Ernest Maxwell (Max) Taylor beloved husband of Mrs. Catherine Taylor of Calgary, passed away at home on Thursday November 27, 2003 after a heart attack at the age of 86 years.
Max was born on December 30, 1916 in Halkirk, AB and attended Camrose Normal School to train as a teacher. He taught at Kindergarten, a German community south of Botha, AB; then at Halkirk and finally at Barrhead. During this time he married Catherine Drinnan from Gadsby, AB. He joined the Navy and was stationed at Halifax. Returning to Halkirk following the war, he joined the family business. He was an active participant and volunteer in the community. He and Catherine were blessed with five children, and in 1967, they moved to Calgary.
Max was predeceased by his daughter Mariane Spence on November 17, 2003. He is survived by his wife Catherine; his children, Jane (Neil) Olsen, Diane (Ron) French; son-in-law Grant Spence, Malcolm “Mike” (Linda) Taylor, and Cameron (Anne) Taylor; his grandchildren, David (Shauna), Andrea, and Leah Olsen, Jennette (Kelly) Somerville, Leanne (Mike) McFadden, Karen (Greg) Zazzara, Andrew (Christie) Spence, Stuart and Matthew Taylor; his great-grandchildren Michael, Andrew, Courtney, Julia and Sarah. He is also survived by a brother, Gordon (Anna) of Stettler and a sister, Kathryn Smith of Santa Barbara.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Alberta/NWT Chapter, #430, 1324 – 17 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5S8. Telephone: (403) 209 – 2233.
Funeral Services will be held at St. David’s United Church (3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W.) on Monday December 1, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Catherine M. Pace and the Rev. John Griffith officiating. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Max Taylor, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences