Lloyd Thomas passed away peacefully in his home in Salmon Arm, BC on the evening of Monday, May 18, 2015 at the age of 67 years, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family.
Born in Enderby, BC on October 8, 1947, living most of his life in Salmon Arm.
Critical health issues had Lloyd in and out of numerous hospitals most of his adult life, he was blessed with his third kidney transplant, from his daughter, Candy, on December 3, 2001. This allowed Lloyd to continue living with strength and desire to not give up. Commonly referred to the Man with 19 lives.
A Celebration of Life service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Friday afternoon, May 22nd, at 2 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant, with tributes shared by Louie Thomas, Neskonlith Council Representative, Geri Matthew, Secwepemc Prayer, Michelle Larson, PJ’s Restaurant Representative, family readings by Pat Thomas as well sharing a tribute written by grandson Ryan Eberle; Eulogy by Bonnie Thomas; and Splastin Elders with Secwepemc Hymns.
Predeceased by his mother, Mary Thomas (nee Allen), father, Mark Thomas, brothers, Percy, Ralph, Ken and Terry; Paternal and Maternal grandparents, aunts and uncles; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Lloyd leaves his wife, Mary Thomas (nee Purdaby), married in the old church on the Reserve on June 2, 1971; sons, Patrick, Little Lloyd; daughters, Candy, Julie; grandchildren, Zenobia, Tasia, Miguel, Oscar, and Maria; adopted grandchildren, Ryan, Steen, Shawn, James, Daylan and Dale; Brothers, Harold, Louis, Gary, Gerry, Brian; sisters, Jane, Colleen, Delores, Lorna, Sharon, Bonnie; over 200 nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, many cousins in Enderby, Omak and Nespelum.
Memorial donations in memory of Lloyd may be sent to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch, # 320 – 1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 9Z9
On line condolences may be sent to Lloyd’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home & Crematorium, Salmon Arm.