Peter Floyd, beloved father and grandfather, passed away in the arms of his children at the age of 76 years.
Peter was born in Winnipeg, MB on February 25, 1929 and was raised in Nanton, AB. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1953 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Laws. He articled with Don McLaws, Q.C. and was admitted to the Bar in 1954. He enjoyed a long and satisfying legal career, first at McLaws and Company, then was instrumental in the formation of the law firm Parlee McLaws. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1980 and became Master-in-Chambers of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in 1987. He loved his work as a Master and continued until the day of his death. Peter was past-President and Chairman of the Board of both the Heritage Park Society and the Calgary Professional Club. He was recognized in 2004 by the Governor General of Canada with the Golden Jubilee Medal, given to Canadians who have demonstrated outstanding and exemplary achievement to the community. Peter was also recognized in 2004 for his fifty years of membership with the Law Society of Alberta.
Peter adored bird-hunting, shooting, skiing, hiking and bird-watching since childhood and was the past-Director of the Spruce Creek Upland Club. One of his favourite past-times was being on the prairies with his beloved Labrador Retrievers. Travel was also a passion and he visited all seven continents. More than anything Peter loved his family and friends. He was a doting grandfather, endlessly generous to all and will be missed more than he knows.
Peter’s life is celebrated by his daughter Margot (Michael) Sondermann; grandsons, Stuart and Douglas; son James Floyd; grandchildren, Julia and Kevin; and their mother, Amy. He will be dearly missed by his wonderful companion of recent years, Esther Klemp. Also missing Peter are his brother Veysie (Anita) Floyd; his sister Anne (John) Stiles; brother-in-law Ross (Lois) Hamilton and their families. Peter has gone to join his beloved wife Peggie who predeceased him in 1994.
A Celebration of Peter’s life will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church (903 – 75th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. R.H. Grant Rodgers officiating. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966 or Ducks Unlimited, 3520, 114 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2Z 3V6 Telephone (403)201-5577, www. ducks.ca.
In living memory of Peter Floyd, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences