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TAYLOR, Richard William Leonard

July 29, 1933 – Bromley, England
November 9, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

My darling husband Richard William Leonard Taylor of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 9, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Richard was born in Bromley, England on July 1933 to William and Nancy Taylor. Richard started his career as a meat cutter in England which continued when he immigrated to Canada in November of 1965. After continuing in the meat industry for many years, he went on to be a caretaker of Woodlands school. After his retirement, he spent his time volunteering at Oak Park Church of Christ and was a proud member of the Legion #285.

Besides his loving wife Doreen, Richard is survived by his children Warwick Taylor (Kim), Stephen Taylor (Eve), Susan Pratley (David), Deborah McMullen (Michael), Kimberley Miller (Cam) and Gerry Hutchinson (Lynette). Also mourning his loss are his many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Oak Park Church of Christ (11263 Oakfield Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through

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

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  1. We are so very sorry to learn of Richard’s passing. We know that he is with our Lord and he will be doing a splendid job of greeting right there. May God comfort you as only He can.
    With love,
    Bob & Pat

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  2. Brenda and Jonathan Chapman family :

    What words can express the faithfulness of this wonderful man?
    When our time comes to join with our Lord, it would be so fitting if our dear friend Richard is there to welcome us with a broad smile, his hand out to greet us, saying as he always has; “I am so happy you are here! We have missed you.”

    Doreen and family, may you find comfort knowing how much he has meant to so many and the blessed assurance that we will be with him again.

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  3. Cora and Russ Wunne :

    Richard was always so genuine and caring. He touched each member of our family with his compassionate and joyful personality. We all will miss his greetings and hugs on Sunday mornings and the witty conversation that could be had whenever you spent time with him.
    Richard will be missed very much by all of us.

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  4. Doreen I’m so sorry to hear of Richards passing. Every memory I have of Richard is a happy one and I imagine him smiling with his arms outstretched. There are few people who leave an impact like he did. He will be missed by so many. So much love to you and to those who loved him.

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  5. Richard was always the first to greet you with a warm smile. One could tell he was so happy to see you and made you feel so welcome. After so many years of wonderful service to the Lord he will now receive his reward in Heaven.
    May the Lord comfort Doreen and the family at this time in their great loss.

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    Richard and Doreen have been good neighbours for over 30 years. I will miss talking with him as he often walked through the cul-de-sac. My prayers go to you Doreen and family and you will all meet again at the end of the rainbow. I wish I could take some of the hurting away.

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  7. Today you say goodbye to a wonderful man, and my thoughts are with you all on this day. God bless you all and hope that the memories you have all made with Uncle Richard will live on long forever. Love to you all from Maria and Carl and family. Love also from Anita, Ian, Fran and all the rest of the family in the UK x x x

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