Raised a family…
Lloyd danced with Anna, a postal clerk in the Air Force. “ There was something about her that stood out.” A month later Lloyd was posted to Gander, Nfld., where duties included patrolling the mid-Atlantic.
“ We corresponded by mail after that. I would get back once in awhile.” They married, Feb. 2, 1945. Lloyd retired from the Air Force in August 1945, they moved west and lived on his father’s 800-acre farm.
“I was born and raised on a farm. Being a town girl Anna wasn’t struck with the farm life.”
They lived in Ontario for a brief time and then back to Anna’s hometown of Glace Bay.
In Cape Breton they raised three children. Joanne, 43, who now lives in Halifax, David, 53, in Glace Bay, and Allan, 63, in Ontario.
The couple’s favourite thing to do over the years was simply be together.
“ We really enjoyed our cottage in Mira. We would spend four months a year there.”
In 2003, Anna suffered a major brain hemorrhage and later moved into the nursing home. But Lloyd remains a regular fixture by her side. “I bake muffins and take some up to her and a few dozen for the staff.”
He keeps busy building model airplanes and making wine.
“Anna and I use to have a glass of wine with supper but since she has been gone I don’t bother anymore.” He now lives in a senior’s duplex. One thing is missing though and you can see it in his eyes. “I still miss Anna, her company — I will never get over that.”
As he sits beside his wife at Victoria Haven, he pulls her close, gently wrapping his arm around her shoulders. They don’t say too much they don’t have to.
Lloyd and Anna Lamb’s wedding photo taken 65 years ago.