Bernard John Taylor
28 January , 1923 – 2 July , 2018
Bernard John Taylor … Better known as “Bernie” to his family and friends, peacefully passed away on the evening of Monday, July 2, 2018 at Ridgeview Lodge, Kamloops, BC Ever the gentleman, Bernie reached the respectable age of 95 years, 155 days. He was husband to his true love Joan until her passing in June, 2014. He leaves behind a large extended family and friends that stretch from the West to East Coasts of Canada. Don and Donna Shearer, along with Ed and MaryLee Zurawell wish to give heartfelt thanks to the Nursing Team, and Support Staff at Ridgeview Lodge for creating a safe and loving home for our “Uncle Bernie” these past few years, especially during his greatest time of need. Prayers will be recited on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road. The Reverend Father Paul Simms will celebrate the Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the church. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson’s Society, would be appreciated.
Bernard John Taylor
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6 July 2018
My mother, Josephine (McDaniel) MacIsaac, and I enjoyed our visits with Bernard and Joan on our driving trips out west. My mother liked to meet up with her cousin, in this case, first in White Rock, then Cloverdale, then Chilliwack. Bernard told us he went out west in 1951. He followed up on an add in the newspaper of a man looking for paying passengers on his trip from Toronto to Vancouver via the U.S. after Detroit. The cost was $20 plus meals and hotels.
In the picture taken in Toronto, 1951, Bernard is on the right; cousin Doris McDaniel on the far left; cousin Myles McDaniel is 4th from the left.
5 July 2018
I am all the better for having Uncle Bernie in my life. My memories of Bernard spans my whole life as far back as I can remember to now. He has always been a mentor in my life and a roll model to me. Having him in my life to see me through hard times and also to share good times has been a huge part of my life and my children's lives as well . I have many loving happy memories of Bernard and Joan that I will have with me for all my days . Hard to say good bye to those who gave unconditional love all of my life. Prefer to say I'll see you later. I'll always hold the life's lessons, shared wisdom and wonderful memories so close to my heart. Both Bernard and Joan will be missed.
Medicine Hat AB.