In Memory

Lloyd Morin

Lloyd Morin

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - Lloyd D. Morin, 73, died Nov. 5, 2015. Born May 10, 1942, in Grand Forks, ND. He had worked as an environmental consultant. He was the husband of Diane (nee Cushing); father of Brian (Denise) Morin and Michelle (Jack) Clayton; grandfather of Matthew and Samantha Morin and the late Jacob Clayton; brother of Gary (Diane) Morin and the late Geraldine Wallace and Lyle Morin. Visitation Monday, 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon at Meadows Funeral Home, 3615 Kirchoff Road (½ block east of Route 53), Rolling Meadows. In lieu of flowers, Midwest Hospice, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025.


This was posted to Lloyd Morin's Facebook Page:

Well it's been a tough 24 hours as my father, Lloyd Morin, passed away yesterday after a brief illness. I can't even begin to describe what a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend he was. My Dad was originally from Grand Forks, North Dakota and was one hell of a multi-sport athlete. He played baseball, hockey, and track & field. He pitched well enough to win both games of a double-header his last year of Legion ball and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians. Unfortunately, he threw one to many screwballs and tore his UCL in his elbow (before they had Tommy John surgery to fix it) and that was that. From there went on to serve 4 years in the Navy. Near the end of his tour, one his buddies asked what he was going to do when he got out. My Dad said he didn't know and his buddy said "How 'bout you come to Chicago with me?". Well, once he got here, he never really looked back. He met my Mom shortly after that and settled in Chicago for good.

After we moved to Arlington Heights in 1974, he started coaching hockey, first with a Bantam team while I was figuring out how to play the game as a squirt. The following year and for the rest to follow, he coached every team I played on all the way through Juniors (a blessing and a curse for me, lol). And he coached a few of us that are on here, Mark Broten, Rick Koopman, John Koufis, and Doug Ryan. He also coached for my sister, Michelle Morin-Clayton softball teams.

As a Dad he was tough but was always fair (I didn't always think that, some days I was like "This guy is out to get me", lol). As a grandfather, well he simply was the best. From the day my kids were born, My Dad and Mom simply did not miss any school or sport related event.

Pre-school play, check!, Tee-ball, check!, Kiddy kickers, check!, Little League Baseball, check!, Soccer game in the rain, check!, Football game in the cold & rain, check! State High School Baseball Final Four with Matt Morin, check! Simply stated, if their grandkids had something going, they were going to be there. On the odd chance they were on vacation somewhere and couldn't make it, first thing I'd hear from other parents is "where is Lloyd & Diane", lol. With Dad getting sick, he wasn't able to attend any of Sam Morin's game this year but he was able to watch most of them when the video feeds worked.

I could go on and on but the truth is I could not have asked for a better father. The examples he set for me on a daily basis can't be measured. Thank you for everything Dad, I can't express in words how much I'll miss you and how much I love you.

And Jacob Clayton, well by now you've met Grandpa Morin. He's all yours now kiddo. I hope you like corny jokes because he has a ton of them.

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11/08/15 10:31 AM #1    

Gary Granum


Lloyd and I were defense partners on the Grand Forks Central Redskins hockey team our senior year and graduated together. Lloyd was a great guy and a good friend. Sorry to hear of his passing. God bless the Morin family. 

Gary B. Granum

Moorhead, MN



11/08/15 03:08 PM #2    

Glenda Agotness (Hallstone)

I lived near Lloyd and went to grade school, Jr High and high school with him. Most of my time with him was in elementary and Jr High. He was always kind and very very handsome. I'm so happy to read what a wonderful man he turned out to be as an adult. So very sorry to hear of his passing. Gail Anderson Groff and I were planning to look him up on a trip to Chicago this spring. Bless you his dear loving sin for your writing about him 

Gudo Agotness Hallstone

11/08/15 08:19 PM #3    

Gail Anderson (Groff)


How very sad I am to hear of Lloyd's passing. We lived one block away while growing up and went to school together 3-12. I loved his mom and dad and the rest of the family. They were humble wonderful people.

I met his wife Diane and what a lovely lady she was. I know she will sorely miss her hubby!  I send my loving thoughts and prayers to the family. I feel I lost a brother!!


Gail Anderson Groff

11/09/15 10:06 AM #4    

Rita LeRoux (O'Brien)

Jerry and I are very sorry to hear of another of our 1960 Classmates passing away!  Our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.  Your family words speak so well of him and I know he will be missed so much by all.

Jerry & Rita (LeRoux) O'Brien Class of 1960

11/10/15 12:09 PM #5    

Jared Mondry

I was really saddened to hear of Lloyd's death. Among other things, he was a most accomplished, track & field, baseball, hockey...and had he not needed to choose between hockey and basketball, we could have added basketball.

I remember him as being quick to laugh, fun to be around, pleasant...with remarkable hair and handsome looks.. Once, I went to his home. His Mom was much like Lloyd...very welcoming, friendly, and gracious.

I thought of Lloyd from time to time, and wish that I could have seen him one more time.

My hope is that he went peacefully, with a minimum of pain and agony.

I had strong affection for him, as I'm sure many others who knew him did.



11/10/15 05:31 PM #6    

Patrick Hogan

i was so sorry to hear of Lloyds passing.  he was such a great guy and a good friend.  i lived about 3 blocks from him played a lot of hockey with him at washington rink .  we also played for central high school team in 1960 . i wish i had seen him after we graduated  i would have loved to tell him how much of a gentleman he was and what a pleasure it was to have been his friend.  life is much shorter than we think;  dont put off until tomorrow what we could have done today.

11/10/15 07:18 PM #7    

Kenneth Pede

Lloyd was an old family friend.  We've known each other since we were 5 or 6 years old.  We played little league baeball on the same team as youngsters.  We went to the same church and were confirmed together.  He truly was a fine gentleman.  I can recall going to Bridgeman Creamery where his Dad worked as an ice cream maker; we often got to sample his flavor of the day.  Lloyd was a huge Blackhawks fan.  I spoke to him earlier this year and he gave no indication of anything major going on with him.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Lloyd and his family.  God Bless you my friend.    

11/11/15 11:09 PM #8    

Jerry Jonnson

So sorry to hear about Lloyd's passing. He was a great friend and team member on our American Legion baseball team. I so fondly remember going to the mound at times when he was pitching (me on 3rd base) to talk about how he was going to pitch to the batter. Regardless the situation, he was cool as a cucumber...and that side arm curve ball most always did the trick in tight situations.  What an all-around athlete and great guy. Rest in peace my friend. 

11/19/15 11:52 AM #9    

Richard Wilkinson

I am also sadden of hearing of Lloyds passing.  we grew up together and attended school together.  Lloyd and I joined the Navy together in 1960.  We went to boot camp together and met up off and on after completion of bootcamp.  We meet one time in Japan and had a wild time.  I will cherish the memories always.       

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