Raised a fam­ily…

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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.

Sub­mit­ted by Lloyd Lamb

Lloyd and Anna Lamb’s wed­ding photo taken 65 years ago.

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