Lloyd Edward Diggins


Lloyd Edward Diggins passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the age of 69 years.

Beloved husband of 47 years to Eileen Diggins. Cherished father of Colleen Wharmby (Richard), Kathleen Holmstrom (Erik), Maureen Diggins, and Lloyd Diggins. Dearly loved grandfather of Samantha, Victoria, Elizabeth, Matthew, Aspen, Annika, Blake, and Julianna. He also leaves to mourn his beloved sister Dianne Fleming (Gordon).

Predeceased by his daughter Maureen Diggins, his father Lloyd Diggins, his mother Floella Diggins, and his sister Jean Piscopo.

Lloyd spent his spare days either travelling North America with his wife, or in his garage doing wood working projects for his children. The most memorable trip was recently to San Francisco with his wife travelling the coast in their R.V. and seeing the ocean. He was “Uncle Lloyd” to so many nieces, and nephews, great-nieces, and nephews. He will be missed by everyone.

We would like to thank the entire Lung Transplant Team at the U of A Hospital. The team of doctors, nurses, and support staff who worked with Lloyd tirelessly over the last 2 years were like a second home to him. A special thank you to Dr. Justin Weinkauf, and Dr. Dale Lien. Without them Lloyd wouldn’t have had the extra few years he got to enjoy life to the fullest.

Lloyd’s wishes were for everyone to “Be a Donor”. Sign the back of your health card.
We are asking in lieu of flowers, that donations be made on behalf of Lloyd to the University Hospital Foundation. https://www.universityhospitalfoundation.ab.ca/donatenow

A prayer service will be held at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 13131-86 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 pm. We would be honoured if you could join us in celebrating Lloyd’s life. Funeral Services will be held at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM.

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St Matthew's Roman Catholic Parish

13131-86 Street NW Edmonton AB CA

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13131-86 Street NW Edmonton AB CA

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Judy oxley

Dear Eileen and Family,
I’m so sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. Worked with Lloyd at the TD Bank and he was always pleasant no matter what life through at him. I know he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Judy Oxley


To say Lloyd will be missed is an understatement. I have known Lloyd for 44 years and met him when I started dating my Patty. She has known him even longer. Lloyd was like a brother to her and thus, became a friend and brother to me, as well. My earliest memories of Lloyd were to do with the Edmonton Eskimos, sing songs, family gatherings and happiness. Lloyd was always enthusiastic and smiling.

When I was offered a work transfer to Toronto, Lloyd’s words of wisdom (I’d rather be unemployed and living in Edmonton, than working in Toronto) ensured we made the right choice and stayed put in Edmonton. In return, I was able to offer him employment. While it was not the greatest job, he attacked it with his usual enthusiasm and excelled, moving up the ranks and taking on new challenges on the way. He often referred to me as his “Boss”, but I always thought of Lloyd as my truest friend.

When we moved houses, Lloyd was the first one to put his hand up to help, without even being asked. The same applied when we put in our new lawn.

He took a shine to our two boys and attended some of their events, joining in their successes. There was nothing Lloyd could not do if he put his mind to it. That is what we will take from our memories of Lloyd, as well as Gratitude, Enthusiasm, Dedication and Love. Lloyd was the full package. Rest in peace, good friend.

Allan, Pat, Brian and Liam Gould

Susan Willis

With sympathy to Eileen and the family on the loss of Lloyd. I know that he will be greatly missed as a father, grandfather, brother, uncle and as Eileen’s life partner.
I recall Lloyd and Eileen visiting the Maritimes just after they were married. I remember them visiting my home in Prince Edward Island and spending time with my mother(Lloyd’s aunt Joyce) and father. They were a wonderful young couple. I was privileged to visit with them and other family members in Edmonton a few times over the years. I recall Lloyd’s enthusiasm for life in each of those visits and the warm welcome he gave us.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
With sympathy
Susan Willis

Dale and Kathy Woodhouse

We were very blessed to meet Lloyd n Eileen as we were dealing with the process of Lung transplant as well You become mentors for each other and he helped to keep us positive and motivated You become sort of a family Unfortunately it was always at the U of A , mostly for follow up appts or in the gym but it was always a positive good feeling Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eillen and family He will be truly missed Love always Kathy and Dale

Gabriela Jones

I remember meeting Lloyd when I was about 15. At that time he was seeing my neighbors daughter. That did not work out, but it seems he was meant to be in my life. He and Eileen returned to my life when they bought my mobile home. My late husband and I moved,and years passed. When my middle daughter was playing softball, it ended up that Lloyd coached her. And,now I bid him goodbye. So, Lloyd, may you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you have passed!

The Gartlan Family

We met Lloyd 51 years ago and he quickly became part of our family. We were very fortunate to have shared Lloyd with you and been able to create so many treasured memories. Take comfort in knowing that Lloyd will be carried in our hearts with love forever

Dianne Fleming

Rest in peace, my little brother..
Growing up with you in Nova Scotia, growing old with you in Edmonton and Prince George, are memories that I will forever cherish…
You will never be forgotten as long as I can breathe..
I love you, Lloyd..❤️

Lori Bazin

I feel so blessed to have met you folks only 19 months ago, yet the impact you and Lloyd made in our lives is so very significant. Eileen, your kindness, support and generosity extended to me during the 3 months that Lloyd and Alex were ‘transplant buddies’ in Edmonton was extraordinary and I shall be forever grateful. Lloyd was an amazing man; he always had a kind word for every person he encountered; his sense of humour and contagious smile will be missed by all. May you cherish the great memories you have as Lloyd’s life partner – and be blessed through your wonderful family and friends during this difficult time. We continue to lift you and yours in prayer. ❤️
Love, Lori

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