Lloyd Swick

Lloyd Swick’s military and public service career spans more than 44 years. He served as a platoon commander with the Calgary Highlanders in the liberation of Holland during WWII. Post war he attended the University of Manitoba and earned a BSc degree. He rejoined the military to serve with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regiment in Korea. He also undertook United Nations’ Observer duties in India and Pakistan

An author as well, Lloyd collected, wrote, and published the stories of servicemen who, after WWII, exchanged their military bonds for those of a unique veteran community at the University of Manitoba. In Stories from Veterans Village these men and women describe furthering their educations, training for careers and starting young families in their new postwar lives.

Lloyd continues his involvement with veterans and seniors in many care facilities including the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre in Ottawa. He plays the keyboards and entertains residents, leading regular singalongs and special carol singing at Christmastime.
Lloyd has devoted many years to speaking to children in schools about the significance of Remembrance Day and the very important role war animals have played throughout history.

Interesting links:
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/department/mincom/bio/169
http://www.thememoryproject.com/stories/veteran-profile.aspx?itemid=3998
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_6972/is_3_13/ai_n28343103/ (Esprit de Corps article about Stories from Veterans Village)