Idris Jobe Taylor

April 5, 1936May 16, 2013

Idris Jobe “Diddy” Taylor It is with deep sadness and profound regret that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Idris Jobe “Diddy” Taylor on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The only son of Violet Taylor-Lyons and the step-son of Thomas Lyons, Idris was born on April 5, 1936. He served in the Canadian Forces for fourteen years as a member of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada and was stationed at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in Oromocto, New Brunswick. Upon returning to his beloved Cape Breton, Idris was employed as a heavy duty mechanic/operator at Turner’s Transfer and the Glace Bay Heavy Water Plant. He was a long-time employee of Nova Scotia Power, working at the Seaboard Generating Station and the Lingan Generating Station until his retirement. Idris was active in many activities in the community throughout his life. During his younger years, he enjoyed playing hockey and was an avid bowler. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Together with our Mom, Dad was the backbone of our family. He will forever be remembered as a kind, patient, selfless, hard-working individual whose joy in life was to spend quality time with his family, always willing to lend a hand or to listen when asked and never expecting anything in return. He was treasured by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, which was evident from their constant presence at Mom and Dad’s home. Idris leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his wife and best friend, Catherine (MacQueen), with whom he recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary; daughters, Kay (Craig), Sharon (Billy), Gloria (Mickie), Susan (Kevin), Nancy (Frank), all of Glace Bay, and Sandra (Jonathan) of Halifax; and sons, John (Claudette), Jimmy (Marie), Neil (Trish), Michael (Leslie) and Brian, all of Glace Bay. Also left to mourn his passing are many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Idris will be especially missed by his best friend and constant companion, his dog, “Skippy”. He was predeceased by his mother Violet Taylor-Lyons, grandson John Paul Taylor, mother-in-law Effie MacQueen, uncles Willie Taylor and Idris Taylor and his Aunt Cecelia Taylor. Visitation will be held at Patten’s Funeral Home, Union Street, Glace Bay on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM and 7:00PM - 9:00PM. The funeral service will take place at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Brookside Street, Glace Bay on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:00AM, followed by burial at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Grand Lake Road, Sydney. Memorial contributions may be made in Idris’ name to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation or the Glace Bay Food Bank. Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives.


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Joseph (Christina) Attia

May 26, 2013

Sandra and Family, we're so sorry for your loss. Our deepest Condolences. Joseph and Mary (Christina Attia's parents, Halifax).

Liz Hicks

May 24, 2013

To Sandra and her family:
Much sympathy in loss of your obviously much loved father. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Mufti Family

May 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are out to you.

May 23, 2013

Sandra and family we are so sorry for the loss of your father. Emily, Paul & Cole

May 21, 2013

John & Family
We are deeply saddened for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Isabel (Yates) Cindy & Michael


May 21, 2013

My heart goes out to the family of Idris. As someone who knows and loves Sandra dearly, I can only imagine the wonderful vibrant family and the parents who could have brought up such a beautiful caring woman. Hold the memories tight as you mourn such a dear man and know how many people love you all and care for you.

David and Janice Ferguson

May 21, 2013

We were sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you the best at this difficult time.