Annette Susan Keaulike Floyd (NEE CARR)
ANNETTE SUSAN KEAULIKE FLOYD (Nï¿½E CARR) Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died on July 2, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii following a seven year battle with cancer. She was 68. Annette was born on August 13, 1947 in Perth, Australia to James and Joan "Marsie" Carr. She was the eldest of six daughters and graduated from St. Mary's School for Girls and Princess Margaret Hospital with a degree in Nursing in 1968. She met her future husband Robert ("Bob") William Floyd, who was in Perth while working aboard the USNS Coastal Sentry, a missile range instrumentation ship. They hit it off immediately and were married April 16th, 1968. Shortly thereafter, Annette and Robert moved to Honolulu where Annette worked as a prenatal and ICU nurse at Straub Hospital and then Kapiolani Medical Center. After 10 years of woking as a nurse, Annette transitioned into the legal field, working as a medical consultant specializing in catastrophic personal injury cases for Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks. Annette immediately fell in love with Hawai'i, both the place and the culture. In her spare time she worked as a volunteer for Auntie Nona Beamer. Because of Annette's generous nature, Auntie Nona gave her the inoa ewe 'Keaulike' (the kindly one). One of Annette's greatest joys was traveling the world. From the grand palaces of St. Petersburg to swimming with black tip sharks in Bora Bora, Annette traveled far and wide to enjoy the great Pyramids, Easter Island and the fine delicacies of Europe. Her next favorite travel companions after Bob were her grandchildren. Annette's other greatest joy was her grandchildren, Noelle (15), Collin (13), Jamie (10), Noah (4) and Ariel (2). Her finest role was as the proud and doting grandmother who never forgot a birthday or holiday. Each year she made sure each grandchild had a new set of Christmas PJs to continue her own childhood tradition. Annette is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Robert, children Erik (wife Claudia) and Alexia (husband Joshua), hanai daughter Josephine Kim, her five grandchildren, and her sisters and extended family in Australia. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at noon on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, 1184 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. An informal reception in the Camiano Center (next to the Cathedral) will immediately follow. Annette will be interred in a private ceremony on August 17, 2016 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. In lieu of flowers, the family is request that donations be made to the River of Life Mission (riveroflifemission.com).
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