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Lloyd Mannerow

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Lloyd Henry was born at home, in the kitchen, on the 8th of Elderslie, on January 6, 1938, during a snowstorm, to parents George and Essie (Dailey) Mannerow. What an entrance! 🙂 He joined older siblings Isabelle (1932) and Ken (1934). When Lloyd was 2, the Mannerow family purchased the Devonshire Dairy Farm on the Bentinck Sullivan Townline from the Tolchard family. The farm was soon renamed Gay Meadows and the Mannerows quickly settled in. Here Lloyd attended S.S. #9 on the 12th of Sullivan and the family soon welcomed youngest siblings, Dianne (1949) and Reg (1950).

The Mannerows raised a variety of animals on their mixed farm and before long Lloyd was off to high school. Like many of us, school was not his forte, and Lloyd remained enrolled for only a short time before returning to the farm to help his dad. In the summer months, Lloyd and his brother Ken would head to Port Elgin daily to help harvest tobacco, returning home in the evenings to their responsibilities on the farm. On occasion, Lloyd would get away from the farm. He enjoyed playing broomball in his youth and often attended local dances on Saturday evenings. On one such Saturday in 1963, he attended a dance at the Owen Sound Coliseum where he met a beautiful young lady by the name of Marjorie Irene McGregor. By the summer the young couple were dating and they were wed on June 13, 1964 at Kemble United Church.

Once married, Lloyd and Marjorie settled on the home farm with Lloyd’s parents and younger siblings. This arrangement remained until 1968 when George and Essie retired and moved to Scone. The Mannerow family soon began to grow with the arrivals of Andrea (1965), Cheryl (1966), Jenny (1972) and Greg (1975). As you can imagine life was very busy on the farm. Lloyd and family milked cows and raised chickens, sheep and pigs. In later years, Lloyd moved away from dairy and had a cow/calf operation. Many memories were made growing up on the family farm including the chop cart rides, Sunday afternoon drives and the wide variety of family pets, including Buck the pet lamb… I am told he thought he was a dog! 🙂 Lloyd always enjoyed caring for the young animals and usually had a dog at his side to keep him company throughout the day.

During his early years on the farm, Lloyd worked for Tam Stevenson Plumbing & Heating for several years. This change of work allowed Lloyd to get out and engage more socially with the public. He absolutely loved people and interacting with them. In his younger years, Lloyd was very active within his community as he was a member of the Junior Farmers organization, 4-H and eventually became involved with the Chesley Agricultural Society at the young age of 14. As you already know Lloyd enjoyed dancing and participated in a variety of square dancing competitions including one at the Circle 8 Ranch. In 2000, Lloyd ran for and was elected to Bentinck Township council. He was also active within his church, Geneva Presbyterian in Chesley, holding a variety of positions through the years including time as chairman and a member of the Board of Managers. Lloyd and Marjorie also volunteered their time when Grey County hosted the International Plowing Match in 1987 and 2004, working in the RV department.

In his limited free time, Lloyd enjoyed curling and together with Marjorie were also members of the “Easy Riders” and Chesley Snowmobile Club. Like most farmers, an enjoyable outing was also heading to the sales barn. Lloyd loved collecting antiques. It was often a running joke between Lloyd, Marjorie and the kids on whether his findings were actual antiques, his treasurers or just junk! 🙂 In Lloyd’s eyes all of his treasurers were valuable, he just had to find the right person to sell them too! Likewise, every collected piece had a story which Lloyd enjoyed sharing. He was also known to collect his fair share of rocks. I am told his collection was quite extensive and can be enjoyed walking around their property.

In 2004, Lloyd and Marjorie sold the farm, retiring, and moved a little east down the road. As the saying goes, you can take the man off the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the man! Lloyd was no exception. Even in his retirement, you never dared to talk while he was listening to the daily farm report! Lloyd continued to give back by driving local Mennonites. Retirement also afforded the Mannerows to travel more. Together they explored Canada coast to coast, even taking in the Calgary Stampede, and often headed south with family or their frequent travel companions and good friends, Kent and Sue Young. They explored the likes of Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Las Vegas and Florida, just to name a few, always enjoying their time away. In May of 2019, Lloyd and Marj enjoyed the trip of a lifetime with their four children. The six of them spent two weeks exploring everything Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland had to offer and created many memorable memories. All of them were so thankful for this last family trip together! Back at home, Lloyd enjoyed watching the Discovery or History channels and loved his meat and potatoes… big surprise! I am also told he had a soft spot for Dutch Apple pies and loved his chocolate.

Lloyd was a friendly, fun-loving man, who loved story-telling. He loved people and any opportunity to interact with them, especially a good party. These social gatherings usually included a good glass of Merlot or a rye and Pepsi. Lloyd was also very particular, especially about his hair… just ask Marj or the kids! 🙂 He, however, was not very punctual, and on numerous occasions was late for an event or gathering. The running joke within the family was that if you wanted Lloyd in attendance you had to provide him an earlier start time. Lloyd always worked hard and successfully passed down this work ethic to his children. If there was a job to be done, he would insist that you don’t procrastinate and get it done right the first time! He appreciated a job well done and always took the time to appreciate the accomplishment. These traits and many others have been passed down to his children and grandchildren.

Sadly, Lloyd was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2019. In the days and months that followed, he made the best of each day. His last project included restoring an old Ford tractor in Marjorie’s garden shed. His work was never complete! In recent weeks Lloyd’s health continued to decline and he passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 21, 2020 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (McGregor). Loving father of Andrea Mannerow of Fergus, Cheryl (Dennis) McIlvenna of Owen Sound, Jenny (Parker) Wallace of Kemble and Greg Mannerow of Fergus. Cherished grandfather of Garrett (Martina), Brant, Marley and Ava. Lloyd will be dearly missed by his siblings Isabelle (Leith) Elder of Tara, Dianne (Ross) King of Chesley and Reg (Dayle) Mannerow of R.R. #1 Chesley, sister-in-law Julia McGregor as well as the entire Mannerow and McGregor families. He was predeceased by his brother Ken (Jean) Mannerow, parents George and Essie (Dailey) Mannerow, brothers-in-law Harry McGregor, Jack (Shirley) McGregor and sister-in-law Shirley (Colin) MacKinnon.

Lloyd’s family will be honouring his life privately. Inurnment in Chesley Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Chapman House, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Tom & Karen Sweiger
December 15, 2020

Very sorry for your loss.

Nancy Williams Carroll
December 2, 2020

We are sending our condolences to the Mannerow family. What a beautiful life to celebrate and so many memories to treasure. Sending our sympathies to you all at this time.
Lee and Blake Williams, Nancy and Paul Carroll and Brenda and Ken Reeve

Shirley McInnis 102 1550 12thAve East Owen Sound O
November 28, 2020

Sorry Cheryl about your father you will miss him. Sincerely Shirley McInnis

Merv and Marj Blake
November 27, 2020

He had a way of making you feel you were glad you met him that day-he will be missed by many

Mary Jo Millman
November 26, 2020

Cheryl, Dennis and family..I am sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, always enjoyed seeing his smiling face when he and your Mom would visit you at the Bank Cheryl….Love how you honoured his life in the Legacy and story of his life.🚜

Keith & Wilma Dailey
November 25, 2020

Marg & Family
We were so sorry to hear that Lloyd passed away. He was such a great guy & will
be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

Peter & Terri Lyn MacDermid
November 25, 2020

Our deepest sympathy

Nicole McIver
November 25, 2020

Sad to hear of Lloyd’s passing. Sorry for your loss. I will miss him travelling the 14th of Bentinck.

Jeff and Bobbi Jo Vandervoort
November 25, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Cherish all the great memories

Ken and Amber Kobe
November 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

Sherry Caldwell
November 24, 2020

Dear Marj and family,
Lloyd was a wonderful man Many times Lloyd and I would discuss farming,daily news to which wine was the best of the week. I missed our visits when Lloyd took sick and lost his voice. We started using notes to communicate. One treasure Lloyd took home from me was a big stuffed bunny with a mask as he was his new buddy to ride shot gun in the truck with him. It brought a smile to Lloyd’s face. I will miss our chats but I’m sure lloyd is chatting up in heaven.

Jack and Ellen Cavill
November 24, 2020

Marj and family
We extend to you our sincere sympathy, Lloyd was a great guy and will be sorely missed. Thinking of you, and extend our sympathy also to the Mannerow family.

Bill & Janet
November 24, 2020

Rest in Peace friend. Your life made a difference.

John & Flora Becker
November 24, 2020

Our deepest condolences, always a good friend with a good heart,helped with trucking when needed

Larry & Betty McLeod
November 24, 2020

Our sincere sympathy

Dean and Donna MacDonald
November 24, 2020

We were so very sad to hear of Lloyd’s passing. Both Donna and I send our deepest sympathies to the entire Mannerow family, and our thoughts are with you all. I will fondly remember the occasions in which I was welcomed to some of your family gatherings, and was able to speak with Lloyd. I appreciate the man that he was, and the family that he helped to create.

Dean and Donna

Pat and Paul Westcott
November 24, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. You are Blessed to have so many fond memories, know that we are praying for you at this difficult time.

Dwayne Frook
November 24, 2020

Marj, Andrea, Cheryl, Jenny, Greg and Families. Our deepest condolences to each of you on Lloyd’s passing. A good man. May the knowledge that others are thinking of you bring you comfort at this most difficult time.


Dwayne and Robyn

Bob & Diane Murphy
November 23, 2020

Sending condolences to you and your entire family.

Matt, Jenn and Daphne Mannerow.
November 23, 2020

Dear Aunt Marj, Andrea, Cheryl, Jenny, Greg and families. Jenn, Daphne and I send our condolences. I have fond memories of helping out on the farm and working with Uncle Lloyd and the rest of the family.

Melissa Reid Elliot Thomson
November 23, 2020

My condolences Marjorie – and family. We always enjoyed the time we spent with you – you Anniversary Fireworks and party I will always remember. Lloyd was a wonderful man – keep your memories of him close smile and laugh often. You are in our thoughts at this time of sadness – take care. Lots of love Melissa, Reid and Elliot Thomson. ❤️

Kathy and Bruce lemon
November 23, 2020

Cheryl and family we were very sorry to hear of the passing of your father, may all your memories help you during this difficult time. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Larry & Judy Charlton
November 23, 2020

Marj – sending our condolences to you and your

Lorraine Rutherford
November 23, 2020

What a wonderful tribute to Lloyd. He had a full life, and was well loved. You have so many wonderful memories that you will cherish. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy to everyone for your loss.
Lorraine Beckett Rutherford

Jensen Beattie
November 23, 2020

Sending the most heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

Wanda Dailey
November 23, 2020

Dear Marjorie & Family,
So sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. Our most heartfelt condolences are with you at this difficult time. With Sincere Sympathy – Don & Wanda Dailey & family

Lorraine & Al Morrow
November 23, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to the entire Mannerow family. Lloyd was a wonderful person who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. God’s blessings to all of you.

Shannon, Murray, Colleen, Dawson and Garrett Mc
November 23, 2020

Dear Aunt Marj, Andrea, Cheryl, Jenni and Greg. Our sincere condolences to all of you and your families. Uncle Lloyd left you all with quite a legacy. I remember Uncle Lloyd always liking to have Aunt Marj make tomato aspic for holidays (Christmas) and his joy in knowing that it was specially made for him. Among other things he was an easy man to talk with and he enjoyed talking about farming with Murray. Will miss him dearly. Love to you all and keeping you in our hearts. 💖💖💖

Kathy & Murray Knapp
November 23, 2020

Our condolences go out to the entire Mannerow family. Lloyd was a good neighbor and friend and will be missed very much by each of you

Huron Bay Co-op
November 23, 2020

To Marj and Family,
Sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. He will be missed by all of us at the Co-op in Chesley.

November 23, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing on face book. Met him several times at reunions, Mom’s burial. I knew you both had cancer too. Burial at Chesley. Audrey and John in that cemetery too. Marj- It is still a shock, even if expected. Doug’s brother die4d of cancer too, two weeks ago, and it was expected but still upsetting Good you travelled while you could. Your cousin Pat

Terrilea Fidler
November 23, 2020

My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family. May your memories comfort you in this sad time. I am so sorry!

Charlene Deiter
November 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss

Carol and Jack Patterson
November 23, 2020

To the Mannerow family. Jack and I are so sorry to to hear of your loss. I was so surprised when I read Lloyd’s obituary . I remember Lloyd as a caring and interesting man to be around. Our thoughts and prayers our with you at this difficult time. Carol and Jack Patterson

Penny and Trevor MacAulay
November 23, 2020

Aunt Marj, Andrea,Cheryl, Greg, Jenni and famies. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that all the good times and memories will carry you thru the days ahead. Love to you all!

Johanna Hoita
November 23, 2020

Sincere condolences to all of the family. You are in my prayers.

Robert Anderson
November 23, 2020

Sorry for your loss, Bob & Gail

pennie wallace
November 23, 2020

Sincere condolences. Your family is in our prayers.

Brittany and Johnny Neufeld
November 23, 2020

Sending love and prayers during this difficult time. ❤️

Laura Kelso
November 23, 2020

To Jenny, Cheryl and families,
I am so very sorry for your loss of your dad. What a heartbreaking time for you all. Please know that we will be thinking of you, your mom, Marjorie, your brother and sister, Andrea and Greg, your spouses, your aunts and uncles and all of the grandkids. It looks like your dad was a really kind man. Sending love and prayers to you and all who loved him. XO
Sincerely, Laura (nee. Smart) and Norm Kelso

Cheryl Tucker
November 23, 2020

Love to my family. You’ve lost a wonderful man, I’ve lost a cousin. He’s free of pain and rejoicing in heaven. God bless you all. Love , Cheryl Mannerow Tucker

Alex Ruff
November 23, 2020

My deepest condolences

Doug and Sandy Scott
November 22, 2020

So sorry for your loss of a loved one. Thinking of you all in this difficult time.

Amy Young
November 22, 2020

So sorry for your loss and thinking of all of you. Lloyd will be missed, he has left many people with many great memories.

Lots of love to all,
Amy, Spencer and Graydon

Janet & Keith Robinson, Dylan & Teaghan Gallagher
November 22, 2020

Thinking of all of you. So sorry for your loss.

Tammy & Donna McCracken
November 22, 2020

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Lloyd will be greatly missed by many. He was such a kind and caring man. I will miss his smile ❤️ Hugs to you all

Gwendolyn Charlton
November 22, 2020

Lloyd will be dearly missed and at a time like this all I can say is to hold on tight to the memories that he gave you and he will never be far away from your heart. From our family to yours We are so sorry for your loss!
Rob Gunson & Gwen Gunson (Charlton).

Misty Taylor
November 22, 2020

Thinking of you all 💜.
Misty, Norm, Greg,Zac,Cam,Curtis

Joanne Beattie
November 22, 2020

Marj, Andrea, Cheryl, Jenni, Greg & families, so sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. So many great memories!
Sending love to you all,
Doug, and Joanne, Chris, Jensen & Peyton

Tracy Harvie
November 22, 2020

Sending sympathy to your entire family. Hugs to everyone.

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