Margaret Ruth (nee Davidson) Floyd
March 15, 1923 ~ July 31, 2011
It is with a sense of loss and sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Ruth was born in Toronto, Ontario to Laura (Swaffield) and Hugh Davidson on March 15, 1923. Ruth is predeceased by her husband Douglas James Floyd and her sister Mary DeLeur.
She is survived by daughters Karen Lynn and Brenda Jane and son James Hugh and their spouses Neil Arrowsmith, Paul Davison and Karen Floyd; her grandchildren Narelle Huss (Raymond), Jeff Arrowsmith (Amanda), Kristy Davison, Kathryn Davison, Kelsey Floyd; and her great-grandchildren, Meghan and Colin Huss, Austin, Alex and Alvie Arrowsmith.
Mom loved a great conversation on any subject from politics to ghost stories and just about anything in between. She was an avid reader and occasionally tried her hand at writing, leaving us with a compilation of stories that she titled “From Gramma with Love”.
She worked for the Calgary School Board for many years before moving to Creston where she also worked for the School Board as a secretary before retiring.
Mom always enjoyed dancing with our father and always looked forward to events sponsored by the Masons, Shriners and the Daughters of the Nile. After the passing of our father, mom often commented that she had dreams where they were dancing again.
Mom was blessed to have made a lot of great friends along the way and remained close to them for life.
Eight years ago she suffered a stroke which left her partially paralyzed and she moved into the Swan Valley Lodge where she did her best to brighten up everyone’s day by spreading a little humor or by having the time to listen to anyone who just needed to talk.
While 88 years seems like a long life, it seems too short for those of us who already miss her and we pray that somewhere out there across the great beyond a waltz is playing and that Mom and Dad are once again together gliding across a dance floor.
Our family is very grateful for the loving care of all the staff at Swan Valley Lodge and the many friends and visitors that made such a positive impact to the quality of her last years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Creston Valley Gleaners Society.