Fr. Lloyd C. Dwyer

February 27, 1931October 28, 2017

Fr. Lloyd Cornelius Dwyer Sydney

It is with great sadness the family of Fr. Lloyd Cornelius Dwyer announces his passing on Saturday, October 28, 2017 after a brief illness. Fr. Dwyer passed away in An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. He was born February 27, 1931 in New Glasgow, NS. He was the son of the late John and Catherine (Murphy ) Dwyer. Fr. Lloyd is survived by his sisters Anne (Bill) Nobes, White Rock, BC; Verna Dwyer, Comox, BC; and brother, Kevin (Lois), Whitby, Ontario; as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was predeceased by siblings, Andrew, John and Helen Chouinard. A graduate of Normal College, Truro, he taught in Ingonish, Cape Breton for 3 years. Father Dwyer then went on to obtain his undergraduate degree from St. Francis Xavier University, and then pursued Religious studies at St. Paul University in Ottawa. Fr. Dwyer was ordained for the Diocese of Antigonish in June, 1960. He then went to teach for 3 years at S. Pius X prep. Seminary in Ottawa. Over the next 13 years he served parishes in Sydney, North Sydney and West Bay – during his time in West Bay he also taught school. In 1973, Fr. Lloyd returned to study Pastoral Care at St. Paul University. In 1974 he began serving the community as Chaplain of St. Rita Hospital, Sydney City Hospital, Cape Breton Hospital and later Cape Breton Regional Hospital, retiring in 1997. In his younger days, Fr. Lloyd loved to jog and continued to be an avid walker in the North End of Sydney, always greeting everyone he met on the way. Fr. Lloyd was gifted in his service to others through Pastoral Care. A very kind and caring man, he loved to sit and chat with people, he always had an open mind and heart for all and especially those who needed it most. Fr. Dwyer felt everyone needed someone to just say hello. He also loved a good story and readily shared a good laugh with many. Visitation for the late Fr. Lloyd Dwyer will take place 2 – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov 1 at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. also on Wednesday, Nov 1 at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church. Bishop Brian Dunn will preside over the Mass of Christian Burial along with priests of the diocese at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov 2 at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Words of comfort may be sent to Fr. Dwyer’s family by visiting ‘As the father has loved me, so have I loved you’


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Vigil Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, November 2, 2017

Fr. Lloyd C. Dwyer

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November 3, 2017

I taught with Father Dwyer when he taught at Princeville School. ( West Bay Road) He was a kind, considerate man who wanted the very best for his students. We the staff had many hearty laughs with him in the Staff Room. Harvey and I called our son Lloyd after him. May he rest in peace.
Patricia and Harvey Petrie Glendale

Dorothy Brocklehurst

November 2, 2017

I am sending my dear Mom's deepest sympathy to the family and the Priests in the Antigonish Diocese on the recent death of Father Dwyer.. Mom was saddened to hear the news. She really loved Father Dwyer and enjoyed their many chats. She will certainly miss him. She is praying for all of you in this your time of sorrow and loss.
Audrey Brocklehurst on behalf of Dorothy Brocklehurst

November 1, 2017

I first met Father Dwyer at Cape Breton Regional Hospital when he was with pastoral services and I went to work there as a young social worker. Over the years I would regularly meet him walking as we shared the same route. In the last few years, I saw him regularly at Mac Gillivray Guest home where he lived and my mom was a resident for the past 2 years. He always greeted you with a smile and showed interest in what you were doing. I so enjoyed my chats with him and will always remember him with fondness.

Gwen Dwyer Bishop

November 1, 2017

Uncle Lloyd was kind, compassionate, gentle, understanding, sentimental with a beautiful soul! His passing will leave an empty space in our lives! What can I say when there is no way to tell you now how much you mean and how much you were loved - except to hope that in your heart you knew!
Gwen Dwyer Bishop & David Charles Bishop

November 1, 2017

My sincere sympathy to Fr. Lloyd's family and to the Priests of the Diocese. I have fond memories of Fr. Lloyd. When I was 12 he approached me and another classmate to sing morning mass at St. Joseph's Church in Sydney. I was thrilled to have been asked. I continued to sing mass until I was 20.
I will miss Fr. Lloyd's infectious smile which greeted me every time we met. I will pray for Peace on his life in Eternity. May our Loving Creator bless you all with Courage, Strength and Peace in this your time of sorrow and loss.
Audrey M. Brocklehurst

Shirley Mac Lean

November 1, 2017

I have fond memories of Father Dwyer when I was a child. He was such a sweetheart, and would come into our classroom when we were having a spelling bee. He would write the correct spelling on the chalk board for us. When he was Chaplin at St. Rita Hospital he always had an apple or fudge for the techs when we'd be in on call in the med lab. My sincerest condolences to his family. Rest easy in the arms of Jesus my dear friend!

Paul Beaton

October 31, 2017

Sincere condolences to Father Dwyer's family.I was a student when he was teaching in West Bay Road at Princeville Elementary.He left a lasting, positive impression with all of us.He used to say..I look like Tom Jones,don't I?...Then he would laugh heartily. Great memories. May he rest in peace with God.

Reva Sweeney

October 31, 2017

My sincere condolence to Fr. Lloyd Dwyer's family and friends. I knew him, when he was Chaplin at City Hospital, he was so sweet, and good to the staff, and patients. He had a heart of gold, and smiles and hugs he always gave freely. Great memories of him. I have another commitment and sad I will not be able to attend his service. God bless you. Fr. Lloyd, rest in peace with Our Lord.

Sheila Chisholm

October 31, 2017

Remember Lloyd from the time we were young in New Glasgow. He loved to play the piano at our house and I was over to Dwyer's a lot. Remember his mother well with chickens, cream separator, etc. Wonderful days for sure. I am quite a bit younger than Lloyd but he grew up in St. John the Baptist Parish where my husband Dick's uncle was the parish priest for years, Father D. R. Chisholm.

john macdougall

October 31, 2017

my condolences on your loss. I remember him very well. I grew up on Shelburne st. when he was in Sydney at St. Ritas he used a chalice donated in honor of my wife's father. John n Sheila Mac Dougall