Obituary of Floyd Emil Erickson
Floyd Emil Erickson
(October 9, 1922 - November 6, 2018)
Floyd Erickson of Camrose, Alberta rode off into the sunset on November 6, 2018, at the age of 96 years. He was born and raised in Kingman, Alberta and worked on the family farm until his passion for horses led him to the Bar-U ranch in High River, Alberta.
Some of Floyd’s fondest memories were of his time spent riding horses and herding cattle on the ranch. After he left the ranch he worked on oil rigs at Redwater and surrounding areas. In 1959 he married Kim Kimura, formerly of Brooks, Alberta. Floyd and Kim moved back to the homestead where he farmed with sheep and cattle and also worked at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park. In 1967 the family moved to Edmonton and Floyd took a job working in construction alongside his brother-in-law, Alvin Nelson. In 1980 they moved back to the farm where Floyd constructed a log house. This became a gathering place for wagon trains, trail rides, and family reunions. Floyd was a man with many talents and accomplishments. When he was not riding horses, he enjoyed working with wood, restoring wagons, sleds, and antique cars, strumming the guitar, cowboy poetry, and making things out of leather. He was most proud of his handmade saddle and harness.
Floyd will be lovingly remembered by two daughters Marcy (Dave) Chippior of Edmonton, and Lorraine (Dave) Friesen of Beaumont; five grandchildren Stephanie, Kyle, Mark, Bryan, Alyson; and one great-grandchild Lyrik.
Floyd was predeceased by wife Kim; and sisters Florence Nelson and Irene Wiens.
His funeral was held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817 - 51 Avenue Camrose with Rev. Ron Chetney officiating.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Floyd's memory may be made to Alberta Cancer Foundation.