It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Lloyd Chester Crossman, age 87, of Middleton, NB. Lloyd passed away at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 8, 2022.
Born in Middleton, NB, Lloyd was a son of the late Lee and Lila (Getson) Crossman.
Lloyd was employed with Correctional Service of Canada (Dorchester Penitentiary, Dorchester NB), for 25 years, before his retirement.
Lloyd kept busy in his retirement. You would often see him lending a helping hand to his sons’ businesses Fundy Environmental and Dorchester Mechanical Plus. He enjoyed everything mechanical, repairing heavy machinery, and especially operating the bulldozer.
Lloyd lived a simple life and never required much. He had a quick wit, and was a friendly fella who loved to engage in conversation. He was always there for his family, who always came first.
He enjoyed feeding the ravens, was a self-taught "MacGyver", and was a dedicated lifelong learner from watching the learning channel.
Lloyd was creative and was known best for coming up with a way to make something from nothing.
In his later years when he was not as mobile, Lloyd traveled the roads of Dorchester in his vehicle to keep an eye on things.
Lloyd enjoyed his time at the "shops", connecting with all his sons, and was very generous to all.
Lloyd will be dearly missed by his wife Mary Anne (McCabe), Middleton; sons Kevin, Middleton, Karl (Kimbal), Dorchester, Kendall, Middleton, Kent (Cindy), Sackville, Kerby (Line), Sackville; grandchildren John, Lee Ann (Calum) Hardie, Kody (Taurey) , Ethan, Anna, Janelle and Evan; great grandchildren Kyle, Keirsten, and Freya; great great granddaughters Lucy and Lily.
He was predeceased by his grandson Tyler Lee Crossman; siblings Phyllis Pickles, Gordon Crossman, Lorna MacGregor, and Kenneth Crossman.
Cremation has been completed. Arrangements are under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB (506-364-1300). There will be no public gathering at this time. Burial will happen at a later date.
Those wishing to donate in memory of Lloyd may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Lloyd’s family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to all the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Saint John Regional Hospital as well as at the Sackville Memorial Hospital, for their care and attention during Lloyd’s brief illness.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Lloyd’s online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones’s memorial Facebook page.