Lloyd Kubis
1938 - 2022
BORN
1938
DIED
2022
FUNERAL HOME
George Darte Funeral Home
585 Carlton Street
St. Catharines, ON
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lloyd Kubis announce his sudden passing on January 2, 2022, at the NHS-St. Catharines Hospital. Lloyd, born October 1st, 1938, leaves behind his loving wife of 29 years, Suzanne, cherished children Robert and Wendy (Michael), loving grandchildren Melissa (Derek), Kayleigh, Robbie, great-grandson Nathan, and sister Betty (Don) Campbell. Lloyd was predeceased by his brothers John and Steve.

At an early age, Lloyd developed a love for amateur radio that became a lifelong passion, communicating around the world under his various call signs: VE3 ERQ and VE3 NUU-B in Canada, 9V1ZI in Singapore, and VK3 BGW in Australia. His adventurous spirit saw him at the helm of sail boats in Canada, a sea going trawler in Singapore and eventually power catamarans in Australia.

Lloyd graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours B.A.Sc., joined Motorola, and earned his Professional Engineer license.

At Motorola, Lloyd was instrumental in progressing many technologies used in our daily lives such as cellular phones, pagers, and commercialized satellites. His lifelong career with the company took him all over the world establishing operations in Australia, developing major communication systems in Canada, managing government relations, and was promoted to MCEI Vice-President and Regional Director Government Relations - Asia Pacific, relocating to Singapore.

In keeping with Lloyd's wishes, funeral arrangements have been entrusted with GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME and cremation has taken place. A memorial will take place at a later date. Please consider making a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Lloyd's honour. Online Guestbook: www.georgedartefuneralhome.com

Published by St. Catharines Standard on Jan. 6, 2022.
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Sincere condolences to Suzanne, Wendy and Robert on Lloyd's passing. I worked with Lloyd at Motorola on Steeles Avenue, he was so proud of the work Motorola did with two-way radios, phones and cell phones in particular. I remember him for his hard work as well as his wicked sense of humour.
Sue Masters
January 13, 2022
Sonja and Dick Heimlich
January 8, 2022
This photo was taken in Singapore at a restaurant we liked. So many happy memories with a great couple!
Sonja Heimlich
Friend
January 8, 2022
My sincere condolences to Lloyd's Family. I have great memories of him when we were both working at Motorola, as well as his Amateur Radio activities. A great guy!
Barry Levy, VE3FBH/VE3ZZL
January 7, 2022
I'm so sorry to hear of Lloyd's passing. I first met Lloyd in Ottawa in the mid eighties when we were both on the same government standards committee, he was working for Motorola and I was with Bell. Later when he moved to St. Catharines and I moved to Port Colborne we met again at the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio club and renewed old memories. My latest association with Lloyd was at a "flea market" in September selling amateur equipment out of our cars. He and I were parked next to each other and enjoyed a good time together. Rest in peace, Lloyd, you'll truly be missed by many people.
Doug Frame VE3JDF
January 7, 2022
I worked and socialized with Lloyd and Suzanne for four years in Singapore in the late 1990's. At work, Lloyd was up for any challenge and had a talent for getting things done in complicated circumstances. My wife and I always enjoyed being with them outside the office and have stayed in touch during their moves to Australia and back to Canada. My sincere condolences to Suzanne and the entire Kubis family.
Dick Heimlich
Work
January 7, 2022
My sincere sympathies Suzanne to you and your family. A truly remarkable and good person. Will be sorely missed by myself. Stay healthy Suzanne in these very trying times.
MICHAEL PLENTAI
January 7, 2022
My sincere condolences to Lloyd´s family. I knew Lloyd during my time at Cdn Motorola. Was instrumental in helping me in my Radio Communications career. He was a good friend, spoke numerous times on local ham repeaters. Was a good Engineer & Tech and always willing to help mentor others. 73. RIP Lloyd
Norm Freidin VE3CZI
Friend
January 7, 2022
Nous sommes bien loin de St-Gapour! Mes sympathies Suzanne.
Claude Gannon
Friend
January 6, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to our friend Suzanne. Although I had known Lloyd for some 50 years I had never had the opportunity to meet his children but at this difficult time we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to them. My memories of Lloyd go back to EEMAC to which Motorola and my company were members. At one of our annual convections sometime in the 80´s Lloyd came to the meeting in what appeared to be an ill fitting suit. In the his jacket breast pocket Lloyd was carrying the first commercial available cell phone. Heavy, was an understatement! Lloyd was so proud to introduce us to the latest technology know to man. The cell phone industry has come so far in the following years and Lloyd has been front and centre of Motorola´s emergence as a leader in the cell phone technology. Lloyd and I were avid boaters, we both owned trawlers. When Ruth and I were visiting Lloyd and Suzanne in Singapore he arranged a private visit to the Grand Banks trawler factory which was a rare allowance for the manufacture. Lloyd´s influence was everywhere! Memories are wonderful to own. Ruth and I are lucky enough to have them and are happy to share one of our memories.
James and Ruth Butler
January 6, 2022
I was saddened to read of Lloyds passing, I had just talked to him after doing an online meeting with the Niagara Club and we were going to work on 1296 Mhz in the contest. I've known Lloyd since I first got on the air in 1969... through activities, RABC and much more... RIP 73 Dana
Dana Shtun VE3DS
January 6, 2022
Lloyd. May the signals be strong and the winds fair. You are missed.
Richard Stasiak
January 6, 2022
Lloyd has left a big void in my life. We shared many conversations, and kept in touch frequently. I will always value his expertise, and the many discussions we had. I've attached an image of one of the things Lloyd enjoyed doing.
Mike Morneau (VE3MIC)
Friend
January 6, 2022
Mes plus sincères condoléances Suzanne xxx
Linda Sevigny
January 6, 2022
Our sincere condolences at the passing of Lloyd.
Duane and Pat
Friend
January 6, 2022
Sorry for your loss Suzanne. Lloyd's love of Amateur Radio and depth of knowledge was an asset to me as a new comer to the hobby. His regular chats on 147.525 in St. Catharines will be missed. Please accept sincere condolences from my wife, Bridget and I.
Denis Cahill VA3ONO
Friend
January 6, 2022
Nos plus sincères condoléances Suzanne et à la famille. Heureusement comme dit Jean d'Ormesson : "Il y a quelque chose de plus fort que la mort, c'est la présence des absents dans la mémoire des vivants." Bon courage à vous tous. Madeleine Quesnel et Claude Ménard
Madeleine Quesnel et Claude Ménard
Friend
January 6, 2022
My sympathies to Lloyd's wife Suzanne and to his daughter Wendy, his son Robert and to his nephew Kim back in Kingsville. The 'Amateur Radio' community here in the greater Windsor area is in mourning with the announcement of Lloyd's passing. One of the best. He will be missed to the n'th degree!!
Bill Leal VE3ES
Friend
January 6, 2022
Sincere Condolences I've known Lloyd since his days at Motorola Harold VE3CD
Harold Braun
January 6, 2022
Rest in peace buddy the 147.525 gang will be missing you.
Gary Clifford
Friend
January 6, 2022
A tremendous loss and a great guy!!! Lloyd was always fun an interesting. We had many adventures., his knowledge., humour and being Loyd., we will always remember. Our sympathies to Suzanne and the family
jerry Beneteau ve3ext
January 6, 2022
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