Doris (Taylor) Walker
Doris (Taylor) Walker of Wingham, passed away peacefully at Wingham and District Hospital on Saturday, June 26, 2021. She was in her 91st year.
Doris was the devoted wife of the late Ernest “Ernie” Walker who predeceased her on June 2, 2006. She was the cherished sister-in-law of Marlene Taylor, St. Helens and the dear aunt of Larry Miller (Cheryl), London; Ruth and John Haines, Wingham; Mike Taylor (Karen), Whitechurch, Lisa Taylor, Wingham and Jeff Taylor, St. Helens. Doris will also be lovingly remembered by Ernie’s family.
Doris was predeceased by her parents Chester and Berdie (Ferguson) Taylor, brothers Murray (Mildred), Harold (Maxine) and Donald Taylor, sister Vera (Gordon) Miller and nephew Doug Taylor.
Doris was a long-time member of Wingham United Church and an alto voice in the church choir for more than 60 years. Doris was possessed of an abundance of musical talent and was a gifted piano player. With little or no formal musical training in her background, she played everything by ear and was able to play just about any tune after she had heard it once.
In earlier days, Doris was the pianist for the groups “Alley Cats” and “Country Starlite” that provided weekend entertainment at the hotels in places like Mildmay and Formosa.
As an enthusiastic and active volunteer for many years, Doris enjoyed a busy schedule playing for sing-songs at the Wingham Day Centre and with the group “Country Traditions” providing entertainment for residents of retirement homes in the area.
Doris had an outgoing manner and always a cheerful disposition and these qualities earned her many friendships over the years. She will be remembered fondly by those who knew her and for a life well lived.
A private graveside service will be held at the Wingham Cemetery at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Wingham United Church, One Care or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Online condolences may be left at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com