Obituary of Floyd Sherman Rose
The livestream of the service can be found below the obituary
ROSE, Floyd Sherman
It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Floyd Rose, due to complications associated with Covid-19, on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the age of 78 years.
Floyd was predeceased by his parents, Ray and Anna (nee Strinja) Rose; sister Gail Bishop; devoted wife Wendy Rose (nee Albers); and special friend Liz Mitchell. Left to cherish Floyd’s memory are his daughters, Tammy (Wayne) Rose and Tanya (Keith) Rainville; grandchildren, Kyle and Brianna Rose, Matthew (Katelynn Glaser) and Colby Rainville; brother Don (Claire) Rose; and special friend Ruth Duff as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Floyd worked hard his whole life, from working on his parents’ farm and neighbouring farms to selling and mixing cement for grave coverings in the late 1950’s. When he came to Regina, he started selling Dairy Queen ice cream door to door. Floyd was a top salesman and excelled in the tire industry for over 40 years. There he learned numerous skills that helped him to become a successful business owner when he acquired Fischer Construction in 1990. Along with being an incredible salesman, Floyd was also a gifted carpenter who made a variety of beautiful pieces including end tables, mirror frames, shelves, and even a bow.
Floyd met Wendy in 1964, however she was too young for him at the time. A few years later they met again in Regina and the two married in 1967. Wendy and Floyd were married for 39 years and built a life full of love, laughter, and happiness. They enjoyed many vacations and trips with family and friends. When Wendy was diagnosed with cancer, Floyd was by her side through it all. He became the rock his family could count on. He was devastated when Wendy passed.
In Floyd’s retirement he enjoyed coffee with friends and family and rekindling old friendships. He travelled to Mexico, Panama, Eastern Canada, Western Canada, Arizona and Iowa, among others. He especially enjoyed learning how to square dance and the weekly dances at the senior centre where he met Ruth and many new friends.
Floyd’s daughters were his pride and joy. He enjoyed spending time with them and would drop everything in order to meet them for a coffee or breakfast. Floyd was proud of his girls, and spoke of “his buttons bursting on his shirt”. Floyd got along great with his son-in-law’s. Floyd always said he couldn’t have chosen better men for his daughters and was proud to call them his sons. He knew they would always take good care of his girls. Floyd enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up from babies to adults. He loved each of his grandchildren for their own unique qualities. They brought him great joy, with camping and quadding trips, fishing and family gatherings. Floyd showed his love through his actions and expressed many “I love you’s” to the people closest in his life. He will always be in our hearts and we will miss his spunk, wisdom and endless love. He was a very special man who has left a large imprint on everyone’s heart.
Floyd’s legacy and spirit lives on in his children and grandchildren. He taught his family strength, perseverance, discipline, determination, resourcefulness and new perspectives. Floyd inspired a precious family bond which will be honoured, upheld and nurtured forever.
Special thanks to the team at Regina General Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit for their excellent care and support during this most difficult time. To celebrate Floyd’s life, a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. To view the livestream of the service, or to leave an online message of condolence, please visit Floyd’s Tribute Page at www.speersfuneralchapel.com. Family and friends so wishing may make donations, in memoriam, to Diabetes Canada, 919B Albert St, Regina, SK S4R 2P6.