LLOYD GORDON PICKERING (1936 - 2012)

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LLOYD GORDON PICKERING February 25, 1936 June 25, 2012 Lloyd passed away in University Hospital after being surrounded by family and close friends. his son D'Arcy remained at his side to the moment of his passing, and is survived by 9 of his 12 children: D'Arcy D'Wayne Pickering, Gordon Zane Pickering, Clark Alison Pickering, Wetzel Howard Arden Pickering, Kevin Nelson Dennis, Xbrandeanda Celeste Mayes, Karee Ella Vallevand, Azalea Clara Pickering, Zaron George Edward Pickering, Rocette Pickering, Roxanne Dennis, and grandson Walter Alan Dickie Pickering and Tavaris Pickering. One of Arden and Etti Pickering's 10 children, Lloyd (Gordie) was born in Prince George and raised at the family homestead in Mud River - 20 miles west of town. Growing up he also worked at his father's sawmill. He loved farming and was great with raising farm animals. Perhaps best known for his potato fields where he employed local young people for their first job. Gordie loved to be with family around fire singing bluegrass songs while playing his guitar, fiddle, mandolin or banjo. Gordie began his working in local saw and pulp mills in the P.G. area. Between the years of 1957 to 1964 he lived and worked in Fort Nelson, BC. During that time he supervised provincial government highway projects and worked in the oil fields. He returned to PG as an entrepreneur in logging, construction, running a newspaper, and ran an aggregate company located on Pickering Road. Gordie was in independent spirited man and did things in life his way and loved all of his children. Prior to Gordie's passing he had a small hobby farm out on the Shelburn Road in the community of Blackburn. The Pickering family would like to thank the staff on the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital for all their help and support. The family is grateful for the wonderful care their father received during his time there. All family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Gathering for Lloyd to be held on Thursday, July 5 at Prince George Native Friendship Center in the Circle of Unity Room at 11:00am. Lloyd will be laid to rest in Fort Nelson, BC on Saturday July 7.

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