Longtime resident Lloyd McNary turns 90

What’s the best way to celebrate your 90th birthday?

With a party attended by family and friends, for sure.

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But Lloyd McNary also decided to give a little something back to Lillooet, too.

In lieu of gifts to mark the milestone, Lloyd suggested that those attending his birthday bash could, if they wished, make a donation to the Lillooet Hospital Foundation.

The partygoers generously came up with $170, which Lloyd has donated to the Foundation.

The party was organized by his daughter Charlene Lawrence, who lives now in Quesnel.

Lloyd’s birthday was Tuesday, Aug. 28, but Charlene scheduled the party for Saturday, Aug. 25. It was held at the St. John’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.

“To announce my birthday party, they put a picture of me in the post office where they announce the people who’ve died,” he told the News. “When I saw my picture there, I thought for a minute I’d died! Some people saw it and said, ‘Oh no, that’s too bad.’ So they took it down.”

Lloyd has lived in this area since he moved to Minto (now underwater in the Bridge River Valley) in 1959. He moved to Lillooet in 1962.

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