FUHRER, Floyd Carson

July 16, 1942 – January 31, 2012

It is with sadness that we announce that on Tuesday morning Floyd passed away at the Foothills Hospital with his family at his side. He will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 46 years Iona, his children Diane (Craig), Brenda (Rob), and Brian and his adoring grandchildren Alexandra, Erik, Kate, Matthew, Kari, and Jack. He was predeceased by his oldest daughter Laurie in 1974, his mother, father, three sisters, and one brother. A Celebration of life was held on Saturday, February 4th at 11:00 am at the Cochrane Ranch House, 101 RancheHouse Road. Special thanks to the staff of Dr. Wards office and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Because of his love of animals, the family requests donations in Floyd’s memory, be made in lieu of flowers to the Cochrane Humane Society, 62 Griffin Industrial Pt, Cochrane, AB T4C 0A3.

  1. On 02/02/2012 at 8:06 am Debbie Leonard Said:

    Dear Iona
    We were very sorry to hear about your dear husband Floyd.
    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.


  2. On 02/02/2012 at 10:25 am Robert Lucas Said:

    Dear Iona
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I have many fond memories of working with Floyd. Prayer to you and your family.
    Robert Lucas
    Olds Alberta

  3. On 03/02/2012 at 5:38 pm Roy and Millie Sidebottom Said:

    Condolences to The Furher family from Roy and Millie Sidebottom from Springbank. Floyd has been our plumber for a number of years. He gave us good seervice and he and Roy always had great conversations. We will miss him.

  4. On 03/02/2012 at 7:16 pm Pat Anderson Said:

    Condolences to the Fuhrer family. Floyd was my plumber for years. He was quite a character. He will be missed.

  5. On 06/02/2012 at 8:21 pm Nicky, Dean and Alessia Cole Said:

    Dear Iona and family,
    We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Floyd was a wonderful man and one of the first people we had the pleasure of meeting when we first arrived in Canada over 8 years ago. He had quite the sense of humor and was well known for making everyone laugh with his jokes. We will miss him a lot, he was a great man. Our thoughts are very much with you Iona.
    All our love, Nicky, Dean and Alessia

  6. On 22/04/2012 at 3:47 am Bernard Rappoport Said:

    Oh how I am saddened to learn of Floyd’s passing! I cannot stop shaking and crying it is such devastating news! He was so kind, so loving, so passionate about his family, particularly his shining eye as he called her, Diane….my heart goes out to all who have loved Floyd and who now have a huge crater hole in their hearts, for, if they have loved Floyd and can no longer, they will always have a monstrous gap in their lives that will never close up. I will give to the Humane Society until it hurts, I will sell my stereo to get more money to give, for Floyd would wish the doggies and the kitties to be safe and sound instead of us relishing in our own creature comforts. The Rebbe will await him, the Pastor will await him, Glorious Ya’alla will await with the welcoming arms, for Floyd was one of a kind, and my world will never be the same without him.

  7. On 04/05/2012 at 5:46 pm Scott Buchanan Said:

    Dear Iona and Family,

    I am truly saddened to hear of this news. Some of my fondest memories of Cochrane came after I met Floyd. In the short time I knew Floyd he left an indelible impression on my life. When I first ventured into the plumbing business, Floyd helped me in ways no person ever did. His mentorship is something I will always remember. But more than that I will remember his sense of humour, laugh and smile. I am extremely proud and grateful to have known Floyd for the short time I did. My condolences to you and your family.

    Scott Buchanan
    Baddeck, NS

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