Dorothy Ethel (Brown) Taylor (1923 - 2016)

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Taylor, Dorothy Ethel (nee brown)
September 19, 1923-Peaslake, Surrey, England
January 31, 2016-red Deer, AB, Canada
It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy
Ethel Taylor, widow of the late L/Col James
Wm. Taylor, passed away peacefully on
January 31, 2016 at the age of 92. She is
survived by her children: Patricia Williams-Orosz
(Albert Orosz) of Airdrie, AB, Raymond Taylor
(Judith) of Moose Jaw, SK, Marion Holman
(James) of Hanna, AB and John Taylor (Caroline)
of Red Deer, AB. Also nine grandchildren: Debbie
Taylor-French (Patrick French), Paul Holman (Ruth
Atherley), Elisabeth (Lisa) Schmidt (Ross), Reece
Williams (Dineen), Scott Holman (Karla), Dean Taylor (Jennifer),
Leanne Taylor, KimberleyWong (Herb) and Brian Taylor (Nita), as well
as 20 great-grandchildren ranging in age from four months to 27 years.
Mom joined the Royal Air Force during WWII, serving her country as a
Barrage Balloon Operator, stationed in Glasgow, Scotland; Swansea,
Wales; and in Regent's Park, London, England. At a weekend dance
at Rowland's Castle, Hants, England, she met the love of her life,
Jim Taylor, and married him on December 19, 1942. She remained
in England until 1946 when she came to Canada as a war bride with
her daughter Patricia, settling in Woodhouse, AB, near Claresholm.
Dad re-enlisted in the Army in 1947 and our family moved many times
across Canada and to Germany. They retired to Vernon, BC. in the fall
of 1968. After 16 years, the prairies called them back to be closer to
their family. They resided in Calgary, then finally settled in Cochrane,
AB. They enjoyed 67 years together until Dad's death in 2010.
Two years ago Mom moved to a senior's residence in Red Deer.
A Funeral Service will be held at Eden Brook Funeral Home on Friday,
February 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. If so desired, memorial donations may
be made in Dorothy's name directly to the Royal Canadian
Legion Poppy Fund (Dominion Command, 86 Aird Place,
Ottawa ON, K2L 0A1). Condolences may be forwarded to the
family by visiting
Funeral Home
Eden Brook Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home
24223 Township Road 242
Calgary, AB T3Z 3K2
(403) 240-4032
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Feb. 4, 2016
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