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JACK W. TAYLOR (published on January 30, 2010)

JACK W. TAYLOR February 11, 1913 - January 23, 2010 Jack died peacefully on Saturday at the Poseidon Care Centre. A true gentleman in every sense of the word, he will never be forgotten by his loving family: daughter Judith and John Wagner and their children, Heather and Robert Kozubski; Cheryl and David Franklin; Lindsay Wagner and John's sister Carol Wagner all from Winnipeg; - son Jeffrey in Mesa, AZ and his children Christa Taylor in Edmonton, Graham and Bethany Taylor (Elise) in Tempe, AZ and their mother Helen and Henk Verstege in Keswick, ON; - daughter Janis and Richard Streilein and their children David and Stacey Streilein (Ciara and Mya); Scott and Jessica Streilein; Cathy Streilein and Joe Ladouceur all from Winnipeg. He is also survived by his niece Patricia and Ed Lofeudo in New Westminster, BC and their children Joanne and George Blondheim in Edmonton; Candice and Gareth Roberts (Abigail) in Burnaby, BC and Ashley Fricker (Taylor Anne) in Langley, BC. Also surviving him are family in England and other parts of Canada, along with his many caring friends. Jack was predeceased by his loving wife Edna (nee Giroux) in 1983, parents Henry (1972) and Esther Taylor (nee Bannister) (1979), brother Harry (1991), sister-in-law Ethel (1970), nephew Bruce (1956) and his companion in later years, Mary Purdy in 2008. Living in Winnipeg all his life took him from Lipton Street to Robertson Street (where he and mom raised their family), Lemmen Drive in retirement and on to The Towers in 1998. He was an active man who liked swimming, skiing, fishing, canoeing, playing cards, dancing (ballroom, square dancing) and in his later years he bowled at Mosienko Lanes until he was 91. A very independent person, he lived on his own until November of 2009. He was a man who served others and was generous with his time. Jack was employed by the C.P.R. as an office boy, accountant and eventually chief timekeeper from 1929 retiring in 1975. His only break during that time was when he enlisted in the army. He served as company clerk with the Calgary Highlanders during the Second World War taking an active role in the liberation of Holland at Walcheren. Being several years older than his comrades, he was somewhat of a mentor to them and earned their respect, still keeping in touch until his death. His grandchildren remembered him fondly on his 90th and 95th birthdays sharing their favourite times together. His great-grandchildren (Ciara and Mya) enjoyed being with him and his great-grandchild Elise in Arizona will learn about him and his loving ways from her parents and grandparents. Our family wishes to particularly thank nurse Dina (fifth floor); Wendie (Social Work); Mary (O.T.) and all those at the Poseidon Care Centre who cared for dad with respect and dignity. Cremation has taken place. At Jack's request, no formal service will be held. Jack A strong man. A survivor. Had a gentle heart Lived life to the fullest! by Lindsay Funeral Home and Crematorium 843 Sherbrook Street, 774-7474

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