Neville TAYLOR
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TAYLOR, Neville A., PHD
September 10, 1933 – March 6, 2015
A memorial celebration of his life is being held at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 3 p.m. For those who wish, a donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Mar. 28, 2015.
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October 16, 2017
This is a little belated, but that is neither here nor there. Neville was my therapist and my family's therapist for over 2 decades. Without him, our lives would have been far more difficult. In my experience, he was unique. He understood that the truth lies in the person not in the theory. As I tell my sons and my ex, I know that we will all are thankful that he was in our lives. I echo every sentiment that appears below. I included him in the dedications in my doctoral dissertation. I saw him last in the spring of 2013 for a chat. I will forever be grateful for how he walked side by side with us in our life journeys. He was the embodiment of all the best that a therapist can be, and was a model for my own practice. Bonne voyage, Neville.
December 13, 2016
I still hear his voice of reason and compassion. I'm positive he helped many people. Sorry for the loss of this wonderful human.
August 1, 2016
Dr Taylor - you helped me to be myself and to free. It was a privilege knowing you.
July 13, 2016
I was thinking fondly today of Neville and looked him up online. I very much enjoyed any and every contact I had with Neville in Grad school at U of O and whenever we met until I left Ottawa in 1996. Elegant, mirthful, warm and wise. I have missed him for some time.
Tom O'Hara
April 26, 2016
Dr. Taylor had a profound impact on my life and supported me when I needed it the most. He taught me to be courageous in the face of the unknown, unpredictable and uncontrollable. He is among a very few people in my life who helped shape how I interact with and perceive the world. Upon learning of his passing today, I genuinely regret not having written him a letter updating him on my progress and telling him how helpful he was, which is something I always intended to do. I hope he knew how much good he did with me. My sincerest condolences to his family. Thank you, Dr. Taylor.
John MacDonald
September 14, 2015
I am so very sorry for your loss. I saw him for 7 years ending last year and was trying to reach him when I learned the news. He was extremely helpful to me in my time of need and we became very close albeit in the context of his office. He was a wonderful man in every way, I will miss him dearly. By the way he shared many of his insightful stories of his time in Pakistan and Afghanistan which were absolutely delighful.
September 10, 2015
I am very sad to hear this. Dr. Taylor was an enormous help to me, and his counselling changed my life. I am so sorry for the loss to your family and his community.
Ian Gallant
May 20, 2015
I am truly at a loss for words. Dr. Taylor meant so many things to so many people, his kindness, connection to the earth and his connection to people. He made sense of things in a hard to understand world - a true gift. I will miss having tea with him. My condolences to his family.
May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015
I am so very sorry to hear oF Dr. Taylor's passing, he was a kind, gentle man with a sense of humor and deep compassion. If only there would be more people like him, the world would truly be a better place. A peacemaker and wiseman. This is a big loss. I am in tears as I write this. I only found out today.
Claire Tremblay
May 6, 2015
I was so saddened to hear the news of Neville's passing. I wish I had a chance to say goodbye to him. His guidance was so important to me, especially in the passing of my own father. I will never have adequate words to express how grateful I am to him for all of his guidance over the years. His words of wisdom will live on in my memory. What a great man. My sincerest condolences to his family.
Meghan Thomas
April 6, 2015
We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Neville. His relationship with the Y and Men's Membership Plus spans a lifetime and he will be missed. Our hearts go out to you.
The Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA
Kelly Shaw-Swettenham
April 2, 2015
Like the ripples from a pebble
Dropped into a tranquil pond,
Through the lives of those he counselled
His light shines on and on.

He was ever wise and caring, patient, witty and kind. Rest in peace my long-time guide and friend. My condolences go out to his family.
Lenora Hansen
April 1, 2015
I wrote a poem about you, and placed something in your memory, high in the big "remembrance tree" at homewood. May it stay up there for a very long time. I'll be there tomorrow, but miss you forever. Jacquie
Jacquie Cleminson
April 1, 2015
Rosemarie and family: We have many fond memories of our cycling trips in Vermont with the two of you. My how we admired you abilities to carve off a route that you would both enjoy together! We will do our best to emulate you! Our deepest condolences to you Rosemarie and family. We do hope to see you out on your bicycle soon! Harold and Marion
Harold/ Marion Blount/Andre
April 1, 2015
I remember Neville very well as an avid cyclist. He was a good friend. He will be missed by all those who knew him as a physician and as a cyclist.
Brenda Kinnear
brenda kinnear
March 28, 2015
So sorry for your loss Rosemarie. Neville was a wonderful man and I'm glad I got to meet him. This upcoming period will be particularly tough. Please know I'm here for you.
March 27, 2015
I was very sad to hear of Neville's illness and death. I had known him through the Academy for many years, and was touched by his wisdom and kindness. He will be missed by his clients and by his colleagues - a loss to our profession. My thoughts and sympathies are with you, Rosemarie, and your family.
Maggie Mamen
March 18, 2015
Neville lived his life fully aided by his true love Rosemarie. In his latter days, he spoke about how he longed to share more of the wisdom he had gleaned in his life but it was a struggle given his difficulty speaking. What he did say though was not to be afraid to really love! That is a message I will carry forward in my life. A wonderful parting gift. May he rest in peace.Also, I hope Rosemarie will be sustained in the future by the memory of the life she shared with Neville.
Anne Hennessy
March 18, 2015
He was the hero of my last 3 years. A kind lion, wise and insightful, if you had a battle, you always felt he was fighting wih, and for you. Losing Dr. Taylor is a devestating loss; my most significant loss in 60 full years. Rest in peace kind lion, I will never forget you, always asking myself "What would Neville say?" as I go on. I cannot find words for my gratitude to you.
Jacquie Cleminson
March 17, 2015
Neville was an intelligent, insightful and supportive colleague for 35 years. We met in the early eighties at The Academy of Psychology where we both served as President in consecutive years.
Throughout our careers, Christine and I often had the opportunity to consult and work with Neville numerous times, holding him in the highest regard.
On a personal level, we shared an avid interest in cycling and XC skiing with both Neville and RoseMarie. As well we maintained our connection through complimentary interests in yoga, meditation and spiritual pursuits.
Neville will be profoundly missed. He was a wonderful man and a great colleague.
Our thoughts are with you, RoseMarie, and the family.
Morry & Christine Appelle
March 16, 2015
Dave and I had made a wonderful connection to Dr Neville Taylor, through our sessions with him. He was easy to talk to no matter what the topic. He had a kind openness and a wonderful sense of humour. We will miss him.
Rosemarie, we are so sorry for your loss. It must be a terrible shock. Big hugs to you and your family.
Anne and Dave
Anne Collins
March 15, 2015
Neville and Rosemarie have been our neighbours for over 25 years. Neville would always greet us when we got home and was skyways kind and gentle with our children. Peace to Neville and Rosemarie.
Heather and Paul
March 15, 2015
Mrs. Taylor & Family,
I was most saddened to hear of Dr. Taylor's passing. For the last 20+ years I was honored to have been guided through some of life's difficult times by this fine and gentle man. Though in the past couple of years we only met 2 or 3 times per year, I always enjoyed and, will miss our time together. My sincere condolences to your family.
Chesley Ladouceur
March 14, 2015
We remember fondly our friendship with Neville And Rosemarie , many good times were had. A great friend.
Mike and Kizzie Sendbuehler
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