It is with great sadness that the family of Floyd Edward Smith announces his passing on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the age of 78 years, in Salmon Arm, BC.
Born in Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, to Charles and Priscilla Smith, the family moved to Keremeos from Winnipeg in 1946. There, he met Grace and they married moving to Revelstoke in 1960. Floyd worked for Celgar as a scaler for many years and then hired on with CP Rail in 1970 as an Accountant in the Customer Service Centre. In 1984 he accepted the Mobile Supervisor position with CP Rail in Salmon Arm and retired there in 1996. Floyd had a real passion for life. From slow pitch to bowling, from upholstering to carpet laying and from sewing to embroidery. There didn’t seem to be much he couldn’t do. He spent many years either calling Bingo or playing alongside his wife Grace who shared many of his interests. They could often be found together gardening and gathering fresh produce for canning. In Floyd’s latter years his interests included caring for Grace, as well as studying to become a Breath Integration Counselor. His passion for driving carried over into the electronic world as he joined an internet car racing club on his IPad to which he would become a dominant member. He enjoyed being part of the Team.
Floyd, beloved Husband to Grace for 56 years, will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Candy and her husband Derek. Floyd will also be fondly remembered by his granddaughter Haleigh, many cousins, nieces, nephews, special friends Dick, Jenny, Tish and Karen and several other friends that he called family.
Floyd was predeceased by his sister Shirley, brother Jim and daughter Lisa.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday June 25 at 1 pm at the Scout Hall, 2460 Auto Rd SE, Salmon Arm. There will be a time set aside for anyone wishing to share memories.
We will forever adore and remember you – we will stand taller and stronger, knowing you are now watching over us – always believing.
Thank you to all the Doctors, Nursing and Oncology staff at the Shuswap General Hospital for the exceptional care Floyd received. We will never forget your kindness.
Donations in memory of Floyd may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Say not in grief
“He is no more”
but live in thankfulness,
that he was.