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Dorothy Ethel Taylor
September 19, 1923 - January 31, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Dorothy Ethel Taylor (nee Brown) <br />September 19, 1923-Peaslake, Surrey, England <br />January 31, 2016-Red Deer, AB, Canada <br /> <br />It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Ethel Taylor, widow of the late L/Col James Wm. Taylor, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2016 at the age of 92. She is survived by her children: Patricia Ann Williams-Orosz (Albert Orosz) of Airdrie, AB, Raymond James Taylor (Judith Gayle) of Moose Jaw, SK, Marion Elizabeth Holman (James Edward Holman) of Hanna, AB and John Richard Taylor (Caroline Marie) of Red Deer, AB. Also nine grandchildren: Debbie Taylor-French (Patrick French), Paul Holman (Ruth Atherley), Elisabeth (Lisa) Schmidt (Ross Schmidt), Reece Williams (Dineen), Scott Holman (Karla), Dean Taylor (Jennifer), Leanne Taylor, Kimberley Wong (Herb) and Brian Taylor (Nita), as well as 20 great-grandchildren ranging in age from four months to 27 years. <br />Mom joined the Royal Air Force during WWII, serving her country as a Barrage Balloon Operator, stationed in Glasgow, Scotland; Swansea, Wales; and in Regent's Park, London, England. At a weekend dance at Rowland's Castle, Hants, England, she met the love of her life, Jim Taylor, and married him on December 19, 1942. She remained in England until 1946 when she came to Canada as a war bride with her daughter Patricia, settling in Woodhouse, AB, near Claresholm. Dad re-enlisted in the Army in 1947 and our family moved many times across Canada and to Germany. They retired to Vernon, BC. in the fall of 1968. After 16 years, the prairies called them back to be closer to their family. They resided in Calgary, then finally settled in Cochrane, AB. They enjoyed 67 years together until Dad's death in 2010. Two years ago Mom moved to a senior's residence in Red Deer. <br /> <br />A Funeral Service will be held at Eden Brook Funeral Home on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. If so desired, memorial donations may be made in Dorothy&rsquo;s name directly to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund (Dominion Command, 86 Aird Place, Ottawa ON, K2L 0A1).</div>