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Floyd Frank Beyer

January 15, 1933 ~ August 24, 2021 (age 88)

Obituary

Floyd was born on January 15th, 1933 to Bob and Alice Beyer on their farm south of Vidora Saskatchewan, the third of their four children (Clifford, Laurel and Dorothy).   Their mother home-schooled them for Floyd’s first two years of school. He then attended a rural school until they moved to Herbert in 1941.  In Herbert, Floyd’s parents had three foster children who were his siblings – Wayne, Gloria and Bill.

 Floyd was involved in Army Cadets from 1945-47.  In 1948, he joined the Army Reserve and served until 1958.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Floyd married Dora Falk in 1952 in Herbert and they moved to Swift Current where they had two children, Laurel and Don.  In 1970, he moved to Maple Creek and married Violet Turner in 1971 who died in 2008.

Floyd always worked hard – starting as a church caretaker in Herbert for 50 cents a week as well as being a water boy for 5 cents a pail. He wrote that sometimes in winter he went 30 blocks to haul 6 pails of water.  After several jobs in Swift Current, he worked with the Co-op Creamery for 17 years, and then at the Co-op in Maple Creek. Later he was part owner in Maple Plumbing and Heating, followed by having his own home repair business and then doing school maintenance.

In 2011, while visiting family in Arizona, Floyd met Beverly Catchings Brooks and subsequently moved there to be with her.

Floyd was a people person and was always willing to lend a helping hand, especially with handyman work.   He taught Sunday School and was a United Church Elder. Following Vi’s death in 2008, Floyd volunteered at the Jasper Cultural and Historical Center.  When he moved to Arizona, he became a member of and was active in the First Presbyterian Church in Sun City where he served both as an Elder and as a Deacon and enjoyed his time with the Men’s Breakfast program.  

 Floyd was very active in Scouting for over 45 years, serving as a leader, holding many positions on various councils, and was Assistant Regional Commissioner and Regional Training Commissioner.  He attended Canadian and World Jamborees.   Floyd looked after the Scout Camp in the Cypress Hills for several years (he said the Cypress Hills was his favourite place in the world). He was awarded the Silver Acorn for “exceptional distinguished service in scouting”.  

Floyd enjoyed golfing, camping, travelling, square dancing and any activities he could share with his family.  He had learned to sew from his mother and made clothes for his family and helped with quilting.  He was known for his cooking – especially pickles, waffles, and green pancakes to celebrate Saskatchewan Roughriders’ wins. Floyd was a skilled woodworker and made many pieces of furniture and did any home repairs or projects which his family needed done.  He had written that he wanted his family and friends to remember him by all the things he did for them.    And we certainly do.

Floyd died suddenly at home in Peoria, Arizona on August 24th, 2021. A memorial service will be held in Maple Creek at Binkley’s Funeral Home on April 30th, 2022.

Floyd was predeceased by his parents Bob and Alice Beyer, sister Laurel, Gloria, brother Clifford, brother-in-law Vic Voth, wife Violet (Turner) Beyer, stepson Stewart Turner, stepdaughter Cheryl (Turner) Wilson and many other family and friends. Floyd is survived by friends and his families. In the Beyer family, he leaves Laurel, Dora, Don and Carol, Matt, Kit and Amanda and Emils and Margrieta, Dorothy Voth, Marianne Beyer, Bill and Carol Hanline, and their families. In the Turner family, he leaves Brian and Diane, Don and Shirley, Darrell and Wendy, Gordon and Alexia, Pat Burnett, Steve Wilson, Susan Turner and their families. In the Catchings Brooks family, he leaves Beverly, Tom and Roxanna, Nona and Steve, and Melinda along with their families. And many other relatives and friends across Canada and the United States.

If you wish to make a donation to honour Floyd’s memory, please consider Scouts Canada (scouts.ca/donation), the Canadian Cancer Society (support.cancer.ca/cancer/donate), the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca/) or the charity of your choice.

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
April 30, 2022

2:00 PM
Binkley's Community Chapel
114 Cypress Street
Maple Creek, SK S0N 1N0

Video is available for this event


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