August 10, 1929 to October 29, 2009
It is with profound sadness that the family of Floyd William Kaye announce his passing on October 29, 2009. Th e eldest of ten children, Floyd was born on August 10, 1929 on Saltspring Island. He was predeceased by his brothers Harold and Earl and his sister Brenda. He is survived by his siblings Sydney, Albert, Elma, Garry, Joyce and Pearl. From early on in Floyd’s life he demonstrated his love and caring for his family. In grade 11 aft er his father was seriously injured in a logging accident, Floyd quit school in order to provide for his family. He worked hard in the forest industry until his retirement. He had a real zest for life and was a man who always made friends and family feel welcome in his home. He will always be rememebered and never be forgott en by his loving wife, Irene, whom he adored for 61 wonderful years. He was the love of her life. Floyd cherished his time with his daughter Marlene Dergousoff ( Jim) and his son Wayne Kaye (Cathy). He was a devoted grandfather to Jeremy Kaye ( Janet), Nicola (née Kaye) Palmer (Luke), and James Dergousoff (Danielle). And more recently he was blessed with two great-grandchildren Luella and Felix Kaye. His greatest joy was his family and in turn the family treasured their time with him. He will be remembered with love and pride by us all.
Floyd enjoyed working and playing hard. He was his own man, honest, humble and fair, who embraced life’s challenges head on. He had a passion for sport from soft ball, badminton and hunting in his early years, and becoming an avid golfer at Mt. Brenton Golf Course later on. He also served in community organizations, the Native Sons and the Lions Club, where he enjoyed the camaraderie, as well as providing service for the community.
Floyd was a wonderful man with a twinkle in his eye and a ‘tease’ up his sleeve. He made life full of fun and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. We’ll love you forever.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 14 at 1:00pm at the Eagles Hall, 921 First Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C. In lieu of fl owers, we request donations be made to the B.C. Cancer Society and/or the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation.