George Exton Lloyd was born in London, England in 1861. In 1881, he arrived in Canada intent on doing mission work. He soon began study at the University of Toronto. Just short of graduation, he, and many of his classmates answered the call to help quell the Second Riel Rebellion. He joined the Queen's Own Rifles Regiment as a regular soldier. At the battle of Cutknife Hill, he distinguished himself for bravery under fire. Later in 1885, Lloyd was ordained in Winnipeg and also married. He and his wife went to St. John, New Brunswick where they established St. John’s Boys' School. In 1902, the family moved to England where Lloyd became a Secretary at the Colonial and Continental Church Society, intending to stay in England. More
Rev. Lloyd’s central role in founding Lloydminster and St. John’s Minster is documented in many places. He helped establish the townsite and resolved many of the problems of the initial settlement.
In 1905 the Lloyds moved to Prince Albert where he became principal of Emmanual College. In 1922, he was made Bishop of Saskatchewan, a position he filled until 1931. He and his wife retired to Esquimalt, British Columbia. A memoir entitled "The Trail of 1903" was published by Foster Learning Inc. in 2002. [Sorry, sold out at present.]