Inverness Funeral Home

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Pearl Isabel Taylor

November 4, 1923March 19, 2020
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Pearl Isabel Taylor (RN) Age 96, passed away peacefully in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital surrounded by family on March 19, 2020. Born on November 4, 1923 in Boston, and raised by her grandparents and aunt and uncle in Belle Cote, Inverness County. Pearl was the daughter of Ida Phillips, and raised by grandparents Isabelle and Kenneth Phillips and Aunt and uncle Irene and Henry Phillips. Pearl was educated in Belle Cote and taught school prior to entering nursing school. Pearl worked as a Registered Nurse at the old Inverness Memorial Hospital in 1945, then moved to Montreal to pursue further nursing opportunities. She returned to Cape Breton after one year and was employed at St Mary’s Hospital and then in 1977 she moved to the new Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital and worked in the Emergency Department until her retirement in 1989.

Pearl is predeceased by her mother, grandparents, aunt and uncle. She is survived by her husband and soul mate, Earl Taylor; sisters-in-law, Audrey Timmons( Henry, deceased),Inverness; Shirley MacLellan (John) Arizona; and Trudy MacEwan (Fred Taylor, deceased), New Glasgow. You could not find Pearl without Earl and their beloved now deceased cat Tramp. Pearl is survived by many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews , special cousins and many friends who were constant in her life. Earl and Pearl are Thankful for their wonderful neighbours especially Sandy MacLean.

Pearl was a member of St Matthews United Church and had a special affiliation to her Margaree Harbour Church (Calvin United), until her health declined, Pearl was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of St Matthews Church, Inverness, Ladies Auxiliary of Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, and Volunteered at Inverness Volunteer Fire Department and Inverness Food Bank. She also volunteered at the Inverary Manor, Inverness, Pearl loved to knit, cook and was well known for her baking. Her friend and neighbour John Ferguson always returned to university with a special care package of food and goodies. Earl would like to thank Dr. Lok, all staff of Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, all staff of Inverness Home support and Home Care, staff of Inverary Manor, Pearl’s hair dresser Tanya Beth Doucet who regularly made house calls when needed, housekeeper Ruby MacMillan, Kevin Deagle and staff of Inverness Funeral home, and all family, friends and neighbours who visited and helped out in any way. Your love, support and generosity will always be appreciated and remembered.

Cremation has taken place with funeral at a later date in St Matthews United Church, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Matthews Church, Inverness Food Bank, ICMH Ladies Auxiliary, Inverness fire hall, Inverary Manor or charity of your choice. On line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com


  • Funeral Service at a later date, Visitation at a later date


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mary Anderson

March 24, 2020

Dear Earl: My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of our dear Pearl. Everyone who has worked at ICMH has a "Pearl" story and fond memories we will all cherish. Take care, Mary Anderson and Cecil MacQuarrie

Maria Feehan

March 23, 2020

My sincere condolences to Earl Taylor
Pearl was a great neighbour, a beautiful, kind lady
Rest In Peace, Pearl

Maria (MacDonald) Feehan

judith conrad

March 22, 2020

Since sympathies to you, Earl, and to your close family and friends.

Glenn and Judy (White) Conrad.

Kathleen MacDonald

March 22, 2020

So sorry to hear of Pearl's passing.
Take care.


Heather Murthy (Smith)

March 21, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Earl on dear Pearl’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing you both when back in the summer staying at Myron & Melva MacLeans home (Uncle). Love the family photo and Peal and Beulah (Aunt) deck.
Much love to Earl and the entire Inverness community.
Heather (Smith) Murthy
(Mary MacLean daughter)

Norine Pothier

March 21, 2020

Dear Earl,
So sorry to hear about your loss of Pearl.She was a dear friend with a great sense of humour.I have fond memories.
Peace to you.

Ruby Pye

March 21, 2020

Sincerest heartfelt condolences to Earl Taylor, to the family, and the friends of Pearl Taylor. I had the pleasure of working with Pearl for many years at the Inverness hospital; she was a wonderful nurse with a special, witty sense of humour. Bless you in your time of sorrow.

Donna Doucet

March 20, 2020

Deepest sympathy to Earl and extended family on the passing of Pearl! Excellent nurse,coworker and friend! Beautiful gentle woman. May she Rest In Peace!🙏

Beth Hodder

March 20, 2020

Earl,Pearl was a much loved lady,your other half.My mother Pat worked with her and had such admiration for her.My condolences to you on your loss. Sincerely Beth Ferguson Hodder

Nancy MacDougall and Family

March 20, 2020

My sincere condolences to Earl and extended family,RIP Pearl