The Museum’s Blog

Lloyd Family Gift

The Courtenay and District Museum is pleased to recognise a gift from the Griffin and Joyce Lloyd estate – a 1934 wood block print by Walter Joseph Phillips titled Hnausa.

The Lloyd family has a special connection to Comox Valley history. Captain Edward Lloyd and wife Alexandra moved their family here in 1919 and their name became synonymous with tug boats and boat building along the Courtenay River.

Grandson Griffin Lloyd was born in Comox and lived here until completing high school. He went on to UBC and trained in geology and mine engineering. His work took him to Alberta where he married Joyce Patterson in 1954. Griff’s career lead him on a life of adventure, international travel and exploration.

We extend our thanks to the Griffin and Joyce Lloyd estate for sharing this wonderful piece with museum visitors. The print will be on display in the second floor gallery.