Shared from the 5/30/2017 Inner West Courier - West eEdition

Activist killed after car hit him as he was walking by


THE inner-west community is mourning the loss of well-known activist Ted Floyd who died after being hit by a car last Tuesday.

Police said Mr Floyd, 70, was walking near his house on Gordon St, Rozelle, when a car backed out of a driveway and hit him.

His sister Robyn Floyd said he was a generous man who would be sorely missed.

Mrs Floyd said her brother had lived in Rozelle for more than 40 years and worked as a scientist with the department of agriculture.

“When he retired he focused all his energy into helping the local area,” she said.

“He worked with Leichhardt Council on solar energy and conservation projects and was a pedestrian safety activist.

“He was a gentle person who danced to his own drum — he didn’t care about possessions and gave away a lot of money to the homeless,” Mrs Floyd said.

Mr Floyd is credited with the development the local wetlands in Whites Creek, Annandale. He was also an active member of Friends of the Earth.

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