Reginald George Taylor

12 December , 192327 April , 2019

Reginald George Taylor 1923~2019

Reginald George Taylor was born December 12, 1923 and passed away on April 27, 2019 at the age of 95 years. He grew up on the farm and attended Adell School where he received his Grade 10. There was always stories about being a kid during the “dirty thirties” and his and Art’s escapades hunting, trapping, etc. In fact these two elderly gentlemen were still hunting, trapping and telling stories when they were in their 80’s. Reg joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and served for three years in Canada working on building and maintaining air strips. He often talked about the time he spent in Whitehorse in the Yukon. In 1947 he married Edna Verboom and together they moved to British Columbia to find work. Reg worked in various jobs including a tannery, and painting houses. The first of his children, Shirley, was born there in 1948. Farming was his true calling, so they left Vancouver and came to Alberta to work on a farm and later another farm in Saskatchewan. They came back to take over his Dad’s farm in the Adell district. During this time three more children were born; Gary, Jim, and Patricia. These were busy times on the farm. It was a typical farm for the time. Most of what was eaten was raised on the farm and everyone had their chores to do. The cheques from cream and furs supplemented the farm income. After 25 years Reg and Edna separated. Reg spent the winters with his brother Basil in British Columbia where he met Ruth. In 1976 he married Ruth Grimsrud from Williams Lake, British Columbia. Together they raised Ruth’s two children, Heather and Jason and made their home on the farm. When Reg turned 65 he quit actively farming and rented the land to his son, Gary. This allowed him to devote time to a new hobby. He got into raising fancy chickens, ducks, peacocks, and various other birds. Reg attended numerous bird shows in three provinces, winning a large number of trophies and also judged at various shows as well. This was all possible because Ruth would drive him anywhere with her car full of bird crates. Alida became the stopping point between east and west for many exchanges, with lunch included with Edgar and Shirley of course, his one true passion not mentioned yet is his family. Reg was always concerned with the welfare of everyone and interested in their achievements. He attended volleyball games, dance recitals, hockey games, ball games, MMA competitions, football games, and curling throughout the generations. Reg was pleased to learn he was going to be a great, great grandfather and made the trip to Alberta to meet the first great, great grandson. Reg was predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Eva Taylor; brother, Basil (Dorothy) Taylor; brother in law, James Gosling; grandson, Michael Hingtgen. Reg will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ruth Taylor; children & partners: Shirley Bendtsen (Edgar), Gary Taylor (Linda), Jim Taylor, Patricia Taylor, Heather Kennedy (Neil), Jason Grimsrud (Pamela); grandchildren: Todd Bendtsen (Laurie-Anne), Lloyd Bendtsen (Tara), Steven Bendtsen (Lesa), Ron Taylor (Jackie), Rick Taylor (Brenda), Bob Taylor (Diane), Wendy Fink (Rick), Justin Sander (Amanda), Carson Sander (Isaline), Emma, Janna and Devyn Grimsrud; sisters and brother, Ruby Gosling, Arthur Taylor (Grace) and Vivian Natyshak (Jack); many great grandchildren, their partners, great-great grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews, and countless friends. A Private Family Graveside Service took place on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Ogema Cemetery, Ogema, Saskatchewan with Reverend Isabella Frank officiating. Reception & Fellowship followed at 2:00 p.m. at the Ogema Pioneer Museum, Ogema, Saskatchewan. Donations in memory of Reginald may be made to a charity of choice. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed for his love, wisdom, and the down to earth way he approached life.


  • Reception & Fellowship Thursday, 25 April , 2019


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Wanda Lea Nord

12 May 2019

With sorrow we learn of Uncle Reg's passing and extend our sympathies to Ruth and family members..
I have many fond childhood memories of times spent on the farm including Reg's sense of humour.

Wanda Taylor-Nord & Terry Nord
Niagara on the Lake, Ont.

Marion Severson

7 May 2019

Our deepest sympathy to you, Ruth, and all your family at this sad time.


2 May 2019

Ruth & Taylor Family

Sorry to hear of Reg's passing. I remember Reg well being close neighbours. I especially remember the picnics we had at Adell. They were so much fun for all of us kids. The last while when I came home I so enjoyed having chats with Reg talking about the old times and new.

What a blessing that he was healthy to enjoy his family and friends.

Debbie Bush


Doreen Knibbs

2 May 2019

Ruth, I am so sorry in your loss of Reg. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May he R.I.P.

Danita Low

29 April 2019

Ruth and family, sorry to hear of Reg's passing. Condolences to all of your family.
Chris & Danita Low

Cindy Horner

29 April 2019

So sorry to hear about Regs passing. May the memories you hold near and dear get you through the rough days ahead . Thinking of all of you.
Cindy and Mel Horner

Raymond and Dolores Grainger

29 April 2019

Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

Pam Taylor

29 April 2019

So sorry to see of Great Grandpas passing. So many wonderful memories of him, his kind and gentle nature and his love of his great grandkids. The many tea parties he had with Alisha when he would stop in on his way to town and always enjoyed showing the kids his chickens and eggs he was hatching.

Arlinda Johner

29 April 2019

Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
May the memories you share bring comfort during this time of loss of Uncle Reg as I knew him. What a great life lived.

David & Donna Hartley

29 April 2019

Our condolences to all the family. A life well lived! ❤️