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COLTHORP, Lloyd Dale
March 8, 1930 - November 19, 2017
My wonderful husband Lloyd passed away on November 19, 2017 after a long struggle with COPD. He was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, to Roy and Selma Colthorp, along with 3 older sisters. His career in broadcasting started at a radio station in Medicine Hat where he did Play-By-Play for the Medicine Hat Tigers, and led to Hamilton, Ontario where TV was in its infancy. After several years there, a colleague Ray Peters was moving Vancouver to take over a struggling TV station and asked Lloyd to join him. The original group involved started BCTV (now Global) and built it to be one of the most successful broadcasting stations in Canada. Lloyd was Vice-President of Programming, and considered to be one of the best programmers in Canada. He played many sports as a youngster, and enjoyed watching all sports on TV. He had a fabulous sense of humour. After retiring he enjoyed travelling with Moira throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and especially Hawaii, where they spent about 18 years wintering. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 40 years, Moira; his daughter Linda (Jim) Cassidy; 3 stepchildren, Steve (Lee-Anne) Danbert, Alan (Chris) Danbert, Margaret (Dave) Thomas; as well as 5 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren. We wish to thank the fabulous group Lloyd met at the Breath Program at Lions Gate Hospital, the great caregivers of the North Shore Home Support system and finally the wonderful staff at Lynn Valley Care Center where he spent the last 2 months of his life. The staff were very caring and respectful of him. Many thanks also to Dr. Frank Bugeja, who took care of Lloyd for many years. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 10 from 2 - 5 at the Holiday Inn, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2017
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