Patricia Lloyd


Lloyd, Patricia Marilyn (nee Dillon) at Riverview Gardens June 11, 2018 at the age of 75. After a courageous battle with ALS, it is with great sadness that the family of Patricia announce the passing of a great wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to everyone. Born in Chatham, Patricia was the daughter of the late Timothy and Rita (Martin) Dillon. Wife of 20 years to Ron. Caring mother to Craig (Alana) and Melinda Dillon and Tracy (Dennis), Deanna (Al) Caron and Shawn (Jen). Proud grandmother of Celene and Dane Dillon, Robert and Ronnie Caron, Ryan Rietdyk (Eleisha) and Steve and TJ (Mel) Micks. She will be missed by her siblings Marion (John), Alice, Doreen (Bob), Bev (Pam), Joe (Sherrie) and Shelly. Predeceased by her sister Rose and brothers Tim and Ed and grandson Kyle Rietdyk. Pat never met a person that didn’t become a friend. She was loved by everyone that knew her and will be missed by many friends. Pat was also known to many as “the popcorn lady” and ran the successful Poppers Kettle Corn business for many years. After retiring, Pat and Ron spent the winters in Texas and made many, many friends there. Pat was proud of her Irish heritage and the fact that her ancestors donated the land that St. Patrick’s church is built on. Being the unselfish person that she was, Pat donated her brain to ALS research at University Hospital, London. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Sharon Coleman of Windsor ALS (Sharon is a true angel), and to the staff on 4th Floor at Riverview Gardens who worked so hard to keep Pat comfortable. Also a “thank-you” to St. Andrew’s Residence Seniors Day Out Program without which she never would have made it as long as she did. Thank-you as well to the bus drivers for the Chatham Handi Bus that picked her up 3 days a week. A special thank-you to sister Shelly who came whenever she was needed and assisted Pat every day at Riverview Gardens. Per Pat’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to join us at a graveside service on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Merlin at noon followed by a celebration of her life at 1pm in Pat’s garden at her residence on Eastlawn. Online condolences for Pat may be left at In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to ALS Windsor/Essex.

31 Comments on “Patricia Lloyd”

  1. Fly high Pat,we will always love and miss you,our thoughts and prayers for the family,Lorne and Fran Philipow

  2. Loved Pat she will be missed by many! She had such a caring, loving spirit. May she Rest In Peace!

  3. Sending prayers, hugs and love. “Grandma Pat” was an amazing lady and always smiling.

  4. She was a wonderful women. She always smiled. Her happiness was contagious. She always made you feel welcome.
    She will be missed.

  5. I’ m sorry to hear of Pat’s passing, Ronnie. Although I didn’t know her well, she always had a smile for whoever she saw. I’m sure she will really be missed by those she touched. And yes you both had the popcorn stand where everyone went. My prayers to all the family and friends.
    Love from your cos Marie,… Ronnie

  6. Pat was such an amazing lady who showed so much courage and strength as she faced this awful disease. I feel so blessed to have had a chance to get to know her in the last few months of her life. She will be missed greatly. Sending my deepest condolences to all of Pat’s family and friends. ❤️

  7. So many loving memories come to mind. She will always be remembered as my beautiful smiling generous aunt that would pick up my spirits with a huge hug and kiss. We will miss her dearly . I know she is in heaven now with mom, uncle Tim, grandma ,Erik and Dad probably dancing and singing once again.

  8. She was a wonderful lady always laughed with us enjoyed all the time I spent with Pat and Ron my heart goes out to Ron dedicated he was and all the family hugs to you all

  9. So very sorry for your loss Ron. My thoughts and Prayers are with You and the Family. Bought popcorn at the Market and she always made me laugh and so enjoyed coffee with her and Bill and Shelley. A lovely lady she was…

  10. Shelley and families
    Sorry to hear of Pats passing
    My memories of Pat were good. Always had a good time when we were out with.
    Thoughts are with you

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Ron and the family.

  12. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. words cannot express how much we’ll miss her contagious smile and witty sense of humour.

  13. My heart is saddened by Pat’s departure. Her smile was contagious and her light very bright. May it shine on in heaven and may her family find peace, comfort, and joy in their memories of this very special woman.

  14. Ron and family my sincere condolences to you and your family!
    Glad to have known her what a wonderful woman and always smiling ❤️
    Thinking of all of you at this difficult time !

  15. Pat was a bright light in my life that has now gone dark. I will miss her forever. We had a chance meeting and then remained friends for many years.. I loved her, and she knew it. Part of my heart went with her and will be with her forever.

  16. Ron, so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  17. Sorry for your loss. I met Pat at the Active Lifestyle Centre. She always had a smile on her face.

  18. Pat was the wonderful, bright, loving lady that I met so many years ago through my late husband in business. She always had that “Smile” for everyone. When she met Ron and married, that was a bonus for all who knew them. I have missed them both since they moved on from the popcorn business. To know her was to truly love her. RIP, Pat and keep your bright light shining down on all who met and loved you. My prayers and blessings to Ron and all of the family.
    Sincerely Trish Nigh

  19. Ron, Shawn and family. Our condolences go out to you.
    We will always remember Pat as having an upbeat spirit ,a great smile and a pleasure to talk to.

    May God bless all of you at this difficult time.

  20. Melinda: Shocked to read of your mom’s passing. What a terrible disease ALS. She had such a beautiful smile. Sounds like she warmed the hearts of many. St. Pat’s was my husband John’s church where he was an alter boy growing up in the big town of Merlin. His family as well as mine, were Irish. Small world. Hoping you keep your many happy memories of your mom close at heart & may they help you through this difficult time.
    “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”.
    Sincerely, old friend
    Claudia Kearns

  21. To a most beautiful, wonderful soul who always had a smile on her face. She seemed to make friends wherever she went. To her family and close friends and especially Shelley and Ron may you take comfort in special memories of her life.

  22. Ron. We were so saddened to hear of Pat’s death. She certainly fought a losing battle with grace and courage. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  23. Ron and Family…so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  24. Aunt Pat, words will never express how dearly missed you will be. It was always a comfort too be greeted with your warm smile. You are now free, be sure to spread your wings and soar. Rest in paradise. Love Bev n Ann

  25. I worked with Pat at the Wheels Motor Inn Dining Room. She made me laugh every shift. The picture of her smile is exactly as I remember.
    Rest in piece Pat.

  26. Your infectious smile was surely welcomed above as you “slipped the surly bonds of earth” to “touch the face of God.” You will be missed but never forgotten. See you on the other side. ❤️

  27. Aunt pat u are the bomb babe we burnt down a bon fire 4 u girly now we will look up to the sky find the brightest star and we will know it’s u u were always a superstar.

    Love always forever and a day

    Jamie and Shannon blondeel and the kiddos and grand babes

  28. Dear friend, I will remember our years of laughter and fun .Your smile is implanted in my memory .So sorry , I didn’t know you were sick , we got out of touch because of family,life You RIP and ill see you again soon . May God Bless you .Love and prayers

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