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Floyd Edward Dyer

March 13, 1926 ~ October 19, 2020 (age 94)


Floyd Edward Dyer
Born at the Matheson Rosedale Hospital on March 13, 1926 and passed away peacefully on October 19, 2020 at the Matheson, Bingham Memorial Hospital.
The Dyer family regrets to announce the passing of one of Matheson’s originals.  Floyd will be sadly missed by his son David (Grace), daughters Kathryn (Murray) and Terry (John), 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He will also be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his cherished wife Ruth Dyer (nee Lister), son George (Fanny); father Herbert Edward Dyer (an early pioneer) from the Isle of Wight, England, mother Minnie Kate ( nee Harding) from Gosport, England. He was also predeceased by his siblings Charles, Norine,  Enid, Patricia, and Albert.
The family moved to Timmins for Floyd ‘s High School years (TH&VS) where he entered the Air Cadets, played in the band and became a competitive athlete. A skilled hockey player by winter, (playing for a Bolton team, he earned an invitation to join the Maple Leaf farm team but declined)
And winning prizes for long distance swimmer during the summer. He joined the Toronto, Lakeshore Swim Club with Gus Ryder as coach and Cliff Lumsden and Marilyn Bell as team mates. Always the adventurous  type, Floyd took a bicycle trip to New York, (gravel roads in the 40’s),learned how to ride a bicycle backwards, Dove off the bridge,
Did a ‘peacock stand ‘ on the railing overlooking Niagara Falls, obtained his pilots license, and the list goes on.
In the midst of these endeavours he became a teacher. While teaching at the Crawford School near Schomberg, he fetched himself a beautiful shy farm girl / teacher for a wife. They Married on June 29, 1955, on Ruth’s 19th Birthday and he and his bride moved north to the Matheson homestead where he raised his family. He worked at many jobs; Bush camps, Furniture moving, well drilling, staking claims with his dad, mines, Hedman mill, building houses, and farming - a jack of all trades. His teaching career lead him to King Kirkland, Sudbury, Matheson and lastly Monteith Correctional Centre, when he retired as Principal in 1991.
A vocal participant in the community:  a member of the Odd Fellows, Volunteer for Boy Scouts, Hospital board, Seniors, Church board etc.
His Long list of interests include:  flying, canoeing, camping, singing, piano playing, reading/poetry, Big Band and Square Dancing, anything to do with war veterans and much, much more!
He loved his family and friends, the community, the north and animals, especially dogs.

Please join us for his celebration of life, on
Saturday October 31, 2020
Visitation is from 1030 to 11:50,
Service at 1200 to 1:00, at the Evangel Family Church,
473 Poplar Road, Matheson
COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE , seating is limited.

If you wish to send online condolences or share your memories of Floyd, please visit
If desired, In lieu of flowers, it would be greatly appreciated for donations to be made to Bingham Memorial Hospital, specify the Hospice in the memo line.

Funeral Arrangement is entrusted to Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home. For Information 705-232-4006

***Due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place & Directives from the Bereavement Authorities of Ontario***

The maximum of people allowed at the same time in the Evangel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church is 30% of it's full capacity at one time;

Outdoor graveside service up to a maximum of 100 attendees may still take place at a cemetery   

The wearing of a mask by everyone in the church during funeral is mandatory;

No memorial donations will be accepted in person at the Church;

No food nor beverage services will be provided;

Washrooms will not be accessible;

Everyone must follow proper health and safety advice, including physical distancing of two meters from people

who are not from the same household or their established 10-person social circle;

We sincerely thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time!

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Floyd Edward Dyer, please visit our floral store.


October 31, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Evangel Tabernacle Pentacostal Church
Poplar Road
Matheson, Ontario

Celebration of Life
October 31, 2020

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Evangel Tabernacle Pentacostal Church
Poplar Road
Matheson, Ontario


Bingham Memorial Hospital
507, 8th Ave, Matheson ON P0N 1K0

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