It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon Loyd Stainthorp announce his passing January 3, 2019 at the age of 93 years. Loyd (as he preferred to go by and yes, it is spelled properly) served time in the military just prior to the end of WWII, then in the printing lab of the University hospital, from there he went on to be a Greyhound bus driver, then ticket agent in Edmonton and then superintendent of the interior of B.C. in 1960. In 1973 the family moved back to Edmonton where he sold Engineered Homes, in 1982 he and his wife Ellen moved to Surrey B.C. where he was the area rep for North Associates medical equipment. At both Engineered Homes and North Associates, he set sales records which were never broken. He was honest, professional, trustworthy and had a wonderful “gift of the gab”.
Loyd was a kind and gentle man and was fortunate enough to find two soulmates in his life. He is survived by his loving wife Elsie, brother Gary (Shirley), daughter Terri, Son Bob (Ann), grand children, Andrea (Evan), Russell, Alyssa (Cathy), Chris (Mei-ling), Dallas (Samantha), Courtney and six great-grandchildren. From Elsie’s family, Barbara (Gerry), Donna (Paul), Wendy (Stephen) and grandchildren, Geoffrey (Adrienne), James (Cristina), Jillian (Michael), Ian, Adam (Stephanie), Matthew and seven great-grandchildren.
Loyd was predeceased by his loving wife Ellen (2001), his brother Dennis, sister Joan and sister Enid.
The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Nurses and Doctors of the Royal Alex hospital, (units 41, 6 east and 5 east) they were compassionate, caring, considerate and professional, they helped make Loyd’s last 17 days as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
At Loyd’s request, there will be no formal funeral service, a gathering of remembrance for friends and family will be held later, at a time and date yet to be determined.
In memory of, and as a tribute to Loyd, please make donations to the Y.E.S.S. (Youth Empowerment & Support Services) this is a charity near and dear to Loyd and Elsie’s hearts, thank-you.