Lloyd Axenty, BA’53

Lloyd was born in Lethbridge, AB, on February 19, 1930, and died at the Central Okanagan Hospice House  on October 11, 2014. He is survived by his loving family: his wife of 60 years, Beryl; daughter Dyan (Steven); sons Darryl (Denise) and Jeffrey (Tina-Marie); grandchildren Amber (Devon) and Austin; sister Millie McLachlan; niece Gayle; and nephews Gary, Ron, Ken and Dave. He was pre-deceased by his oldest son, Gerry. Lloyd worked in the Alberta oil patch for 30-plus years. He was a member of both The Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and Society of Economic Geologists. He was recruited at UBC in May 1953 by Western Geophysical and spent a couple years in various prairie towns in the field office. In 1956, after the birth of his son, the family moved to Calgary, where he worked and lived until retirement in 1987. Travelling to Europe, Canada and the US before and after he retired was a favourite pastime. Ice skating in Bowness with his family and pick-up hockey games with his sons and friends filled cold winter weekends. After a few years in Langley, the final move to Kelowna in 2001 was to be near to family and grandchildren. His ashes will be buried in Alberta – he loved the big sky and the bright sunny days there.