Floyd Edwin Roadhouse

January 10, 1936 – July 4, 2020
It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of Floyd Edwin Roadhouse of Surrey, BC, announces his peaceful passing to be with his Lord and Savior on July 4, 2020, at the age of 84. Floyd was born to Cecil and Marjorie Roadhouse on January 10, 1936, in Loon Lake, SK, and lived in Evesham, SK as well as in Abbotsford, Bradner, New Westminster, Armstrong, and Surrey, BC. At the age of 24, he met the young woman who was to become his wife. Floyd and Shirley were married 59 years ago on June 24. Together they raised four children in Surreyand Armstrong, BC: Darcy (Donna), Sheryl (Bob), Teresa, and Dale (Jenny). Floyd was a dedicated husband and father and especially loved his role as “Poppa” to all his grandchildren: Michael (Danielle), Sarah, Holly, Chad, Clay, Ryan, and Justin. He is lovingly missed by his brothers, Glenn (Donna) and Dwain (Deb), sister-in-law Helen, and several nieces and nephews. Floyd spent his entire career as a sheet metal worker and since 1962 was a proud member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 280. He was a gentle man with a kind heart and a compassionate spirit. His quiet ways and actions spoke of his faith in Christ. He touched many lives with his willingness to help others by putting his trade and handyman skills to use anytime, anywhere. His friendliness will be remembered by his co-workers, his church family, his hockey buddies, his hiking companions, and his many friends. From prairie pond hockey to weekly games and Oldtimers’ tournaments, he was a natural on the ice with a head for the game he loved right up to age 83, playing on teams 10 years his junior because they played at his speed! His sportsmanship, camaraderie, and kindness stood out to the men who shared his passion for the sport. He had a great sense of humour and was quite a prankster as his long-suffering teammates, co-workers, family, and friends can attest to. His children’s church youth groups were regularly welcomed into the Roadhouse home and when it came time to leave, the young visitors would often find all 20 pairs of shoes tied together by the laces in a large knotted ball. Telling very believable tall tales was a pastime he enjoyed, catching many of us with stories of side-hill gougers and 90lb turkeys. Floyd’s nine-month journey with terminal and aggressive Mesothelioma (cancer linked to asbestos exposure) was an arduous one. We rejoice that he is finally free of pain, is in his forever Home, and can skate again on the best ice ever scored by his blades. We are so thankful for the compassionate care he received from our family doctor, the many doctors and nurses at Surrey Memorial Hospital, his palliative care nurse, and the nurses at Laurel Place Hospice. A special thank you to Pastor Jason and our church family at Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church, and especially the Wyatt bible study group for their caring, support, and many delicious meals. A gathering to celebrate Floyd’s life will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so. If you desire, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. The family encourages you to make online condolences at First Memorial Funeral Services Fraser Heights Chapel.

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