Michelle Martina Taylor

February 23, 1956January 3, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Michelle Taylor, announce her peaceful passing on Sunday, January 3rd, in the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Michelle was a graduate of Holy Angels High School, St. Rita Hospital School of Nursing, and St FX. She spent her career tending to the needs of others, in her profession as a Registered Nurse in Nova Scotia, and BC. Michelle is survived by her brothers; Sander (Bernadette), Brian (Sandra) and Michael (Wanda), her sisters; Patricia (Greg) and Janice (Rob); her housemate, and best friend Arlene Edwards, and their fur babies Shiloh, and Rory; thirteen nieces and nephews, who loved her like another Mother (despite her reputation as the “Sergeant Major”); and one grand-niece. Michelle was pre-deceased by her parents, Charlie and Florence Taylor. Michelle will also be missed by her co-workers, her friends in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Choir, and her Mahjong Crew. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Patient Care Fund, Palliative Care, Hospice, or a charity of your choice. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, in Sydney River.


  • Sander (Bernadette), Brother
  • Brian (Sandra), Brother
  • Michael (Wanda), Brother
  • Patricia (Greg), Sister
  • Janice (Rob), Sister
  • Arlene Edwards, Best Friend
  • Shiloh & Rory, Fur Babies
  • Charlie & Florence Taylor, Parents (deceased)
  • “Sergeant Major” is also survived by thirteen nieces and nephews, and one grand-niece, who loved her like another Mother.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Carol and Bud Farmer

January 13, 2021

Sincere sympathy to Arlene and all Michelle's family on your sad loss.
Michelle will be missed by all who knew her for her smile, her kindness ,her courage
And much more.
God bless you.
Carol and Bud and family

Janis Smith

January 11, 2021

Sorry to hear of Michelle’s passing. I knew Michelle also from StRita’s nursing school. RIP

Whylie Mulvihill

January 10, 2021

Our condolences to Sander , Michael , Brian , Patricia , Janice, and friend Arlene.
We had the pleasure of watching her and the rest of the family grow up in our
neighborhood and have her, or one of her sisters or brothers babysit for us.
We are very sorry for your loss.
Whylie & Jeannie Mulvihill

Margaret Ann Morrison

January 10, 2021

To the Taylor Family and Arlene
My deepest condolences on the passing of dear Michelle. I had the pleasure of working with Michelle at St. Rita And the Cape Breton Regional in the Operating Room.
Margaret Ann

Peggy Margetti

January 10, 2021

May Michelle rest in peace. She always had a big smile every time you would run into her at hospital. May her memories be a blessing

Susan MacEachern

January 9, 2021

To all the Taylor Family: I was so sorry to hear of Michelle's passing. She was a lovely lady and wonderful nurse. She always had a smile when I would meet her. Sending my thoughts and prayers. May she Rest in Peace. Susan.

Mike and Honorine MacMullin

January 8, 2021

To all the Taylor Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at these difficult times.
Michelle was a great nurse and a very personable lady. God Bless!

Sheldon Murphy

January 8, 2021

Sander, Bernadette and family, our sincere condolences for the loss of your sister. So many loses lately, and too young.

Marilyn Coady MacDonald

January 8, 2021

My condolences to Arlene and the extended Taylor family. I met Michelle at St. Rita’s School of Nursing and worked with her at St.Rita’s , CBRH, and NSGH. She was an excellent nurse putting the needs of her patients, their families and her colleagues first. As a mentor to other nurses she was very generous with her experience and knowledge. Her courageous battle over the last years was an example of her faith and strength. Her death will leave a void in our community. I will always remember her smile and her voice raised in song.
Marilyn Coady Macdonald

Sylvia Burns

January 8, 2021

My sincere condolences...Michelle and I were friends since Holy Angels...we sang in the holy Angels coral together ...studied Nursing at St Ritas...where we worked for many years...then on to the regional...she was a fabulous friend..
Nurse and advisor...always made time for others...she will be dearly missed 💔