September 1936 – June 2015
Thomas Lloyd Henry Lohnes passed away after a short illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC. Born in North Sydney, N.S, the son of the late Theodore and Nora Lohnes. In 1955 Lloyd joined the R.C.A.F. as a Munitions and Weapons Tech (Weapons Tech. Air) On a blind date while home on leave, he met his wife-to-be Stella and in 1959 they were married and went on to have three children. Predeceased by his father, mother, and his twin brother, he is survived by his wife Stella of 56 yrs, his son Ken, daughters Bonnie and Cathy, his grand children Nigel Lohnes, Felicia Jorgensen and Sara & Dylan Grimstead. Also survived by brother Ted Lohnes (Jeannette, N.B.) and sister Bernadette Gallagher (Phil, N.S.) and many nieces and nephews.
Lloyd was stationed in Chatham, N.B., Cold Lake, AB, Marville, France, Lahr, Germany, back to Cold Lake, AB and eventually settling in Comox, BC in 1971.
Lloyd had an active life that started with cadets, many different sports that included volleyball, golfing, curling, skeet shooting in Alberta, Europe and Comox Valley; teacher of Hunter Training, taxidermist, large and small carpentry projects. Lloyd joined the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 160 Comox in 1974, went up thru the committees and chairs to become President from 1980 to 1982. When his last term as President was over, he went on to be Zone Commander of N.C.V.I. He also served a final term as Branch President in 2005.
There will be a Celebration of Life at the Comox Legion on Thursday, July 2nd at 1 p.m. in the upper Legion hall. Memorial donations to charity of choice.