Lloyd Martin Zaharchuk
May 16, 1958 – March 31, 2010
It is with great sorrow that we announce the
passing of Lloyd Zaharchuk, age 51,
at Kitimat General Hospital on March 31, 2010.
Lloyd leaves behind his wife Lynn, of 32 years; children Crystal and Delaney (Kayla); sisters Nancy, Sherry (Dave) Ghag, Lori (Roger) Edmonds; grandchildren Bailey and Brooklynn; his mother Denise (Bruce) Campbell; extended family members and his dog Clint.
Lloyd was born May 16, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, to Denise and Peter Zaharchuk. Living his childhood in Brandon, Manitoba, Vancouver and Kamloops, BC. Educated in Vancouver and Kamloops, earning his trade at various schools and colleges throughout BC, where he received numerous tickets, mastering the craft of welding.
Lloyd worked on pipelines and construction jobs throughout BC and the Northwest Territories, and in several of the industrial shops in Kitimat, finally settling at Eurocan Pulp & Paper in Kitimat.
In his earlier years, Lloyd was enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces, and worked for CN Rail. He was a strong union member, belonging to Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters Local 170 and CEP Local 289.
Lloyd was an extremely successful and avid sports fisherman. He fished the rivers and fly fished the lakes. One of his greatest passions was the adventure and challenges of the ocean. Accompanied by his wife on his boat the ‘Mariposa Belle’, he reeled in record halibut, salmon and crab; whale watched and often had dolphins follow him home.
He found great comfort and healing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he spent time every winter over the last fourteen years. He embraced the people, the culture and the country; and made many local friends there.
Lloyd will be remembered for his quick wit and humour, and his great big hugs!
A celebration of life was held April 5, 2010 at the Rod and Gun Club, Kitimat, BC.
The Zaharchuk, Campbell and Philpot families would like to thank the Kitimat Paramedics, emergency staff at Kitimat General Hospital, Dr. Huang and friends for gifts of food, flowers and helping with, and joining in the Celebration of Life.
God, grant that I may love to fish until my dying day,
And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray:
When in the Lord’s safe landing net, I’m peacefully asleep, that in His mercy I be judged as big enough to keep.