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Born: Nov 02, 1952

Date of Passing: Jan 30, 2023

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Lloyd Alexander Abel, 70, passed away on January 30, 2023.
Lloyd was born on November 2, 1952. He was raised on the family farm in the Cameron district just outside of Minnedosa, Manitoba. At the age of 16 he left school to work odd jobs around Manitoba before ending up in Winnipeg in 1969 to pursue a career in the mechanical contracting field. In 1987, he opened his own family business, D.L.F. Mechanical, retiring in 2013.
Lloyd will be remembered for sharing his love of the outdoors with his family and friends.
Left to cherish his memories are his children, MarlyRae (Brennan), Klint (Chantel), Kerrie, and Brad (Christy); his fiancé Gabriele Deakin and her children, Allan (Quinn) and Jade (Shirley); along with 10 grandchildren, Leland, Samaira, Isabelle, Delaney, Fallyne, Hustyn, Keegan, Brigham, Brielle, and Lia; his sister Margaret Wareham (Clayton); sister-in-law Brenda Abel (Barry); brother Barry Abel (Carlos); aunts, Doris McNabb and Margaret Gibson; loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and great friends. Lloyd was predeceased by his dad and mom, Alec and Verna Abel, and his brother Murray Abel.
Lloyd's family kindly requests that you take a few minutes to visit his tribute page at A photo-biography, as well as memories and stories published by those who knew him are available there.
As per Lloyd's wishes, there will be a graveside service and Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 6, 2023 in Minnedosa, MB.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 11, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I was so glad that I got to see and talk to Lloyd at the school reunion. So many years have passed and yet it was great to see him. We had a few laughs of old days and now a days. From high school until now is amazing to be friends of a far. From our hunting days to getting in trouble in Clear Lake to riding horses at the Abel’s. There are so many memories of younger days. It brings tears to your eyes to think you will never see him again on this Earth. My deepest sympathies to his families of his whole life. See you again I hope. Bye for now!!! Robert Hooper old friend. - Posted by: Robert Hooper (Friend of many years) on: Feb 20, 2023

  • Met Lloyd when he came to the office for permits. So sorry to hear of his passing. - Posted by: Jackie Jakob (Acquaintance through work. ) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • Lloyd Abel was my partner of 25 years and our love was unconditional. We made a lifetime of memories and shared many adventures including camping, fishing, road trips and welcoming our grandchildren into this world. Lloyd was an amazing cook and so enjoyed entertaining everyone with his culinary skills, and also taught me the fine arts of cooking. In fact, one of his creations was his famous bread crumb recipe. Everyone who knew Lloyd requested the recipe but he kept that his well guarded secret. Instead, he enjoyed making up batches of them and giving them away to friends and family. Lloyd was a generous and compassionate person with a big heart who was compelled to help people when they down and out. His determination and stamina were relentless when things needed to get done. My sweetheart will be missed in more ways than one, not just by me but by everyone whose life he touched. Rest in peace my partner, forever friend and love…..until we meet again. ❤️ Love Gabriele Deakin. - Posted by: Gabriele Deakin (Fiancee) on: Feb 11, 2023

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