Smith, Floyd Edward

smith, floyd wOctober 28, 1937 – June 11, 2016
at the age of 78 years

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday June 25th at 1:00 pm at the Scout Hall,  2460 Auto Rd S.E., Salmon Arm.  There will be a time set aside for anyone wishing to share memories.

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 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 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.
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, PO Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2.

~Hebrew Proverb~
Say not in grief
“He is no more”
but live in thankfulness,
that he was.




  1. Floyd,Grace and I met through Bingo and shared many conversations over the years. I kept in touch with Floyd after Bingo and was sad to hear about his many sad challenges but he met them all head on and did what he had to do. He had such a keen interest in so many different hobbies and used to show the great outfits he had sewn for Grace. He was a man of many abilities. I looked forward to his updates on Grace and his newest ventures. Life was not dull when I chatted with him. I am sad to say I was not aware of his ill health and was just told of his passing. Floyd will be missed by those he touched of that I am sure. To the family and friends of Floyd please accept my sympathy at this sad time.

  2. We had known Floyd about a year but we truly admired him. He did some embroidery work for us and my husband made him a spool rack for his threads.This may not be the time to ask about his sewing machines but if yo are looking to get rid of them please contact me. He was very Honorable so sad he is no longer with you Candy and Family. Our sincere Condolences. Elmer and Connie Anderson 778-489-5214

  3. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of a true gentleman, Floyd Smith. I met Floyd when I worked at the local fabric store, where he would come to buy his purchases, but always took time for a chat as well. He also did a number of embroidery projects for me, and I could always count on it taking at least an hour when I went to pick it up, because Floyd would take the time to show me his latest learning on the computer, tell me stories from his past and patiently answer all my questions. There was always laughter and a great visit with Floyd. I always admired how attentive he was with his care of Grace. It was an honour to know such a gentleman.
    With Love and Understanding, Karen MacKintosh

  4. I couldn’t have adked for a better friend. Love love love for you. You are deeply missed Papa Floyd. ALWAYS you will be cherished in my heart with a loadful of fun and happy memories. Love, one of your “kids”

  5. I can’t tell you how lucky I am after all these years to have uncle Floyd back our life. I think about you and dad often. Always smiling and joking with quick wit we sure going to miss you.

  6. It was a pleasure getting to know Floyd again over the last couple of years as he and my father reconnected. He was a joy to be around and will be greatly missed. My condolences to all his family and friends on their loss.

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