1914 – 2007
Floyd passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, of leukemia, at the age of 93. He is survived by his sons Terry (Gloria) and Dale (Marilyn), dearest companion Doreen Laughy of Hinton, Alberta and her family, 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Floyd was born in Hardisty, Alberta, where his parents, Charley and Suzie, homesteaded after arriving from Oklahoma in a covered wagon, circa 1908. After his service in the Second World War, Floyd and his family migrated to the Comox Valley, where he worked as a fueler and driver at Canadian Forces Base Comox. He was proud of his many driving awards won throughout his career, having never had an accident, winning roadeos time and again.
He spent many happy hours fishing the ocean and lakes in the area, often staying at the Kitty Coleman campground. In later years he enjoyed crib and bridge at the Filberg Seniors Centre in Courtenay. Floyd was bright and spry and able to stay in his own home until near the end of his life. He worked happily in his yard, tending to veggies, berries, fruit trees and flowers, always willing to share the bounty.
The family would like to express deep and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Musgrave for his compassionate care during the years, especially during his final days.
Memorial Tea will be held at the home of Dale and Marilyn Jarvis, 1425 Griffin Drive, on Saturday, November 24, 2007 from 2-4 pm. A further service will be held at High Mound Cemetery near Hardisty, Alberta in May, where Floyd will rest with his mom and dad and his brother Emmet, who died shortly after birth.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2202 Richmond Ave., Victoria, B.C. V8R 4R5.