This blog changed from a daily blog to a blog to celebrate the folk art of Kerras Jeffery, as well as his reproduction furniture and other projects. His studio & shop closed in 2017 following his passing.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Lloyd Oliver 1923-2013 - Canadian Folk Artist

     Yesterday I heard that Lloyd Oliver passed away.  he was 90 years old.  i use to go visit him and had great talks.  he was doing folk art when it wasn't popular years ago.  he made goose and duck decoys and other things.  he was a modern day pioneer in folk art - one of the first fellows around to make money from his art work.
     i have a display and story about him in my Olde Times Garden House Museum.
Obituary from Journal-Pioneer website:
Lloyd N. Oliver
     Lloyd N. Oliver, formerly of Alberton, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 12, 2013, at his residence in Shemogue, NB, at the age of 90.
     Born in Huntley, Prince Edward Island he was one of seven children born to the late Nelson B. and Janie (Sellick) Oliver.
     Lloyd is survived by four daughters: Lorena LeBlanc (Bernard) of Shemogue; Mary Marty (George); Kathy Gilbert (Bud); and Cheryl Conti (Shawn) all of Alberta; two sons: Owen (Jackie) of Maine; and Gary (Norma) of Alberton; one sister, Pearl Bell of Alberton; one brother, Hansen (June) of Summerside; 26 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren, as well as two great-great-grandchildren.  He will also be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was predeceased by two children: Ann Lewis and Douglas Oliver; one sister, Georgie; and three brother: Fred, John and Henry.
     A Celebration of Life service will be held at Rooney's Funeral Home, Alberton, on Friday, July 19.  Visitation will be from 2 to 2:50pm.  Followed by a service at 3 p.m.  Lloyd's family invites you to join us in a fellowship supper at the Alberton United Church.  In the memory of Lloyd, a contribution to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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