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Obituaries » Floyd Fresno Royal
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September 26, 2018
Floyd Fresno Royal of Siksika, beloved husband of the late Gertrude Royal, passed away at Strathmore Hospital on Sept. 26, 2018 at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his daughters Mona(Darryl) McDonald and Myra Royal. His grandchildren Cory (Teshawna) Alston, Lydia McDonald, Mary(Tawny) Big Bull, Olivia(Bart) Holloway, Darylynn McDonald, Harmony McDonald, Ariel (Jaycee) Janvier, Kai (Valene) Water Chief, Laura Royal. Great grandkids, Aiden, Liam, and Maya Red Old Man, Sanford, Esmay, Katie and Bart Holloway, Isaiah and Lily Big Bull, Taylor, Bryce, and Kai Jr Water Chief, Marleena Royal, Shakelle, Joe, Allerick, Steven & Nevaeh Alston. Siblings, Ramona LowHorn, Patrick Bear Hat, Alona (Bernie) Theoret, Ricky(Marion) Bear Hat, Eric(Sharon) Bear Hat, and Leonard(Ann Marie) Good Eagle. Floyd was predeceased by his late wife Gertie Royal. Parents, Jack Royal and Alfreda Little Light. Step-dad, Pat Bear Hat. Siblings, Leona Royal, Frank Royal, Darrell Royal, Harvey Royal, Rhoda Bear Hat, and Liberty Bear Hat. Son, Frankie Small Face. Granddaughter Kayleen Small Face, Grandson Sheldon Alston, Nephews Travis Weasel Child, Blaine Royal, Rance Bear Hat and neice Deborah Bear Hat. Floyd met the love of his life in 1965 who was Gertie Louttit.. They began a life of adventure from traveling throughout the United States and Canada. They enjoyed dancing and sure knew how to cut up the floor. Floyd worked for Siksika Nation for numerous years, from working at Old Sun Residential school to Siksika Chief and Council. He loved working with all the committees that he was invited to. He took great pride in working with children, young couples and professional groups. Floyd was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather. Every night he took the time to come and tell each grandchild and great grandchild good night and told us he loved us. It had become his regular routine. He loved to visit at the corner and took great pride in helping the staff at the gas station, it was his way of helping and keeping control of all of us. He took the time to visit friends, family and total strangers. He had a complete uncontrollable fetish for Cowboy Hats, Caps, Jackets and Gloves, we have yet to count them in total, each product was meticulously selected and took hours to choose. He took great pride in his yard all year round, from chopping weeds to shoveling snow. He was also very vigilant in helping a few young men get into the service. He talked to them about how it would help them in life. He loved the service and was very proud of those who joined. He always welcomed people and loved to tell stories to anyone who would listen. Floyd taught us how to love, how to forgive and how to believe in each other. Floyd will be greatly missed by those who knew him and those who loved him. We would like to thank the emergency and acute care staff of the Strathmore Hospital that took such great care of grandpa while he was in the hospital. Special thank you to Dr. Ward Fanning who cared for him for years. Thank you to Siksika Home Care for everything they did for him, special thank you to Toni Running Rabbit and Jackie Stevens. Wake services will be held at the Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbour at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at Gordon Yellowfly Memorial Arbour on Wednesday October 3, 2018. Feast to follow at the Arbour.