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Obituary of Lloyd Reeve Gill
LLOYD (GILLIE) REEVE GILL
The passing of Lloyd (Gillie) Reeve Gill of Fredericton occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on December 29, 2022. He was 93 years old. Born in 1929 in Fredericton, he was the youngest son of Herb and Mabel (Leverington) Gill.
Lloyd was a business man at a very young age. When he was about 12 years old, he delivered newspapers in the Devon area and had such a large clientele that it was necessary for him to hire another young lad to help out. At 14 he gave up the paper route and started restoring bicycles for resale. At 16 he went to work with his father in the lumber business and a few years later his father bought a mill in Nashwaaksis which became known as H. S. Gill & Sons. Later, he and his brother Ralph started another mill in the Devon area which was to become Devon Lumber Co.
During his younger years Lloyd played baseball and hockey on local teams. He played for the Fredericton Caps hockey team and then in the Fredericton Old timers’ hockey league and traveled to Europe and around Canada playing this type of hockey. Lloyd eventually retired at the age of 72 and spent a great deal of time at his other home in Scotchtown on Grand Lake where he welcomed all who visited and spent many nights around the fire telling stories, jokes and having a few good laughs.
He will be greatly missed by his sons Robert (Debbie), Ronald (Karen); his daughter Debbie and his son Brad. He is also survived by son in law Frank Logan, brother-in-law Sam Gilbey and a sister-in-law Betty MacWilliam. Lloyd is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his devoted and loving wife of 58 years, Elizabeth (Betty), daughter Brenda, brother Harry, brother Ralph and sister-in-law Annie, his beloved sister Florence Gilbey, son in law Richard Wilson and his great grandson Todd McCoy, as well as all of Betty’s siblings. Lloyd was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
A Graveside Committal Service for family and close friends, will take place in St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery with The Ven. Kevin Stockall officiating. A Gathering and Reception will take place in St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, 770 McEvoy Street, Fredericton, NB on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 1:30-4 pm. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com