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TAYLOR, Shirley (nee Young)

February 27, 1947 – Wetaskiwin, Alberta
February 21, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the quiet passing away of Shirley Martha Taylor on February 21, 2015, as she held hands with her loving husband of 47 years, Larry James Taylor.

Shirley was born and went to school in Wetaskiwin, AB. She also spent time with her parents in the lumber camps at Brule, AB., and in Grand Prairie, AB. Shirley enjoyed a brief career with the Alberta Government in Edmonton before meeting and marrying Larry. They moved to Calgary to raise their family and enjoy a wonderful life together. Shirley will be remembered for her enjoyment of family, friends and food; preferably at the same time.

In addition to her husband Larry, Shirley is survived by their children; Scott (Suzanne), Tracy (Chris) and Sue. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Andrew (Jade), Christopher (Nadine), Kayla, Addison and her great grandchild, Carter. Shirley came from a large extended family and is survived by Aunts, Uncles and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Cyril and Martha Young and her step father George Woodside.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations may be made directly to The Cancer Research Society Inc., 305 – 200 Isabella Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V7, www.cancerresearchsociety.ca

In living memory of Shirley Taylor, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Sincere condolences to the family.

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  2. Wesley & Janet Long [Woodside] :

    To Larry Taylor and family;
    We are thinking of you with sympathy, with love, and with prayers.
    Praying that God will bless and comfort you today and in future
    days with many happy memories of you lives together with your
    dear wife, mother, and grandmother. Sincerely, Wes and Jan Long, Saskatoon

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss of Shirley. May your memories of love and laughter help you through this difficult time. My thoughts are with you all.

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  4. Rod and Barbara Whetstone :

    Dear Larry and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all so very much. Our thoughts are with you Larry and with your family during this difficult time. With love from Rod and Barb

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  5. Hi Larry: We still remember the good times we had in the 1970s and early 1980s. We are saddened to hear of Shirley’s death.

    Sincerely, Jim and Pat

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  6. Jean and Jim Arrowsmith :

    Sincere condolences on Shirley’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Larry, and with the entire family.

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  7. Dear Larry and Family,
    At times like this, words seem so inadequate. Please know that I’m thinking of you.
    Although I’m physically in New Zealand, my thoughts and love will be with you on Friday.

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  8. Shirley Farthing :

    Larry and Family
    My deepest condolences. Shirley was so full of life while she was with us and now she has left us with wonderful memories that I shall cherish the rest of my life. Thank you for sharing her with me, I will always cherish our time together.
    I am sorry I can not attend her services but my thoughts are with her then and now.
    Shirley I will miss you, we had many laughs together. So fly high with the angels my friend, my heart is full of thoughts of you.
    From Shirley (Dunn) Farthing

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  9. So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She and I had our 2nd and 7th babies, respectively, in 1972. She delivered beautiful Tracy just after midnight April 7th and my son Jared was born 12 hours later at n0on the same day. Shirley was the one who kept my sprits up. We had our “baby parties” for a few years and had tons of fun and laughter. Always remember Shirley in the kitchen, always, with her delicious cooking and always with a bottle of sherry to add to the “flavor”. Rest in peace my dearest friend, and I will see you again one day. Love you and miss you.
    Dona and Jared

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  10. Paul and Julie Gaudet :

    To Larry,Scott,Tracey Taylor
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Shirley was such a beautiful person, always had such friendly ways with everyone she touched. We are unable to attend the service but will be thinking of all of you! May she rest in peace

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  11. So sorry that Shirley has gone . I loved her so much and felt a smile inside every time that I thought of her. One very fond memory from July 27, 1988 when Troy was a boy. She kept me awake all night. No one else has ever been able to keep ME awake that long. Lots of love to you and all your family . xoxoxo from Linda

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  12. So sorry, Larry and family. Shirley was so good natured and always entertaining. Such a big heart! She was certainly one of the warm, bright lights of my school years in Wetaskiwin and always fun at reunions. She’ll be remembered warmly by so many of us. My sincere condolences. I will see you at the service. Stay strong. Love from Newt.

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  13. Jennifer Matthews Laughy :

    I’m so saddened to hear about your mom Tracy. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  14. Carrie & Adrian Richardson :

    Larry and family.. We only heard today that Shirley passed away,We met Martha & Cyril in Grande Prairie back in 1964. We live in Wetaskiwin ,have been friends for years.We were at Martha’s funeral and had a brief visit with Shirley at that time..So very sorry for your loss..Our hearts and thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.. Carrie & Adrian Richardson. Wetaskiwin

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