully we will be able to see you sometime when this covid is over. Love to you Paul and Lois Vandenbogaerde
    Dresden

  4. Dear Ruth, Karen and Laurie, I was sad to hear of Lloyd passing. He was a wonderful, kind man to all. As a kid I always thought him as the gentle giant. I hope all your memories will help you through these difficult times ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry we ca not be there with you to help celebrate his life. Hugs Lynn & Jeff

  5. Lloyd was a long time friend of mine ; we shared coffee usually every morning.for the last several years .And also went snowmobiling with him and other friends several evenings in our younger years . Lloyd was a gentleman and I was proud to call.him my friend .
    Lloyd was a kind and gentle man, he would bring Shirley and myself some of his signature tarts and brownies just because, he will be missed! So sorry to all the family for your loss!

  6. Ruth, Karen and Chris, Laurie & Dave and families. we were so sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. Please know that that you are in our thoughts. Sincerely Mark, Gail, Kyrie and Evan

  7. Condolences to all. Always enjoyed chatting with Lloyd. He will be missed.
    Allen and Terrie Farr

  8. Dear Ruth and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of wonderful memories of when we all went camping up North..

  9. our deepest sympathy to Ruth, Laurie, and Karen and your families. We are especially thinking and praying for you Ruth at such a difficult time.

  10. Ruth Laurie Karen and Family so sorry to hear of Lloyds passing he was such a nice person have great memories of working with Lloyd at the Drum plant. Treasure your memories and hold them close to your heart.

    Karen White

  11. Ruth, Laurie, Karen and Family sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing we have fond memories of him from working at the drum for many years
    Larry and Sandra

  12. Ruth and family so sorry for your loss of Lloyd. He and Ken always had good chats when they got together.

  13. Sending my sincere sympathy to all of Ruths families,
    Remember everyone would be with you except for the virus doesn’t allow us. Hugs

  14. Ruth, Lori & Karen so sorry for your loss if a great husband and father. I think we all agree we are blessed for family and friends and this little town Oil Springs lost a great one with Lloyd. He sure loved his time @ horse races and we saw him many a Sunday afternoon at the service centre preparing to go and he would ask if we had any horses in. He sure had a soft warm personality and we enjoyed talking to him. Dresden raceway will be a lit different without him and my dad. But the memories will last forever. Please except our condolences

  15. Dear Ruth, Laurie, Karen and Families; We are saddened to hear about the passing of our Lloyd. Please accept our condolences. What a wonderful full life. Shirley has so many fond memories of growing up with my dear,bigger cousin. Many summer happy times with Aunt Eva, Uncle Jack and Lloyd on the Caradoc farm. Lloyd, Cousin Bill Corcoran and I had many adventures: we were Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Dale Evans. We had the run of the farm – and of course the love and patience of Aunt Eva and Uncle Jack. These memories extended to the next generation in Poplar Hill with the Eastabrook Boys and The Long Girls with summers spent at their Grandmas. We send our love, Shirley, Glenn and the Eastabrook Family.

  16. Ruth, Laurie, Karen and families, I was so sorry to learn of Lloyd’s passing. Our families had a lot of fun boating and riding the trails on our snowmobiles and visiting with each other over the years. Lloyd was a great man and will be missed. Please know that we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Love Jim, Colleen and Andrew McLean

  17. Dear Ruth and Family,
    I can hear Lloyd’s laughter, in the times our family’s got together. May your memories bring you peace and put smiles on your faces. God bless you. Love Julia Apps Douglas

  18. So sorry to hear of your loss. We was a wonderful man. Cherish your memories.
    Jean Wardell and family.

  19. So sorry to hear of Lloyds passing. Such a nice man..Hold tight to many fond memories. Ruth. Laurie . Karen and families you are in my thoughts and prayers… Love and hugs.. Mary Ann Clark.

  20. My deepest sympathy to Ruth,Laurie , Karen and families . We traded tomatoes , had coffee at the corner for years . He truly loved going to the horse races ! He will be missed by many that knew him !
    Owen Byers

  21. Ruth, Laurie, and families,
    So sorry to read about the passing of Lloyd. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace.
    Michael and Cathy

  22. Ruth, Laurie, Karen & families: sorry to hear of Lloyd ‘s passing today. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. He was a kind soul & will be missed by all that knew him.

  23. Dear Ruth, Laurie + Dave and the families
    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband / father.
    Lloyd was prominent in his family and he will be missed.
    Condolences to the families.

  24. So sorry for your loss – I have very fond memories of working with Lloyd at the drum plant – a very nice man that I nick named Grampy – he called me Daisy May

  25. Aunt Ruth, Laurie and David, Karen and Chris and families: You have our condolences and sympathy on the passing of Uncle Lloyd. He is the last of the four Long brothers. His passing reminds us of the good memories of family hair cutting nights and the annual family picnic at Uncle Murrays. Thinking about all of you – Paul and Heather

  26. Add our condolences to so many others whom knew Lloyd. I remember when the family moved to town and Lloyd ran the concrete company. So sorry to the family. Linda and Bev Byers.

  27. Ruth, Laurie, Karen and families So sorry to hear of the passing of Lloyd. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Deepest Sympathy Gail, Randy & family.

  28. Ruth, Laurie, Karen & Family,
    So sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. I hadn’t seen Lloyd in many years till I seen him a short time ago at Fiddick’s. I cut his hair there and we chatted about horse racing, especially Dresden Raceway.
    RIP Lloyd and cherish your wonderful memories.

    Paula & Kevin Hoskin (Matheson)

  29. Ruth, Laurie, Karen and families So sorry to hear of the passing of Lloyd. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Deepest Sympathy Dianne and Carl

  30. Ruth, Laurie and family, so sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. I always enjoyed our chats in the pharmacy. He was such a gentle soul. Thinking of all of you at this difficult and sad time

  31. Sorry about Lloyd’s passing ,I remember when the family came to Oil Springs. Condolences to you Ruth,L Laurie, Karen and family

  32. To all of Lloyd’s family. We are very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time.

    Terry and Anne Warwick

  33. My most precious memory of Lloyd is shopping in my Dad’s grocery store, when I was a teenager, with a cigar in the side of his mouth and always a pleasant attitude. May all your fond memories of this wonderful person help you smile, as you reminisce in the days to come. RIP Lloyd and thanks for the memories.

    Kelly Kersey

  34. To Ruth and family, we send sympathy with great sadness of the lost of Lloyd. Always enjoyed having a chin wag with Lloyd. May God give you comfort at this time and hold memories close. Alan and Marie Stephenson.

  35. Dear Ruth, Frank & I were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences at this very difficult time. May God hold you close and comfort you and your family!

    Leslie (Muller) Vye & Frank Vye

  36. So sorry to hear about the passing of Lloyd. Lloyd would love to chat whenever seeing him. He will be missed by so many that knew him . Thinking of all the families at this difficult time! Love Always Ron and Maureen Bailey and Family xoxo

  37. Ruth , Laurie , Karen and families , so sorry to hear about Lloyd’s passing .Hold on to the wonderful memories .
    Leo and Karen Burns

  38. To all the Long family, our sincere condolences in the passing of Lloyd. May your memories console you at this difficult time.

  39. So sorry to learn of Lloyd s passing. My sympathy to you Ruth, Laurie, Karen and your families. Peggy Melton

  40. Ruth, Laurie, Karen and families. I’m so Sorry to hear about Lloyd passing. I will treasure my many conversations with him over the years. He was always so friendly to to talk to in the small town of family oriented community. I will miss running into him. I’m thinking of you all. My condolences and prayers are with you all.
    Debra May