BERRY, Floyd David

1955 – 2020

Floyd was born in the Royal Alexandra Hospital, the youngest by fifteen years of three boys. He passed away in the University Hospital on Sunday, June 28, 2020. In February 2019, he was diagnosed with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome) and, in spite of aggressive treatment, developed AML (acute myeloid leukemia).

Floyd was known to all who met him as a hunter and fisherman. He liked a challenge and learning how to do new things. His hobbies included leatherwork and woodworking. His interest in music included drumming in a pipe band, learning to play guitar and building cigar box guitars. He lived in Winnipeg for a few years where he was introduced to sporting clays. This led to a long association with Beaverhills Sporting Clays. He had an excellent memory for numbers, but names often eluded him maybe because he had a head full of what he called “useless trivia”. He liked to be in charge of the barbeque at gatherings and was appalled by the term “well done”.

Floyd is survived by his wife of twenty-one years Valerie Stenson; his niece Brenda, nephews Brent and Cameron and their families; his sister-in-law Colleen Almond, her daughters Julie, Sheri and Nicole and their families.

Cremation has taken place.

On Saturday, September 12, which would have been Floyd’s 65th birthday, raise a glass in his honor.

Donations, if so desired, may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, or if you are able, you are encouraged to become a blood donor.

Goodbye my Hunter Gatherer

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Garry Greenshields

I met Barry on our trip to 2014. His friendliness, sense of humour and great drumming will never be forgotten. We are deeply saddened by his loss.

Michael McLaughlan – Prince Albert Highlanders Pipes & Drums

We all have the fondest memories of travelling, performing and playing with Floyd throughout China. He brought joy and laughter, compassion and instruction, and was just a pleasure to be around. We will truly miss Floyd and are saddened by his loss. But, we are fortunate to have known him and will not forget him. All our love to his family and fellow friends.

Geoff and Corinne Bell

Our deepest sympathies to Valerie and family on the passing of Floyd. Many great memories of times together with the band as well as Wing nights in Sherwood Park. Also had fun learning some guitar with Floyd.

Pearl and John Morrison

Sharing photos of Floyd from the 2014 trip to Shanghai led by the Prince Albert Highlanders Pipes and Drums, where Floyd led the bass drum section. Floyd and a few other Clan MacNaughton band members joined the massed band, dubbed the “Canadian People’s Pipes and Drums”, at the Shanghai International Tourism Festival. We greatly enjoyed Floyd’s company and he’s well remembered by other members of the PA Band.

Shelley Rice

Just wanted to send my sympathies to Val and family. It is really sad to hear this news. He will be missed.
I submitted some pictures that I had – hopefully they remind you of the fun we had together. Take special care of each other.

Clan MacNaughton Pipes and Drums Band

Sending condolences to Valerie and all of Floyd’s family on behalf of his former band mates.

Love Clan MacNaughton Pipes and Drums

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