Fr. Leo Floyd, a longtime pastor in Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton, has died. He was 91.
Leo Anthony Floyd was born on Aug. 16, 1931 in Springfield, N.S. He attended St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton from 1954-1958 and ordained on May 31, 1958 at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Father Floyd served as pastor in Winfield, Lacombe and – in Edmonton – Sacred Heart and St. Michael’s-Resurrection parish. He was pastor at Our Lady of the Angels parish in Fort Saskatchewan from 1983-1990 and at St. Theresa’s parish in Mill Woods from 1990-1998. He was later the full-time chaplain at the Grey Nuns Hospital and the Cross Cancer Institute.
Father Floyd retired in 2008. He died on Sept. 22.
The vigil for Father Floyd will be held on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Basilica. The funeral Mass will be held on Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. also at the Basilica. The funeral Mass will be livestreamed on YouTube, the Archdiocese of Edmonton and St. Joseph’s Basilica Facebook pages.
We pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Leo, and for his entire family. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. May perpetual light shine upon him.