This was in Wednesday's Morning Star Newspaper:
George Robert Taylor
was born on June 8th, 1943 in Princeton, B.C. and passed away peacefully on April 6th, 2017 in Vernon, B.C. with his wife by his side.
George will be lovingly remembered by his wife; Pat, to whom he was married for 43 years, his sons; Lorne (Janet) Taylor of Sherwood Park, Alberta, James (Kim) Taylor of San Jose, California, Dan (Stacee) Taylor of Athabasca, Alberta, his daughter; Anita (Gord) Thorburn of Camrose, Alberta, 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, his brothers; Don (Doreen) Taylor of Kamloops, B.C. and Bill Taylor of Penticton, B.C., his sister; Caroline of Vernon, B.C. along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. George was preceded in death by his parents; George and Beryl Taylor and by his brother; Jim Taylor.
George worked for the B.C. Forest Services for 36 years, then went private, Scaling for 5 years at which time he retired. He wasn’t happy being retired so he went to work for Rec Ex / City of Vernon in 2004 and worked for them up until he passed away. George was very passionate about his hockey and he was a huge supporter of the Vernon Vipers hockey team. He loved to read about history and enjoyed fishing trips with his children when they were young.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Dr. Pritchett, Dr.
McClellan, all of the staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and Hospice House for their amazing care and support shown to George and our family.
In respecting George’s wishes, he was cremated and no funeral service will be held.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of George to the Canadian Cancer Society #104-3402 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1 or to the North Okanagan Hospice Society 3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4. Cremation arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 – 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187