Floyd Sillito

We remember Floyd Sillito, originally of Orton, AB, who passed peacefully at Three Hills Health Centre on January 9, 2023. He is survived by: sons Morgan and James Rion, both of Calgary, and Mark (Carol Ramey) of Cardston, AB; grandchildren Ruth (Nick King) of Invermere, BC, Dolly (Patrick Sperry), Wyn, Hannah (McCrae Iles), Beth and Rory, all of Calgary; and great grandchildren Emily and Nevica. He was predeceased by his beautiful wife and mother of their boys, Eileen (Ridley), and his late-in-life loving wife, Connie. He is also lovingly remembered by the large extended Sillito family. A friend and gentleman to all, Cowboy Floyd was well known for his love of entertaining. He was a member of the CFCN Old Timers in the 1950s. After taking up residence at Garden View Lodge in Lethbridge, AB, in 2001, Floyd entertained at seniors’ centres, lodges, libraries, museums and more throughout Central and Southern Alberta. A more recent highlight for him was being interviewed as part of the National Music Centre’s ATB Oral History Project in 2016. In 2022, he relocated to Chateau Three Hills to be closer to long-time friends and family in the Linden area. The family thanks the dedicated staff at Garden View Lodge, Chateau Three Hills, AHS Home Care and Three Hills Health Centre for their care and kindness. Donations in memory of Cowboy Floyd may be made to National Music Centre or Seniors Outreach for Kneehill County. Graveside services were held Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Linden Cemetery, Linden, AB. For more information, to send condolences to the family and to see Floyd’s interview, please visit