TAYLOR, Merrill Edward "Bud" - WWII - Passed away peacefully at the Island Park Retirement Residence, Campbellford, Ontario on Sunday, December 3, 2017, in his 99th year.
Adored husband of the late Sarah Taylor (nee Longeway).
Beloved father of Robert Taylor of Stirling (deceased), and Karen Taylor (Robert Byrnes) of Toronto.
Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Geoffrey Gilmour-Taylor (Wanda Fitzgerald), Taylor Byrnes, and Emma Byrnes.
Born in Farnham, Quebec in 1919, Bud was the last survivor of thirteen siblings. Shortly before marrying Sarah in 1940, Bud enlisted in the Canadian Army, seeing duty as Commissioned Officer in England, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Over the years, Bud lived in Waterloo Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Nashville, Stratford and Florida - finally coming to Campbellford. His working life was spent in executive positions in the Canadian appliance and consumer electronics industry, travelling worldwide and representing his country on international trade commissions.
Always known for telling a joke and making a toast, Bud charmed all who knew him. Well-read, thoughtful and considerate, he was truly a citizen of the world.
Our family thanks the warm, caring and professional staff at Island Park who made this his home and the devoted services of the palliative care team from Community Care Northumberland.
In keeping with Bud's wishes cremation has taken place.
If you would like to remember Bud - tell a joke, read a book, take an interest in everyone around you.
If you would like to recognize that “it takes a village”, please donate to Community Care Northumberland in support of their Hospice Services, or a charity of your choice.