Douglas Alan Taylor
01/20/1955 - 05/05/2018
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Doug was born and raised in Saskatoon and attended Aden Bowman Collegiate and Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts & Science (Renewable Resources). He graduated in 1976 and was stationed in Glaslyn and Buffalo Narrows working as a conservation officer. He always had an incredible interest in the outdoors and all the flora and fauna. DT was an Artist/Sculptor (who had endless imagination), Amateur Paleontologist, Naturalist, Museum Tech, Expert Taxidermist, Critic, Conservation Officer, Skeptic, and Arborist (self taught with the scars to prove it). Doug was a forest fire fighter in Buffalo Narrows with his faithful pal Jigger the Wonderdog. Canoeing was one of his many passions that he shared with Maryanne. Together, they would take people on amazing adventures. He and Maryanne also worked on many important museum installations in Canada. Grey Owl’s Cabin in P.A. National Park is one. DT lived life to the fullest and we will miss him very much. Doug is predeceased by his parents, Wallace and Marion Taylor. He is lovingly remembered by his partner Maryanne Janssen and siblings, Rodney (Maureen), Cindy (Craig) Verhelst, Shelley McMillan, numerous nieces and nephews and one grand nephew.

To learn more, or to get even, come to the open mike at his celebration of life on Saturday May 12th, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Livelong Community Hall. https://goo.gl/maps/8fYs4nzo9qK2

Memorial donations in memory of Douglas Taylor may be directed to St. Walburg Pantry, Ecumenical Community Food Bank, St. Walburg SK S0M 2T0. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Douglas Taylor have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix from May 8 to May 11, 2018.
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June 26, 2018
I worked in resource management with Doug in Buffalo Narrows. He was a talented artist and taxidermist who was strongly connected to nature. My condolences to Maryanne and his family.
Robin Tod
May 14, 2018
Maryanne, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot believe that my old friend is gone. Hugs to you and all those who are remembering him.
Fiona Graham
May 13, 2018
Maryanne, I am so sorry for your loss. It was a privilege to get to know both you and Doug when you were part of the exhibit construction team for "Winning the Prairie Gamble " at the WDM. Doug was one of the most creative people I have ever met. I am the proud owner of a DT art piece - purchased at the Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon - which I will treasure always.
Joan Champ
May 13, 2018
Maryanne, I'm so, so sorry for your loss, our loss. What a sweet, smart, funny man...gone way too soon. One of my favorite EMMA folks.Love and deepest sympathy to you. Paige Davis
May 12, 2018
Maryanne I am so sorry for your loss..Doug was a true companion and renaissance man. His knowledge and curiosity particilarly in the arts and natural sciences was mind boggling, so a tough person to argue with if winning was your goal! He stood up for the causes he believed in and was a risk taker par excellence! His skill and creativity was endless and his contribution to the Arts in Saskatchewan was unique. Doug's rebellious 'art bombing' will be sorely missed. I will never forget our wonderful canoe trip through the Alberta badlands. This made a lasting impression on our kids who also send their condolences. Yours and Doug's combined outdoor experience was a real gift to our family. Doug will love long in our hearts!
Miranda Jonez
May 11, 2018
Hey DT such sad news. Thinking of all the good times we had at the museum of natural history in Regina. Godspeed my friend and thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.
Paul James
May 11, 2018
So sorry to hear about Doug's passing. We connected many years ago through the craft world. My heartfelt thoughts go out to the family at this difficult time.
Lois Kurp
May 10, 2018
Sending sincere sympathy Maryanne. Doug was such a talented artist always listening to his own drummer.
Bonny Houston
May 10, 2018
Sad news.Condolences to the family.I will miss you.RIP ,Doug.
charley farrero
May 9, 2018
As my next door neighbor, I grew up with Doug from 5 years to 15years so I knew him only in my eyes of a boy growing up. But looking back, Doug was a talent and unique individual. My only regret was not staying in touch and knowing him as a man. My condolences to Rod, Cindy, and Shelly
andrew vanklompenburg
May 9, 2018
Oh Maryanne, I am so sorry to hear about Doug. I hope you are okay (or will be soon). Doug was a character - a great one at that. I will miss him dearly. I am honored to have so many of his pieces to remember him by. Please stop by to see us when you are in town. Unfortunately we can't get to Lifelong for the Celebration of Life but will tip a glass to him here. We are thinking of you. Love Terry and Otto
Terry Schwalm
May 9, 2018
Condolences to family and friends. A very creative, knowledgeable, special person that I am honoured to have known and collaborated with. A fantastic artist! Cheers DT.
Mark Dicey
May 9, 2018
My condolences.Doug was a truly talented and amazing individual
Dave Dunkley
May 9, 2018
Such an interesting and friendly human that we only knew for a short time but has left a lasting impression... Livelong Pickleball will never quite be the same! The Covey's.
Mike & Linds Covey
May 9, 2018
Sad news.Condolences to the family.I will miss you.RIP ,Doug.
May 8, 2018
Very sad to hear this news. A great and talented craftsperson and a fellow 1955'er. May you Rest in Peace.
Kristina Komendant
May 8, 2018
Such a fine fellow. My condolences to all that held him dear, he will surely be missed.
Cheryl (Newby) Tetreault
May 8, 2018
I'm in shock. I will miss you dearly DT. It was an honour to have you as a friend all the way from childhood. Best time was helping you build your log house at Turtle Lake where it became a huge meeting place for friends, which you had many. Loved your quirks and sense of humor. You won't be forgotten.
Jim Weicker
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