It is with great sadness and love that we say goodbye to our husband, dad, and Grandpa, Lloyd Schnick. He passed away March 23, 2021 at the age of 70. Lloyd grew up on a farm near Leduc, the second of four boys. He and Charleen met at University, married in 1974 and after graduation settled in Wetaskiwin. Lloyd and Charleen bought a farm on Coal Lake and soon started a family.
With thought and planning, he could do anything he put his mind to. ‘We can do that’ was the frequent result of a challenging idea. He recognized the value of the emerging growth in energy efficient building so he started Schnick Homes with the aim of being one of the first energy efficient builders in the area. Whether he was designing a new build, renovating a derelict home, or tackling a complex project, he wasn’t daunted by the challenge if he could see a plan through it.
Lloyd had a deep respect for land stewardship, always wanting to leave it better than he found it. He loved farming and nurturing his cattle herd.
Building homes, developing a farm, a purebred cattle herd and raising a family were some of the happiest times in his life. As the family grew up they worked and played together, acquiring some of their dad’s strongest traits along the way.
Lloyd was a loving grandpa who took the greatest delight in playing with his grandkids. His quiet joy when they were around was simply heartwarming.
Lloyd will be deeply missed and forever remembered by his loving wife, Charleen; son, Blair (Joanna); daughter, Erin (Graham); grandchildren, Dade, Abigail, and Mason; brothers, Wayne (Sharon) and Ken (Donna); sister-in-law, Sandy; numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Alice and George and brother, Jim.
Due to pandemic restrictions, a private family service will be held April 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm. A livestream and recording of the service will be available below at the time of his service. Donations may be made in Lloyd’s name to the Cross Cancer Institute or a charity of one’s choice.
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