Peacefully on Mother’s Day morning, May 9, 2021, Lloyd F. J. Wark of Sarnia, formerly of Corunna in his 74th year, passed on to his heavenly home. Beloved husband of 51 years of Nadine (Cook), father of Derek Alexander Wark (Lindsay) and grandfather of Aidan Ethan Wark. Survived by his mother, Audrey Wark, brother Jim Wark (Theresa), daughter-in-law Lindsay (Irwin) Wark, brother-in-law Steve Cook (Lisa), sister-in-law Adrienne Hughes (Tom) and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by grandson Ethan Alexander Edward Wark (2018), nephew Jamie Wark, (2014), brother William Wark (2008), father Frank Wark (2000), mother-in-law Molly J. Cook (2000), father-in-law Ivan L. Cook (1979), and his beloved Scottish Terriers, Lady Bela (passed Apr.7, 2021) and Lady MacGregor (passed 2011). Lloyd was a Novacor retiree, employed as a pipefitter for 34 years. Prior to that he worked for a short time at Silverwood’s Dairy and Uniroyal. He was a 10-year member of the former Sertoma Band and later Sertomanaires Drum & Bugle Corps and played Baritone horn. He was at one time a member of the Big Brothers and enjoyed helping his little brother, Chris. Lloyd loved going to the Bluewater Big Band concerts at The Imperial, and enjoyed music from the 60’s and 70’s. In the 90’s he was both a Convener and Coach of SMAA youth baseball in town. Lloyd was a die-hard Detroit Lions football fan, never giving up on them and was also a fan of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings. He loved classic and muscle cars and was once the proud owner of a ’66, 396 Chevelle. Lloyd will be remembered for his excellent BBQ skills, pool parties with friends, family and his son Derek’s local sports teams and birthday parties; also, the amazing 7 kinds of lilies which surrounded his pool. He was an early-morning coffee kind of guy with friend Roy and later-in-the day coffee with Bill. For many years, he was a fixture at The Bridge Tavern with his Dad and brothers. His favourite pastime was walking our Scottie, Bela at Hollands Park, Centennial Park, Canatara Park or under Bluewater Bridges. Lloyd’s favourite vacation spot for decades was Cameron Lake in the Bruce Pennisula and there was always a dog along for the trip. He was a long-time member of Huron Baptist Church and known as ‘the candy man, always carrying a bag of candy to give out to the kids as well as adults. He also served as an Usher and on the Property Committee. Rather than the new style worship music, he preferred the old hymns of the faith. Nadine and the family would like to sincerely thank all those involved in the on-going care that Lloyd received and the community support: Dr. Rankin for 40 years of care, Dr. Peterson and staff, Dr. Cheong, Dr. Ajay-Obe, Dr. Greensmith, Dr. Crombeem, Amanda Sanbach, Palliative Care Consultant Nurse, Bluewater Health staff, 4th floor medical and 5th floor Cognitive/Palliative Care and all the kind and caring nurses and PSWs; Desiree at Alzheimer’s Society, Ashley and staff at VON Adult Day Care, the LHIN staff and anyone else who gave their support. Special thanks to Rev. David Benn and Cameron of McCormack Funeral Home for their support and direction. Also recognized is the ongoing support from our loving family and friends who have always been there. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Lloyd’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations in Lloyd’s memory to Sarnia Organ Donors, Sarnia Humane Society or Inn of the Good Shepherd. Cremation has taken place with private memorial at Ashes Scattering in Centennial Park. Arrangements by McCormack Funeral Home.
“Let not your hearts be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go and prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”( words of Jesus, King James Version, The Bible, John 14: 1, 2 3.
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Cliff and Penny Murray
We are so saddened to hear of Lloyd's passing. Nadine, you and your family have our deepest sympathies, love and prayers at this difficult time. Lloyd will be dearly missed by many. Knowing he is now at rest in the loving arms of his Saviour and Lord and no longer suffering will be a source of great comfort to all of you. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Love and prayers to you all, Cliff and Penny