March 31, 1935 – January 4, 2019
Lloyd Arthur Paulson passed away on January 4, 2019 at the age of 83 years old. Lloyd was born at Bawlf, Alberta on March 31, 1935 to parents Henry and Gladys Paulson. He was little brother to his sisters Irene and Allie.
At 3 years old he and the family moved to the farm he would call home for over 80 more years. Growing up, he attended the Spruce Coulee School. That was back in the days of the one room, one teacher school.
Lloyd enjoyed playing ball, horseback riding, farming and visiting. He also enjoyed hockey, especially the Calgary Flames, and watching the chuckwagon races, especially at the Ponoka Stampede.
On August 8, 1956, he married the love of his love life, Lois Soderstrom. As a couple they enjoyed square dancing and taking in the Saturday night picture shows in Donalda.
Lloyd and Lois started their family with the arrival of Wayne in 1963, two years later Bruce arrived in 1965 and Wanda in 1971.
Lloyd worked off the farm too. He did road construction for a summer and drove school bus for over 35 years. In 1982 the first Peruvian horse was bought. That lead to raising and showing them and achieving respect for championship stock throughout Canada and Northwest United States.
Animals of many kinds have been raised with careful attention by Lloyd; pigs, chickens, turkeys, cattle, horses, dogs, cats…even ducks and goats. The neighbors and relatives benefited from his knowledge and help with their animals on many occasions too!
The years went by, seeing all his kids marry and have families of their own. And so, began the next generation and his new title of “Papa.” Nothing gave him more joy than his grandkids… and now great granddaughters too. All the generations have been blessed with knowing his love and pride. All having started with a love between he and Lois, that lasted more than 62 years.
Lloyd is survived by his loving wife Lois; sons: Wayne (Yvette) Paulson and Bruce (Katie) Paulson; daughter Wanda Paulson-Stensrud; grandchildren: Aleisha Paulson, Shelby Paulson, Hunter Paulson, Cody Paulson and Ami (Shawn) Rogers; two great granddaughters Tara and Mackenzie; aunt Myrtle Norman; as well as numerous other family and dear friends.
Lloyd was predeceased by parents Henry and Gladys Paulson; infant sister Hazel; two older sisters Allie and Irene; son-in-law Jeff and parents-in-law Oliver and Doris Soderstrom.
Funeral services were held at the Donalda Community Hall on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM with Lloyd being laid to rest at the Spruce Coulee Cemetery. Family and friends gathered in the lower hall of the Donalda Community Hall for a time of fellowship and a luncheon prepared and served by Teresa’s Catering.
Memorial Donations may be made to the STARS Air Ambulance or to a charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403-742-3422 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com
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