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