Farewell to Lloyd Bank

Lloyd Bank has been a part of the Ontario Country Music scene for a lot of years.

Lloyd was awarded a Barn Dance Pioneer Award in recognition of his body of work on April 29th, 2000. He played steel guitar on the CKNX Barn Dance long before I was born. He was a long time friend of my Dad’s, and they played together in the Jamboree Reunion Band. Lloyd also helped launch the Barn Dance Historical Society and Museum in the 1990’s. What I remember most is that he always had a twinkle in his eye and a story to tell.

Lloyd will be missed.

Lloyd Bank on Steel Guitar in concert with one of the first Barn Dance shows produced by the Barn Dance Historical Society & Entertainment Museum

This is how I remember Lloyd Bank, playing his steel guitar with a big grin on his face.

Lloyd Bank, Ron Coulthard, Larry Mercey, Lynn Russwurm, Victor  Passowisty

Lloyd Bank helped kick off the Barn Dance Historical Society & Entertainment Museum, here with Ron Coulthard, Larry Mercey, Lynn Russwurm, Victor Pasowisty

with Victor Passowisty and Bill Mankiss

Lloyd in Lynn’s Jamboree Reunion Band here with Victor Pasowisty and Bill Mankiss  [photo by Shirley Russwurm]

The Jamboree Reunion Band in Elmira's Gore Park

Jamboree Reunion Band playing in Gore Park, Elmira

Jamboree Reunion Band - with Hugh Elder and Wayne Riehl

Jamboree Reunion Band: Lloyd Bank plays with Hugh Elder and Wayne Riehl

Lloyd Bank, Hugh Elder, Wayne Riehl, Lynn Russwurm, and guests

Lloyd Bank, Hugh Elder, Wayne Riehl, Lynn Russwurm, and guests

Ernie King, Lance Russwurm, Lynn Russwurm, Ron Coulthard and Lloyd Bank

Ernie King, Lance Russwurm, Lynn Russwurm, Ron Coulthard and Lloyd Bank at the Barndance Museum [photo by Ann Martin]

Lloyd playing on a trailer in front of the Wingham Barndance Museum

Lloyd playing at the Wingham Barn Dance Historical Society & Entertainment Museum [photo by Ann Martin]

Ernie King, Lynn Russwurm. Ron Coulthard

Ernie King, Lynn Russwurm. Ron Coulthard and Lloyd Bank at the
Barn Dance Historical Society & Entertainment Museum 
[photo by Ann Martin]

 Obituary
You can read the online condolences or leave your own at the Ratz Bechtel Funeral Home

Lloyd playing Bob Tremblay's dobro at Dad's Birthday Bash

Lloyd playing Bob Tremblay’s dobro at Lynn Russwurm’s 80th Birthday Bash


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