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TAYLOR, Käthe Katharina

Käthe Taylor passed away August 17, 2018 at the age of 92 years.  She is survived by her loving family: daughter Jacqueline Iris Taylor of Summerland, BC; grandson Ryan John Wagstaff and wife Lisa; great granddaughter Devon Wagstaff; nieces, nephews in England and her partner of fifteen years Ed Kliner.  Predeceased by her husband of 51 years, John Taylor.


Käthe was born in Kiel, Germany on May 24, 1926.  Having survived the war, she met John Taylor during the occupation and the romance began.  She moved to England with basically the clothes on her back and a pair of borrowed shoes.  They were married in 1948 and had daughter Jacqueline in 1949.  In 1957 they emigrated to Canada seeking a better life.  Käthe and John worked hard and enjoyed 51 years together.  She loved to entertain and was the consummate hostess.  Käthe loved her garden and was a serious knitter.  In the last 15 years, she has lived in Kelowna with her second love, Ed Kliner.  They enjoyed travelling as much as they could and socializing with their many friends.  She loved her grandson and great granddaughter so much and was always proud of them and their accomplishments.  Käthe will be forever loved and extremely missed.


A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Pastor Keith Reisdorf officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or to share a memory, please scroll down this page to the area called “share your condolences.”

Wednesday, August 22nd at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for TAYLOR, Käthe Katharina is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22nd at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Mona Tony Anhorn says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother our thoughts an prayers to you an your family

  • Lorraine Fisher says:

    Jackie, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time…your Mom was always a kind person. I remember her from the time we spent growing up…hugs to you and your family.love Lorraine Fisher..

  • Linda Jantz says:

    My thoughts are with you and your family Jackie. Love to all of you! Linda

  • Cindy and Mark Daniels says:

    Dear Jackie, a beautiful tribute to your Mom. I know you told me her story before, but it was nice to read it and think about her
    life and your Dad’s. Our deepest sympathies are to you Jackie and your whole family and Ed. Love, Cindy and Mark xo

  • Denise Kilpatrick says:

    Dear Auntie kathe, rest in peace. I’ll always remember the excitement of you and uncle Jack arriving from Canada, just sorry I didn’t get to see you this year as I hoped. There’s a whole family waiting for you up there xx

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