We Remember

TAYLOR, Wayne E.

“Deep in my heart, a memory is kept.

To love, to cherish and never forget.

Today, tomorrow, our whole life through.

We will always love and remember you.

 Remembered with so much love.”


Wayne Taylor passed away at the Kelowna General Hospital May 23, 2012 at the age of 78.  Survived by his loving wife Leona of 53 years, one sister in Halifax NS, and five nieces and nephews.  Sadly predeceased by his son Jeffrey T. Taylor, mother, father and one brother.  Born March 8, 1934, raised in London, Ontario, Wayne and Leona lived after retirement in Moose Jaw, SK, Clearwater FL, and settled in Kelowna, BC in 2000.  Wayne was a sailor who served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 5 years, remaining on the central emergency list to serve his country if necessary.  First working for the Canadian Pacific Railway for over 5 years, he started his 30 year career as a firefighter for the City of London Fire Department, retiring, serving as a Captain.  Wayne was the recipient of the Fire Services Long Service metal of Courageous and Faithful Service to the Citizens of Ontario.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9  or the Kidney Foundation of BC, #200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, V5G 4K6.


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BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9 or the Kidney Foundation of BC, #200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, V5G 4K6




  • Al @ Rose Bugera says:

    Dear Leona,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. Wayne was a good friend that we will never forget.

  • Charmaine says:

    We have many fond memories of Uncle Wayne and will miss him.
    Charmaine and Bill

  • Chuck & Lorraine Ball says:

    Dear Leona, Our deepest sympathy, thinking of you and wishing you were not so far away at this time of sorrow.

  • Louise Kula says:

    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Wayne. May you find some peace and comfort in the days ahead. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sandra Taylor says:

    I am deeply sorry to hear that Uncle Wayne has passed.

  • Jack & Marie Bannon says:

    Dear Leona:
    So sorry to learn of Wayne’s passing.He was a good man, friend & neighbour. We often recall all the evenings we would share coffee on the front porch on Valleyview and prepare for Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve.
    Memories are one thing that will console you now.
    Sincerely, Jack & Marie

  • Peter Muir says:

    “The only constant in life is change”.
    I remember Wayne telling me that when I was a teenager in the 80’s, best friend of Jeff.
    RIP to both good souls (and Leona) I am grateful to have known in my life, with love to all til we meet again.

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