December 21, 1931 – October 20, 2020
On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Jack Ross Lloyd passed away peacefully at Oliver Lodge Special Care Home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at the age of 88.
Jack was born on December 21, 1931, in Antelope, Saskatchewan. His parents were Lewis Leroy Lloyd, and Christina Ruth Lloyd (Graham).
After graduating from the Saskatchewan Teacher’s College in 1950, Jack had a wonderful and positive impact on his students, with a very successful career as a teacher for 22 years in Rock Point, Demaine, Loreburn and finally, at Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon. In 1973, Jack moved into a new role in education as provincial superintendent of schools in Humboldt, then Assistant Regional Director of Education in Yorkton, and Regional Director of Education in Weyburn. Through the years, he continued to accept and embrace new challenges, including Associate Director of the Department of Education’s Regional Services Division, Executive Director of Finance and Administration for the Department of Education, and following his ‘retirement’, he continued to work in various roles, including as the Director of Education for the Northern Lights School Division.
One of his many accomplishments was the role he played negotiating teacher salaries and benefits on the Teacher Bargaining committee, initially for the STF and later, on the government side. He was revered as someone who could negotiate a fair deal for both sides. Jack was involved with the Provincial Boundary Commission, again because of his universally respected mediation and negotiation expertise, and he was the Principal of the Saskatchewan Correspondence School for a number of years after he retired.
Certainly, one of Jack’s proudest moments was when he was awarded Honourary Life Membership in the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation.
Many years later, his students and coworkers remember him as a kind, wise, and caring man. Through his time as an educator, Jack never forgot the value of family, always putting his family and friends first, and was an incredible and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Everyone who knew Jack loved him, and his consistently calm and rational demeanor helped to comfort those around him.
Jack loved to travel and explore the world. He enjoyed playing and watching baseball, curling, and cheering on his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders. He did not like it when they lost. Above all, he cherished time spent with family and friends.
He lived in many towns and cities in Saskatchewan through the years, including Antelope, Moose Jaw, Rock Point, Demaine, Loreburn, Saskatoon, Humboldt, Yorkton, Weyburn, Regina, Lac La Ronge, and Beechy.
Jack is survived by his loving wife Florence Lloyd (Morson, Vallevand), daughter Barbara Lawrence of Kaslo, BC, sons Rick Lloyd (Sharon) of Calgary, AB, and David Lloyd (Kim) of Calgary, AB. Also, stepchildren Keith Morson (Norma) of Saskatoon, SK, Ken Morson (Bev) of Dinsmore, SK, Maureen Brown (Elmer) of Saskatoon, SK, and Leone Martin (Rob) of 100 Mile House, BC. Jack was the very proud grandfather to Tania Lawrence, Jana (Joel) Salt, Jeff (Lee Jay) Lawrence, Michael (Chelsea) Morson, Yvonne (Justin) Desjarlais, Lance (Allyce) Brown, Michelle Lloyd, Regan (Lindy) Brown, Christopher (Meshell) Lloyd, Shanelle (Brady) Plett, Adam Willett, Rochelle (Stan) Martin, Jacob Willett, Joshua Martin, Alyssa Willett, and Rhianna Martin. Also, Jack adored his great grandchildren Kaylie, Isabella, Dylan, Henry, Georgia, Faye, Reuben, Clive, Tennyson, Clementine, Tate, Amos, and Nash. Jack is also survived by sister Alta Jean Knelsen of Abbotsford, BC, and sister-in-law Eleanor Lloyd of Sidney, BC.
He is predeceased by his parents, wife Kay Lloyd (Wilson), son Timothy Lloyd, brother Don Lloyd, son-in-law Bob Lawrence, and brother-in-law Jake Knelsen.
Due to Covid travel complications, and respecting safety considerations, a celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a future time, with details to be announced.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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November 2, 2020
Even as a young girl, my impression of Jack was always of such a kind and gentle spirited man who truly cared about people - even kids like me. As a teenager, there was a sense of generosity and hospitality as Jack and Florence welcomed passels of youth to their house to host youth group.
I know Jack will be missed, and the legacy he leaves will bless people far into the future, and we will rejoice to see him again in eternity! May God's peace and comfort blanket his family and friends in the days to come.
November 1, 2020
When I had my motorcycle accident in 1993 I was sent to a hospital in Regina. Jack was always there for me. I remember his smile and encouragement.
Jack was also there for me when I upgraded some high school classes so that I could meet the entrance requirements for college. Again, Jack was there to guide me and direct me.
Jack will always be in my heart and memories. Jack will be missed and I will be forever grateful for your love and assistance!
October 31, 2020
My condolences to Florence and to all the family. I was reacquainted with Florence and Lloyd while they lived in
They shared with me their many travels around the world.
Thanks for sharing.
October 31, 2020
I appreciate getting to know Jack during the time he lived in Beechy. I especially remember him sharing about his early teaching experience in a small country school, on the occasion of the one hundred year celebration of Jonesville school, near Beechy, in 2013. It seems he had a confrontation with a father of one of his students, about some discipline matter. The parent was belligerent, but Jack stood his ground. In his own words, he said, "I thought I could run faster than he could!"
Blessings on you Florence and all of the family.
October 28, 2020
Summer At The Cabin 1999
- Clearwater Lake Regional Park
Grandparents Jack and Florence invited Christopher and Michelle to the summer cabin
The grandparents had a plan. Jack is holding the canoe sturdy as they jump off into the lake. Florence caught them in action. Good action shot.