Violet Pearl (Cook) Taylor
In loving memory of Violet Pearl Taylor who passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London on Aug. 13, 2016. She was in her 87th year.
Violet was the beloved wife of the late Wilbert Ronald Taylor (2015).
Violet was the loving mother of Wayne Taylor (Karen), Auburn and Paul (Kim), Victoria, B.C.; dear grandmother of Danielle Johnson (Christopher), Levi Taylor (Rebecca), Kalli Ann Taylor and three great-grandchildren, Alec, Julie Grace and Isaac Taylor. Violet was the beloved sister of Ruth McClinchey (Garth), Goderich; the late Arnold Cook (Erma), Phyllis Boak (Jim), dear ‘Auntie Vi’ to many nieces and nephews and the much-loved cousin of Elsie Walsh, Clinton; Florence McArter, Belgrave and Mildred Paton, Ingersoll.
Violet was born in Westfield. She attended business college in Goderich and worked in the Goderich Unemployment Offices, and at Dr. Such DC office before she and Ron were married in 1957. They moved first to Belleville and then to Victoria, British Columbia.
Violet will be greatly missed by family and life-long friends made during her youth here in Ontario. She lived in Victoria for 57 years raising a family and actively participating and serving as a deacon at Knox Presbyterian Church. During the past year she moved back to Ontario to live with her son Wayne after the passing of her beloved husband Wilbert Ronald Taylor in 2015.
Violet will be fondly remembered for her love of life, music, wonderful sense of humour, servant’s heart and stoic spirit. She served her family and friends tirelessly and was a faithful friend. She will also be remembered for her stories of sailing with her family. Together, she and Ron and the boys enjoyed many hours sailing in Victoria, British Columbia.
Her grandchildren, nieces and nephews enjoyed many happy times of laughter and fun with her. She will also be remembered for her tenacity and for the great example she was of living her faith during hard times.
Her love for God, her dedication to family, her faithfulness as a friend, and her zest for life and love of laughter will leave a lasting impression on all the lives that she has touched.
A Celebration of Life service was held at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home in Goderich on Sunday, Aug. 21. Interment was in Hatley Memorial Gardens, Victoria British Columbia.
As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the One Care Home and Community Support Services, Goderich or Alzheimer Society of Huron County would be appreciated.