TRAMTelephone Retirees Association of Manitoba

HARRY (FLOYD) RAYMOND SWANSON

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HARRY (FLOYD) RAYMOND SWANSON

DATE OF PASSING: DEC 07, 2017

 

 

HARRY (FLOYD) RAYMOND SWANSON On December 7, 2017 Harry Floyd Raymond began his spiritual journey. He is survived by his three sons Dwayne (Penny), Blair (Lizette ), Randy (Lori), and by his grandchildren Kyle, Eric and Neely. Floyd also leaves behind his sister Doreen (Gary), brother Marvin (Sydney), and his brother-in- law Harold Siemens. He was predeceased by his loving wife Viola, his sister Helga, parents Harry and Sveinbjorg Swanson, and his father/mother-in-law Oli and Jonina Gislason. Floyd was born in June 1932, grew up in Riverton and kept his fond memories of the town, the people, and spending time with his many cousins on their farm. There was always a special place in his heart for his uncle Valdi Johnson. He also helped out in the family Cafe, enjoyed curling and was a goaltender for the Riverton Lions hockey club. In 1953 he began his career with Manitoba Telephone System where he was employed for 34 years as a cable splicer and retired as a manager. He moved the family from Winnipeg to Stonewall in 1971 and the next few years were consumed with taking his boys to endless hockey/baseball practices and games. He was also a member of the Stonewall Oldtimers Hockey Club and he and Viola travelled to many tournaments in western Canada. Some of his long retirement was spent taking his fifth wheel to Arizona, fishing at Wallace Lake, and drinking coffee in Sigs Grill, Chicken Chef and the Rockwood Motor Inn. The majority of his free time took him to numerous hockey arenas and baseball diamonds in and out of the province to watch his grandchildren play sports. Special thanks goes out to the entire staff of Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall for the comfort and care given to our dad. A private family service will be held at a later date. Ken Loehmer Funeral Services in care of arrangements. 204-886-0404

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 09, 2017