With both sadness and joy in our hearts we announce the passing of Lloyd Harold Nordlund into the presence of Jesus on Wednesday, Nov.25, 2015 at the age of 89 years. After 60 years of marriage, he is remembered by his loving wife Betty Joan Nordlund of Penticton, children Jeff Nordlund(Lee) of Whitehorse, YT, Janice Durvin(Brian) of Nanaimo, BC and Dennis Nordlund(Maria) of Penticton, BC, and grandchildren Brad, Katie, Hannah, Torsten, Wynn, Annabella, Andreas and Mimi. He was predeceased by his sisters Elvira Nordlund and May Davies.
Lloyd or “Nud” was born in Kimberley, BC. Following summers working in the Kimberley mine and in the Yukon, he graduated with a Pharmacy degree from UBC in 1953. He became a Parke-Davis sales rep, calling on doctors, pharmacies and hospitals in BC. At the Penticton hospital, he met a nurse, Betty Williams, who soon became his wife. They moved to Vanderhoof where Lloyd owned and operated the Vanderhoof Pharmacy for 16 years. Lloyd served on town council, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, local churches and the BC Pharmacy Association.
In 1973, Lloyd worked in a small pharmacy, in Penticton, before assuming the management role at Woolco Pharmacy, and later, Walmart. Countless regular customers appreciated Lloyd’s small-town-pharmacy personal touch. He retired after 50 years in pharmacy.
Lloyd spent many happy hours attending the activities of his 3 children, and later on, those of his 8 grandchildren. Lloyd enjoyed pharmacy, the outdoors, fishing, gardening, skiing, golf, playing cards and music (violin and singing).
Thank-you to Dr. Burgoyne and Dr. Kincade, for many years of caring for Lloyd, and the caring staff at Westview in his final weeks. Donations could be made to the Penticton Regional Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A celebration service will take place on Wednesday, Dec.9th at 3:00PM at the Penticton Vineyard Community Church.