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Jerrett Funeral Homes - St. Clair Chapel

1141 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

John Douglas TAYLOR

June 14, 1938July 27, 2020

John Douglas TAYLOR was born on June 14, 1938 and passed away on July 27, 2020 and is under the care of Jerrett Funeral Homes.

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John Douglas TAYLOR

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Vera McKinley

August 11, 2020

Doug Taylor was one of my most beloved teachers. What a year in Grade Six with him! Such a rich class. He had SO many things to keep us interested! We had a terrarium. We had an aquarium (my favourite). He introduced us to classical music: The 1812 Overture, Gilbert and Sullivan. What a fantastic teacher he was, so personable, and a great sense of humour. "Hasten Jason, fetch the basin!" What a great legacy he has left behind to this student and I know many others. Rest in Peace dear Doug Taylor!

William Wright

July 29, 2020

I became acquainted with Doug Taylor through Metropolitan United Church. We were both interested in the history of Toronto and I enjoyed reading one of his novels as well as indulging in the lovely photo books he created around memories of various buildings in Toronto. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word and although we were not close, I feel diminished by his absence on earth. (See John Donne's "No Man is an Island")

Toba Bryant

July 29, 2020

My sincere condolences on Doug's passing to his partner Ivan and Doug's family. I met Doug at Metropolitan United Church. We shared a love of music and art, among other interests. I spoke with Doug daily after he was transferred to Bridgepoint. He was a lovely man, a wonderful conversationalist. I will miss him and our conversations. May your memories bring comfort.

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