It is with sadness that we announce the passing of John Ross Floyd, in his 78th year, who left us for a better place during the early morning hours of June 4th, 2012, in Burlington, Ontario. Ross will be greatly missed and is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Joyce; his daughter Lorraine and husband David; his sons John and Brian; his grandchildren, Douglas, Matthew, Wesley, Gregory, Brittni and Bradley; his sister, Rene; his brother-in-law, Sidney.

Ross was a straightforward, no-nonsense man who believed in honesty, patience, and hard work. As a dedicated employee of the T. Eaton Company, he delivered furniture and happiness into the lives of his customers for nearly thirty years. He loved to work with his hands, and lovingly hand-built many pieces of furniture for family and friends. When his furniture building days were over, he turned his patience to a smaller scale, painstakingly crafting miniature model homes that he displayed with pride. He loved vintage cars, and built and collected his favourite models. He loved a good movie, preferring action and comedy most. He had a mischievous sense of humour, and loved to tell jokes with family and friends–the cornier, the better–and would usually repeat the punch line twice–just to make sure everyone got it.

But of all things, what Ross most loved was simply being at home, to spend his time with Joyce, his wife, his one and only love, and his inseparable companion for 55 years.

 “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

Services will be held on Saturday, June 9th, with visitation at 1:00 PM, and chapel services at 2:00 PM, followed thereafter by a reception. All services will be held at the following location:

Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill Street North, Waterdown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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