December 27, 1945 – September 11, 2020
With heavy hearts and buckets of tears, we sadly announce the passing of Floyd Dann Martin, who enjoyed life to the fullest for 40 years and almost 35 anniversaries. Floyd is survived by his loving wife Janet; sons Gary, Rod (Andrea); Kenneth (Rachel) and daughter Tracy. Grandchildren Meaghan, Aaron, Kai, Kian and Chloe; sister Virginia and in-laws Ruth, Mark, Luke, Donna, Richard and their families. Predeceased by his parents, and brothers Johns, George and Ken.
Floyd was born in Barrhead, Alberta, and at an early age, moved to the Cowichan Valley, and grew up in Youbou. He worked as a millwright at the Youbou Sawmill for nearly 40 years.
A handyman extraordinaire, Floyd could fix almost anything and if not, he’d revamp a part to make it work and if he still couldn’t fix it – tell you to buy a new one (but kept the old one for parts he may need).
He was also our “google” man, as he knew a little bit about almost everything and if he didn’t, he’d say “google” it. Floyd loved working with wood – whether it was helping build houses or small trinkets (he helped with the building of the original Duncan Pool and Library).
He and uncle Jimmy developed Sa-Seen-Os Point in Youbou – an also built a “day” cabin (so called, because it was built in one day) at Scum Lake. He owned “Martin Trucking” but found it hard to run a business by phone.
Due to his vast experience and trucking know how, he helped with phase two of the Coquihalla Highway. During his younger years, Floyd was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Floyd’s bucket list travels, accompanied by Janet, included a trip up northern BC and into Alaska; a trip across Canada to the east coast and coming back through the U.S. (stops included New York, Mount Rushmore, and more) and a trip to Maui with good friends.
Upon his move to Duncan, Floyd found his little piece of paradise in his backyard shop, spending endless hours creating wooden knick knacks. His next project was to have been forging knives but unfortunately, that was not fulfilled.
Floyd was a true friend and would drop whatever he was doing to help friends in need. He often quoted a saying from his father – “Too soon old, too late smart.” Finally free from pain and resting in peace, Floyd will be forever missed by his family and friends, and in keeping with his request, no service will be held.
Online condolences may be made at: www.hwwallacecbc.com
H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
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