In - Always in our hearts

  • Laraine Sleigh lit a candle on 08/31/2017:
    "Valerie and family, Mike and I send our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Many funny, happy memories sprang to mind today. You are in our thoughts and prayers."

About him

Lloyd MacQueen

Lloyd MacQueen

Born: August 27th, 1944

Passed on: August 22nd, 2017

MacQueen, Lloyd Wayne – 72, Dartmouth. It is with great sadness that our family announces that Lloyd’s long medical journey ended on August 22, 2017. An incredibly witty and personable man, Lloyd was born in Sydney (“The Holy Land”) on August 27, 1944. He was the son of the late Phyllis Halloran (née Larder) and James MacQueen. Lloyd is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years Valerie; children Melanie Kennedy, Aimee Cook (Andrew), Taylor Cook (Courtney), Patti MacNeill, & Lisa Howe (Rod); siblings Bernard (Marie), Earnest (Anne), Rita Murphy (Bob Bennett) and brothers-in-law Alonzo Crane & Frank Gerden; his greatest pride, his grandchildren Ryan, Andrew, Owen, Kayleigh, Kennedi, Kayden, Landon, Susie, and Grayson; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; stepfather James Halloran; siblings John, Ronald, Margie Crane, Mary Young, and Phyllis Gerden. In his youth, Lloyd was very involved in the scouting movement in Sydney and worked as a counsellor at the Sacred Heart Parish Camp in Beaver Cove where he acquired many happy lifetime memories. A talented athlete in his younger years, he took part in basketball, track & field, volleyball, soccer, and most especially excelled at baseball. Lloyd was a member of the PC Party of NS, beginning his hobby at age 13 with the Cape Breton South PC Association. He continued to cultivate his political interest locally and provincially, serving in many key positions at executive and campaign levels for over 40 years. Lloyd served as member or executive on many boards and committees during his lifetime and was particularly proud to have been involved with the Sydney Police Boys Club, Halifax Commonwealth Games Committee, and the Dartmouth YMCA. He held the distinction of being the first lay-reader in the Antigonish Diocese of Sacred Heart Parish and continued this life-long faith journey and involvement, most notably with the Alpha program in Dartmouth parishes. Lloyd was a journeyman pressman who spent 34 years in the full aspects of the printing industry. He was past-president of the Atlantic Provinces Graphic Arts Association, served on the national executive of the Canadian Printing Industries Association, and was a member of the Printing Industries of America where he obtained his Certificate in their Executive Development Program. Lloyd was proud to spend time as Director of Publishing for the Province of NS. Although medically compromised for so many years, Lloyd embraced his participation in the Volunteer Mentorship Program for families awaiting and receiving transplants. As an organ recipient, gratitude is extended specifically to the generosity of his organ donors and their families, along with the hundreds of specialists and dedicated health care professionals provided to him. Their steadfast care and concern was always exemplary. “Extraordinary thanks to my earthly angel, Kate.” As a way of showing his deep appreciation to the science, technology, and research programs that gave him so much over his 23-year post-transplant journey, Lloyd chose to donate his remains to Dalhousie’s Department of Medical Neuroscience. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10am, September 16th, 2017, at St. Clement’s Church in Dartmouth, with Fr. Owen Connolly presiding. A reception will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be to the Atlantic Canada Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP) or to the QEII Hospital. To honor Lloyd’s memory, please consider discussing organ donation with your family. Online condolences can be made at (Go Leafs.)