September 10, 1941

– March 3, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father and husband Floyd. Floyd passed away March 3, 2013 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital after a 3 year battle with Lung Cancer. He is survived by his wife Sandy; stepson, Grant; son, Irving (Kristine); daughter, Cheryl; step children: Susan, Brenda (Dave), Darrel and their mother Karen; his sister Phyllis (Berk); nieces, Ronee, Marnie; and numerous grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, Irving and Irene.

Floyd was born in Vancouver BC, and moved to Nanaimo in 1945. After graduating from NDSS in 1959, Floyd spent 20 years working in menswear at Eaton’s and then Fred Asher’s as store manager on the lower mainland, Victoria and then Nanaimo. When Fred Asher’s stores closed he became a taxi driver and owner/operator in Nanaimo (for over 30 years) where he made many friends. As a long-time resident of Nanaimo he had an inexhaustible knowledge of local history, especially when it came to politics. He was an active member of the community and was a Scout Master with Scouts Canada. Floyd’s positive attitude and humour was unwavering even near the end of his life and he will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank Dr. O’Farrell for her caring and compassion throughout his illness.

A Celebration of Life will be held March 11, 2013 at 2pm at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1720 Bowen Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Floyd’s name, to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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