Seasons Clarington yesterday shared that one of its cherished residents, Lloyd, celebrated his 102nd birthday this past week.
Born on January 16, 1922, about 4 miles from Townline, Lloyd moved to Seasons Clarington in 2015, starting a new chapter of his life at 92.
When asked about the secret to his longevity, Lloyd humbly expressed that he believes he is here because it’s God’s will.
What sets Lloyd apart is not just him being a Centurian, but the wisdom and joy he brings to those around him. His advice for younger generations resonates with timeless wisdom. “You have to have an objective and then ambitious to get it done. It’s not always easy, but it makes life more enjoyable when you love what you do,” shares Lloyd.
Lloyd’s life has been filled with hard work and passion. Having spent his earlier years working on a farm, he dedicated himself to cultivating and selling tomatoes to Campbell’s Company of Canada. His happiest moments, he recalls, were when he and his wife sang in the choir. Even after retirement, he found joy in carpentry, building a workshop where he could express his creativity.
At Seasons Clarington, Lloyd’s birthdays have become cherished celebrations. On his 100th birthday, Seasons Clarington organized a campaign that resulted in an outpouring of love as he received 150 birthday cards. Last year, on his 101st birthday, the community rallied even more, presenting him with an astounding 200 birthday cards.
“In celebrating Lloyd’s milestone, we find inspiration and a reminder that every day is a gift worth cherishing,” said Kim Mitchell, General Manager at Seasons Clarington. “His infectious joy and wisdom have become an integral part of our community, making this celebration not just about the passage of time but the richness of shared experiences and the bonds that unite us.”