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ARNOLD EWART TAYLOR (published on January 08, 2009)



ARNOLD EWART TAYLOR 1929 - 2009 Arn passed peacefully after a long battle with cancer, on January 3, 2009, at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elaine; his four children, Ian (Jan), Ross (Kerry), Jan (Ivan) and Fran (Greg); and six grandchildren, Caitlin, Jason (Emily), Erika, Emily, Niki and Riley. Arn was born in Saskatchewan moving to Regina at the age of 14. Upon graduation from Balfour Tech, he moved to Montreal and played hockey for the McGill Redmen while earning a B.Sc. Phys. Ed. 50 . He obtained his teaching certificate from the University of Toronto in 1951. He began his teaching career in Copper Cliff and Port Arthur, Ontario. In 1953 he moved to Winnipeg. Arnie was an educator in the Winnipeg School Division for more than 30 years. He worked at Earl Grey, Gordon Bell, Tec Voc, Kelvin, Daniel McIntyre and Churchill as a Phys. Ed. teacher, classroom teacher, guidance counsellor and vice-principal. In the early 1960s Arn continued with his own education, he received his B. of Ed. from the University of Manitoba. In 1969, he took a sabbatical to obtain his M. Ed. - Guidance. At this time the family moved to Menomonie, Wisconsin where he attended Stout State University and coached their fledgling hockey team. He had a passion for sports. He coached football at Gordon Bell and Tec Voc. He also announced at games and spotted for the announcers well beyond retirement. Arn established an award in his name with the Winnipeg High School Football League for Volunteer of the Year. In the fall of 2008, he was inducted into the WSHFL Hall of Fame. During summers Arnie worked as a hail adjustor and upon retirement took a job as a hail field agent for Western Canada. He rediscovered downhill skiing at 60, which remained a passion until his late 70s. Arn appreciated the many good and long-time friendships that he made throughout his life. Many thanks to the caring staff of 3E at the Riverview Healthcare Centre and to all the homecare workers who provided support to Arn and his family. A brief program will be held at 1:00 p.m. with a Meet and Greet to follow until 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 10 at the Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the United Way or the Humane Society. For online condolences or to light a memorial candle please log onto www.mosaicfunerals.ca MOSAIC FUNERAL CREMATION AND CEMETERY SERVICES 1839 INKSTER BLVD. 275-5555


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