August 7, 1931 – Pincher Creek, Alberta
July 19, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
Ronald (Ron) L. Taylor passed away peacefully in Calgary on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the age of 86 years.
He was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta and lived in Blackie before moving to Red Deer in 1940. After completing high school he attended the University of Alberta where he graduated with a BSc in Petroleum Engineering in 1952. He joined Shell Canada after university and worked there for thirty-one years before retiring in 1983. Friends and colleagues at Shell were a big part of his life long after retirement. Ron was an avid outdoorsman whose life revolved around fishing, boating, hiking, hunting with his black labs, skiing and golf. Ron had a deep love of his family. He enjoyed travelling the world with his wife Evelyn and during the winter they were snow birds in Arizona.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of sixty-three years Evelyn Doreen Taylor (nee Hedemark), his children Mark and his wife Wendy Taylor, Lynda Taylor and her husband Gordon Timm, and Glenn and his wife Karen Taylor; sister Mary Kay Robert.
He adored his grandchildren Riley and his wife Danielle Taylor, Megan Taylor, Kyle Timm, Mikaela and her husband Joshua Peters, Brennan Timm, Lexi and her husband Beau Bentley, and Amanda Timm; great-grandchildren Corbin and Cali Bentley, Lena and Layton Taylor; as well as many dear nieces and nephews, his brother-in-law Ross and his wife Colleen MacEachern, and extended family members.
Ron was predeceased by his parents Hugh and Ethel Taylor, his brother Laughlin, and his beloved daughter Sandra.
Ron will be interred in Queen’s Park Cemetery with his daughter Sandra. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at The Lodge at Valley Ridge and the Dulcina Hospice.
In living memory of Ron Taylor, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences