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Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home

7386 Horne Street, Mission, BC

OBITUARY

Vicky Irene Taylor

November 11, 1962May 14, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020, Vicky Taylor died at home in her sleep after a short battle with cancer. She was 57.

Vicky was born in Longview, Washington on November 11, 1962 to Eugene and Helen Parkins. She spent her early years as a missionary kid in Alaska and BC until she moved to Moose Jaw, SK in her early teens. She married Cam in 1983 and welcomed her children Caleb and Elena into her life in November, 1990. She lived the past 30 years in Abbotsford, BC and worked the past 14 years at Pan Pacific Pet where she grew to be loved and highly valued.

Vicky enjoyed healthy eating, tandem cycling, walking her dog Max, and time with friends and family. She was known for her authenticity, tenacity, acceptance of people, and the ability to tell it like it was when necessary. She endured two brain surgeries and one motorcycle accident but never gave up.

Vicky is survived by her husband Cam, children Caleb and Elena, parents Eugene and Helen Parkins, sister Nancy Harder (Mel), brother John Parkins (Michelle), numerous nieces and nephews and a loving community of extended family members.

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Craig Kraft

May 25, 2020

I did not know Vicky as well as many of you, but I had the opportunity to pray with her and walk with her through brain surgeries and accident recovery. I have worked with Cam for the past 12 years and I have observed the joy that Vicky has been in his life.

I remember meeting with Vicky a day after she and Cam were in their motorcycle accident. She had a beautiful smile on her face and she was filled with hope. That is how I remember Vicky.

Betty Walrath Dearth

May 19, 2020

Dear Taylor and Parkins Families,

I'm so very sorry you have lost a dear one. Vicky and I became friends as teenagers, shortly after her family moved to Moose Jaw. We found it just a little odd that she lived in the house that my grandmother lived in when she was an Aldersgate prof.

Vicky was so much fun and quickly fit into the FM gang, with sarcastic humour and an infectious giggle. I remember during the FM youth travel camp to Banff, Vicky and a friend shared a tent with Patricia and I and Sherry Funk. It was so cold at night. I remember we all laughed hysterically when Vicky and her friend decided to share one sleeping bag for warmth. The only problem was, it was a mummy bag. Once they were zipped in, they couldn't get out!

Just before college, and we had gotten to know each other better, I recall having entirely ridiculous conversations with horrible British accents in which we addressed one another with fake names. Vicky was Martha (Why not the obvious, Victoria? That's not her name!) And she dubbed me Beatrice.

Vicky was very gracious about my autocratic oversight as one of her R. A.s at Aldersgate. Still, my and Jayne Hewgill's advice did make it into the 3rd floor's rendition of the "12 Days of Christmas" as "12 Days of Aldersgate," in which I can still hear parts of the chorus in my head. I suspect a little of Vicky payback into the mocking performance. We loved it!

You dated and married much faster than I thought Vicky ever would, Cam. But she knew you were the right fit! We lost touch as I went east to finish my education and then married while you moved West. But I have enjoyed a few touches on Facebook over the years. It's hard to believe she's gone to be with Jesus. We are the same age.

God bless you all in the weeks and months and years to come! He is ever faithful.

Love in Christ,

Betty

Susan Ross

May 19, 2020

Vicky always surprised me, and made me laugh, with her intelligent humor and sense of playfulness. Yet when I needed someone to listen she was there. We didn't get opportunities to connect as much in recent years but she always was, and always will be dearly loved by me. I miss her presence. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family as you grieve her presence too. One day we will be together again. Much love to Cam, Caleb and Elena.

Terry and Nancy Clyne

May 19, 2020

Cam, Caleb and Elena, you are in our prayers. (I really mean that.)
Such a huge loss for you all. I've read through the other tributes and it would seem Vicky had the same effect on so many others as she had on us; such good and fun memories. Particularly, I remember our early days in pastoral ministry; you folk were at Red Deer, AB and we were at Kindersley, SK. We would meet half way at Hannah, AB, and stay the night in a motel room and just talk and laugh our time away till we had to go home. What a great stress release. Cam even though we have lived a long ways away from each other for many years, we still consider you and Vicky good friends. It is sad just thinking she is not with us any more BUT so glad for the assurance that we shall meet again.

Beth Rawn

May 18, 2020

Vicky was our dear friend who happened to be family. We have wonderful memories of visits and vacations together, sharing both laughter and tears along the way. She was beautiful, thoughtful, witty, smart, and determined to be the best version of herself. She loved her family and friends passionately. We cannot imagine life without her and miss her so much already. We are better because we knew and loved her. ❤️

Dave Huey

May 18, 2020

Always enjoyed her smiles and joyful spirit. Often think of the few times I would take her for a ride on my motorcycle in Moose Jaw. So sorry to hear of her passing. Thoughts and prayers are with Cam and family, Helen and Gene, Nancy and John and their families.

Angie and Bill Harris

May 18, 2020

Vicky could always be counted on for her kindness and caring ways. She was a genuine friend and a listening ear. She had a great sense of fun and a sparkle of mischief in her eye. Occasionally her "tell-it-like-it-is" opinion came out. Angie was there at the end of her zip line experience when she told the guy undoing her equipment that she "hated every minute of it", but soon she was laughing it off.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cam and family.

Shelley (Scott) Penner

May 18, 2020

Our condolences to Cam and the family during your time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kelly Collver

May 17, 2020

She lived like she meant to live every day to its fullest. I remember her kindness to me, a fellow student at Aldersgate College, and her good warm hugs. I’m hoping that she will save me room on her porch for some good long talks about our journeys, and God’s faithfulness to us. God’s holding on to you Cam, and family. Kelly Collver

Colleen Lawrence

May 17, 2020

Mark and I adored Vicky’s tell-it-like-it-is candor. I can remember so many great conversations with her! She had just the best outlook on life as she took on challenge after challenge. Her refreshing honesty is so hard to come by and made her so unique. Such a loss for our world and such a gain for heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY

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