Wednesday 1 June 2011

30: Lloyd Finley

Lloyd Finley, a 34-year Toronto Telegram and Toronto Sun sports desk vet, died yesterday in a Mississauga nursing home following a "ravaging battle" with dementia.

Lloyd, a Korean War vet and a member of the Port Credit Freemasons, worked on the Tely sport desk for 17 years, but was not one of the original 62 Tely employees who launched the Sun on Nov. 1, 1971.

A former sports desk colleague says Lloyd had a wife and family and was concerned about job security when he decided not to become a Toronto Sun Day Oner. 

But when he did join the Sun, he was on the job for 17 years.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Rd. W. in  Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, the family says donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Mississauga.

Memories of Lloyd Charles Finley can be emailed to TSF.


  1. Lloyd Finley was one of the best editors I had worked with at The Sun. His sense of humour and his ability to make you feel an intimate part of his view on various subjects made the work of the evening go more pleasant. Lloyd endeared himself to the whole production department and the lost, knowing him, is like losing a dear friend.

    Randy Miller

  2. Lloyd Finley was one of the most interesting and entertaining sports desk guys we had ever encountered. Our Composing Room Deparment worked closely with him and he kept us in stitches with his hilarious stories and witty comments on the world's events. He was a joy to work with. One day he walked into our department wearing an over-sized WWI helmet and proclaimed excitedly, "Over the top, boys!" Only one of the many memorable moments we will hold dear from our great friend Lloyd. We will all miss him.