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Vernon Wilfred Taylor
21 décembre 1927 – 4 août 2020
Vernon Wilfred Taylor passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on August 4, 2020 at Tuxedo Villa in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He was born on December 21, 1927 to Wilfred and Beatrice Taylor (Phillips) in Brandon, Manitoba, the eldest of five children. He married his childhood sweetheart, Eva Bannister of Port Arthur, Ontario on September 18, 1948.
A strong Christian faith guided Vernon’s life. He graduated from Western Pentecostal Bible College in Winnipeg in 1949 and his first pastoral charge was the isolated northern town of Sherridan, Manitoba.
Next, Vernon returned to Port Arthur and worked in business for a period of eight years where he successfully managed a sheet metal and heating business. He once again felt the call of ministry and pastored a number of churches in the Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario District. As well as being a very caring pastor, he was able to bring strong practical skills to the profession. He was responsible for many building projects and furnace installations in the district churches. Vernon was also a gifted bass soloist and was proficient at numerous musical instruments. He also encouraged others to pursue their musical talents. He enjoyed fellowship with other clergy from all denominations and fondly remembered his leadership in the Thunder Bay Council of Clergy. Prior to retirement in 1989, Vernon was the District Superintendent for Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. His organizational and business skills served him well in this role.
Vernon is lovingly remembered by his wife Eva of 71 years; sons Gordon (Doris), David (Barbara) and Douglas; grandchildren Jennifer (Leonard), Jeffrey (Nicole) and Melanie (Evan); great-grandchildren Olivia, Rhys, Javan, Brooke-Lyn, Ethan and Jaxon; sisters Vange and Sheila; sisters-in-law Fern and Darleen; son-in-law Gary; and former son-in-law Gaston (Kim). He was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Beatrice; daughter Laura; and brothers Clifford and Wesley.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and care staff at Tuxedo Villa for their care during his last years.
In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) or to a charity of your choice.
In view of the current pandemic, a private family interment service will be held.
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Vernon Wilfred Taylor
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août 11, 2020
Vern Taylor was a very practical man, thoughtful with great insight and offered wise counsel. During his years of being District Superintendent of the Manitoba District, I had the privilege of serving the District with him as Church Ministries Director. He was a trusted friend who had unique qualities of leadership and a mentor that has influenced my life over the years.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to Eva and the Taylor families.
Jim and Joanne Poirier
août 10, 2020
I first met Brother Taylor in 1982. I was in Bible College and he had just become District Superintendent. I remember well him speaking to us and the message he had for us, a group of students preparing for ministry. His words have stayed with me for the past 38 years.
It was many years later when I became District Superintendent that I was able get to know him better. I held him in high esteem. Along with others who served in this office, he left big shoes to fill. He had a reputation of being a capable, highly skilled leader who served well.
I always found him to be warm hearted, gentle and kind. As Ron Pierce states, he did have a twinkle in his eye that was probably a reflection of his deep abiding peace and love for his Saviour. We have lost a wonderful servant of Christ. A great example of what a Christian gentleman looks like and a capable and skilled leader. Yet, I rejoice for him, he is home. Our prayers and deepest sympathy for sister Taylor and the whole family.
Jim and Joanne Poirier
août 9, 2020
We were saddened to hear the news of Rev. Vern Taylor’s passing. It brought back many warm memories.
It was my privilege to serve in the PAOC District Office where Brother Taylor had served previously as the District Superintendent. I greatly valued Vern’s wisdom and thoughtful insight. When asked, he would give very sound advice. He would deliver it with a warm smile and a twinkle in his eye.
Marilyn treasures a hand written recipe that she got from Brother Taylor for pecan cinnamon rolls.
Marilyn and I have very fond memories of our friend, Vern Taylor. Over the years, we have enjoyed many visits with Brother and Sister Taylor. We especially enjoyed the times we were able to get together for supper with the former District Superintendents. We were encouraged as they shared their ministry experiences. Great memories!
I remember attending a funeral for one of our pastors, when Vern Taylor was the District Superintendent. He arranged to have all the ministers in the service to form an honour guard. It was so meaningful! If anyone ever deserved a ministry honour guard at their funeral, it would be Rev. Vernon Wilfred Taylor. However, because of Covid-19, we miss being able to do this for him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Eva and the family.
Ron and Marilyn Pierce
Former District Superintendent.
août 8, 2020
Our sympathy to Mrs. Taylor and family. We have wonderful memories of their time pastoring in Morden. Especially special was the meaningful baptismal service in which both our sons were baptised. They both are ministers, Floyd as pastor and Dwight as Music pastor. (recently resigned). We will always remember Pastor Taylors prayer for them. We also remember his musical ministry both in singing and at the organ. What a blessed hope we have in the Lord! May you be comforted by His Presence at this time.
George and Ella Martens (Morden)