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F. Lloyd Cavanagh


F. Lloyd Cavanagh

F. Lloyd Cavanagh – 93, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late George and Alice (O’Brien) Cavanagh.

Lloyd served his country during the Second World War as Second Lieutenant radio operator in the Merchant Navy. Upon his return to Truro, Lloyd worked at CKCL Radio as a program director and was instrumental in founding the Saturday night jamboree, which became a favourite among many listeners; along with enjoying his work at the radio station, it was there where he met his future wife, Jean. They eventually married and along with three young children at home, they purchased land at 19 Main Street where they worked side by side for a number of years building a successful family business, Cavanagh’s Food Market.

Lloyd often reminisced that it was his greatest joy to work with Jean every day and they both enjoyed the relationships that they made with their many loyal customers. He was a strong supporter of the community and its people; he gave his time as a village commissioner, school trustee, working with the hospital foundation and as a member of First Baptist Church. He will be remembered as a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend. Those who knew him well will remember him for his sense of humour and quick wit.

Lloyd is survived by his children, Alice Gibbons (Ken), Ben Cavanagh, Connie Brooks (Brett), Shawn Cavanagh; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Jean (McCray); sisters, Evelyn (Murray) Shaw, Georgie (Larry) Hatfield, Patricia (Lauder) Perrin.

Special thanks are extended to Reverend Paul Worden, Dr. Nina Makkar, Truro EMTs, Palliative Care Team, Linda and Bill Cook and the gang at Tim’s.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in First Baptist Church, 759 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Paul Worden officiating. Reception will follow in Memorial Hall. Private family interment in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Lloyd’s memory to a charity of choice are welcomed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Lloyd’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Service Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Service Time
1:00 PM
Service Location
First Baptist Church, 759 Prince Street, Truro

Burial Date
April 18, 2017
Burial Time
Private Interment
Burial Location
Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill

Requested Charity
Charity of Choice