On Thursday July 11th, 2019, George Taylor, loving husband and father of three, passed away at the age of 74.
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George was born on June 8, 1945 in Morris, Manitoba to Lawrence and Ariel Taylor. He completed his RCMP training in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1969 and was stationed throughout Saskatchewan. Over the next 35 years, he was in such centres as Regina, Indian Head, Yorkton, Ituna, Rostern, and Carnduff. On June 20, 1970, he married Valerie Anne Sprout and they later raised two sons, Mark and Kirk.
They relocated to Sundre, Alberta in 2000 and enjoyed several years in the community before Val’s passing in 2013. He continued to winter in Arizona where he met and later married Kim Webster on November 14, 2015 where step-daughter Marci joined the family.
George had number of passions that kept him busy through his retirement years. A regular golfer for several decades, he could be found on the golf course nearly daily whether it was in Alberta, in Arizona or in Montana during his yearly golfing excursion. He was softball enthusiast playing on teams in Arizona during the winter and around Sundre in the summer. He also continued his commitment to public service after retiring by serving as a town councillor in Sundre for two terms and President of his local home owners’ association in Mesa, Arizona for two terms. Regardless of it being golf, ball or politics, George was always known to be social beacon hosting gatherings around the bumper of a car, around a backyard fire or around a BBQ.
George was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brothers, Robert and Brian, and his sister, Francis. He is survived by wife, Kim, his three children, Mark, Kirk and Marci, his brother, Clark, and four grandchildren plus a number of nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Sundre, Alberta on Friday, July 19th at 2pm. A second celebration will be held in Regina later in the summer. In lieu of flower, the family requests that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society on behalf of George.