First Memorial Funeral Services Kamloops

8-177 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC


Lester Denis Taylor

February 5, 1943July 17, 2020

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Lester Denis Taylor AKA Bud, who lost his battle with cancer on Friday, July 17, 2020. Bud was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He leaves behind Sheila, his loving partner of 56 years, his three children Lynne Taylor of Kamloops, Sherri (Bruno) Valana of Kamloops & Denis (Deanna) Taylor of Victoria. Bud also leaves his three grandchildren Laura (Tyler), Sara (Dylan) and Ethan as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Bud is survived by his sister Lois Beasley of Kamloops. He is predeceased by his three brothers: Ken, Floyd and Doug. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta on Feb. 5, 1943, his family moved to Vanderhoof, then to Kelowna where he spent most of his childhood. He then moved to Vancouver where he met and married Sheila in 1964 and raised their three children. He moved his family to Kelowna in 1974 before settling in Kamloops to open his own business in 1976. An avid outdoorsman, Bud would be found most weekends at a lake somewhere in the BC interior with the love of his life by his side. Most of Bud's career took him to places all over the BC interior as a travelling salesman. His two passions later became kinesiology where he could help people with their different ailments and the Church where he worked on strengthening his relationship with God. For those who wish to attend, there will be a viewing at Schoening's Funeral Home on Saturday July 25th between 2:00 - 3:00 pm. There will also be a service held at The Seven Day Adventist Church on Sunday July 26th at 1:00 pm. For virtual attendance please go to www.kamloopsadventist.ca The family would like to express their heart felt thanks for all the love and support from the many friends, family, caregivers, Royal Inland Hospital and the Cancer Clinic. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society in memory of Bud.


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Curtis Susan McKee

July 26, 2020

We will never forget the visit right after Megan was born. We still chuckle about our “Bud” Lights.
His memory is with us always.

Cam Murray

July 26, 2020

Thinking of you all at this time.
Cam, Wendi and family.
Parksville BC


July 25, 2020

To my dear sis Sheila and family - Lynne, Sherri, Denis and families
So sorry to learn of Bud's passing. He was a great man . Always full of fun, smiling and telling jokes. We always had a good time when you visited us when you came to Ontario.
Bud was a devoted father and husband . Knowing Bud his grandchildren would have been his greatest joy. Your in my thoughts and prayers. So so sorry.
Love Beryl

Al and Sylvia Yelland

July 22, 2020

Hi Sheila,
So sorry to hear the bad news about Bud! Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Thinking of you,
Al and Sylvia


July 19, 2020

Dear Aunt Sheila, Lynn, Sheri ,Denis and families
So saddened to learn of Uncle Bud's passing. It seems there never are any comforting words at this very heartbreaking time. Another angel taken from us too soon!! HE was a GREAT man with a dryyyyyyyy sense of humor, and on his own time too I might add!! NEVER in a hurry, we have alot to learn from him.
Your in our thoughts and were holding you tight in our hearts.
Lots of love, xoxo
Darlene& Bruce
Shannon& Shawn
Ashley&Brian, Declan and Liam