Obituary of Lloyd HONKE

LLOYD HONKE It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Lloyd Honke on January 2 2009, at the age of 74 years. Lloyd was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his daughter Shelley. He also leaves to mourn his passing his mother Lydia; daughter-in-law Debbie; granddaughters Heather (Daniel) Barthelette, Katy Mosser (Dan) and Erin; great-grandchildren Kiara, Nico, Jamie and Dominic; and special friend Pat Harrison. Lloyd will also be sadly missed by brother-in-law Harvey Everett and his family Linda, Greg, Ali and Syd; sister Marjorie (Marvin) Noble; brother-in-law Eric Orlesky and sister-in-law Gwen Honke, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife of 46 years Karen (nee Everett), his beloved son Richard, his father Andrew, and so very recently by brother Randy and sister Delores. Lloyd was born in River Hills, MB. He lived his childhood years in Terrace, BC before his family moved to Winnipeg when Lloyd was 14. Lloyd became an apprentice Tinsmith moving forward to eventually own his own company, H.N.H Ventilation, with two partners. Lloyd could drive anywhere throughout the city of Winnipeg and find his handiwork in the construction of many buildings, one of those being the RCMP Main Headquarters on Portage Avenue. Lloyd played a significant part in it's construction and then following the completion of the building he stepped into the position of Supervisor of Maintenance, which he held for 27 years until his retirement in 2005. Lloyd was a man of infinite capabilities and he blessed us all with his immeasurable talents. There was nothing Lloyd could not create and build. A master craftsman, our homes all benefited from his caring and giving. Lloyd fell in love with Karen, married, and was a devoted father to Rick and Shelley. As empty-nesters Lloyd and Karen loved nothing better than to travel. An avid outdoorsman, Lloyd's passions in life were both hunting and fishing - activities that he especially loved to share with his son Rick. The family farm in Balmoral and the family cottage in Kenora were an integral part of Lloyd's life. Lloyd enjoyed sports and in his younger years spent many happy hours with his friends on the golf course and he also enjoyed coaching recreational hockey. Lloyd and his dear friend Pat were gifted with many happy memories that they shared these past few years. It was easy to love Lloyd, our gentle and charming papa. His steely determination, his devotion to family and friends, his unwavering faith, his instinctively being there when needed...all the goodness he was...we will miss with heavy hearts. A celebration of Lloyd's life will be held on Thursday, January 8th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Avenue, with The Reverend Ian Mills officiating. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Canadian Lung Association. Cropo Funeral Chapel 586-8044
A Memorial Tree was planted for Lloyd
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cropo Funeral Home
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