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TAYLOR, Ronald Llewellyn (Ron)

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.

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  1. Tracey Hiemstra :

    I am so sorry for your family’s great loss. I know that he was greatly loved and respected as a father and grandfather by all of the wonderful stories that I have heard of him and the relationship that he had with his family members. I pray for peace and strength for the entire family at this very sad time.

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  2. Donna and Geoff Petruic :

    Our deepest sympathies to the Taylor family. To lose a father, husband, grandfather and friend is heartbreaking, but to lose one like Ron is more than that. There will be a empty space in all of your hearts, and in all the hearts of people who knew him. There are so many wonderful and fun memories that will fill that space. He will always be close. Geoff and I grieve with you all. Our thoughts and love are with you.

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  3. Thanks for the info; a good friend who will be missed.

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  4. W. Clint Stewart :

    To Glenn and Karen and all of the other family members: On behave of Jill and Myself please accept our heart felt condolences to the loss of your father, we hope you will let us know when the celebration of life will be held so we can attend and see you all in person. Let us know if anything we do to assist you.

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  5. John Ritchie :

    Dear Evelyn, and all the Taylor Family,

    My heart-felt condolences to all of you, on the passing of Ron, last Thursday.

    I recall, with great affection, being recruited by Shell in 1975, and being interviewed over lunch by Ron and “his gang”…. with the likes of Dave Fleming, Bob Faulkner, and Harv Lyon.

    Ron was a man of strong moral ethics, and unflinching integrity…. a true leader in his days.

    I shall always recall his good-natured smiles, and his disarming laughter.

    I know he will be greatly missed by the family, and his many friends.

    Do take care during this time of grieving, and May God Bless.

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  6. All Members of Confederation Seniors Golf offer there condolences as Ron was a good friend to all of us. We remember Ron for his warm smile and love of the outdoors.

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  7. Scott Kellock :

    Ron was a true classic whose life experiences were outdone by very few.
    His appreciation for his family , the great outdoors , his friends, and co-workers was reflected throughout his life.
    Family memories with the Taylors, Labelle’s, and Kellock’s will be etched in my memory forever.
    The Kellock’s cherished our time with Ron and his family.
    Rest In Peace Ron , my thoughts are with all of The Taylor’s.
    You will be missed!

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  8. Curt Labelle :

    Thinking of all the Taylors and especially Ron this week. I enjoyed many many great times with Ron and family for almost 60 years and learned a great deal about the outdoors and engineering from him. A great man and a great life.

    My heartfelt condolences go out to all the family and his many friends,
    Curt & Nancy Labelle.

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  9. Vicki & Ken Polson :

    Our most sincere condolences to you Glenn and Karen and to all of the Taylor family. Through this most difficult time we know that you will find comfort in the wonderful memories of your dear Ron. With love.

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  10. Bob & Sharron Miller :

    Dear Evelyn and family.

    We were so saddened to hear the news of Ron’s passing and send along our deepest condolences.

    We remember so fondly the wonderful time we visited you in Canmore. Ron was a wonderful host making us feel so at home. You showed us so many beautiful views of Canada..lovely waterfalls, lakes you had fished, the mountains, the lodge and more. You shared many of your life adventure stories which we enjoyed hearing. In the evening Ron sat us in front of the tv and explained chuckwagon racing enough that we could share a bit of dime betting on the races (he won!).

    It was always nice to welcome the Taylors back to Nicklaus Drive for winter fun get togethers and to hear of Ron’s year’s hunting and fishing escapades.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Bob & Sharron Miller

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  11. My sympathies and condolences to the Taylor family on the passing of Ron. He was a great man who knew how to enjoy life and a true inspiration to all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him.

    The world is a sadder place with Ron’s passing.

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  12. I wish to extend my sincerest condolences to the Taylor Family on the passing of Ron. He was a great man and an inspiration to all of us who know him.

    The world is a sadder place with Ron’s passing.

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  13. So sorry to hear of the passing of Ron and my sincerest condolences to all of the Taylor family. Many great memories of camping in Radium, fishing at Moraine Lake, hiking down some trail or speeding across Pinaus Lake in aluminum boats in the most wicked lighting storm. Ron was just a special guy and nothing but good thoughts and memories pop up when I think of him.

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  14. Mary Jane (Chisholm) Pfeifer :

    The Taylor Family,
    I grew up hearing about the shenanigans Ron and my dad Merritt Chisholm got up to as boys and right through university. Ron will be missed. Our sympathy to Evelyn and all the kids.

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  15. Forbes Merritt Chisholm :

    To Evelyn and family:
    Ron was no doubt my oldest and best friend, having hung out together since grade 3 in Red Deer.
    We had many adventures together in our youth, one of which I recall was a wood working shop project we undertook in grade 9. We build and completed a 16′ canoe much to the surprise of our shop teacher.The following summer we packed up the canoe with camping gear, food, and our trusty .22s and set off down the Red Deer river to Drumheller and the Red Deer River bad lands – a 2 week trip of fun and games being an experience I will never forget.
    At University in Edmonton we were room mates and fraternity brothers. Again, many fine memories.
    Benni and I remained good fiends of Ron & Ev over the years. Another fond memory that comes to mind was a great week-end we spent down at the ranch in the Porcupine Hills with Ron & Ev and good mutual friends, Alvin & Joan Johnstone. Did some fishing and lots of reminiscing (with much laughter) while BBQing some good Alberta steaks on the deck of the ranch guest house. Good memories with good friends.
    I will miss Ron!
    My sincere condolences to Ev and family.
    Merritt Chisholm

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  16. Benni Chisholm :

    Dear Evelyn and Family,

    It was with great sadness that Merritt and I learned of Ron’s departure from this earth. We have fond memories of times spent with Ron and Ev. My favorite was our trip to Mexico in their motorhome. They were so much fun and Ron in true engineer style was so organized. It was one of the best holidays I ever had.

    Ron will be sorely missed.
    My condolences to the family and good health to Evelyn.

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  17. Norm Draper :

    Pat and I were saddened to hear of Ron’s passing after a tough struggle. Our condolences to Evelyn and family. Ron will be missed by his many Shell friends in the 1952 Engineering group.

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  18. Cathy & Mike :

    Dear Karen, Glenn, Mark and Wendy,

    Our hearts go out to you and all that knew Ron. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. May you remember the good times and all the joy he had in his life.

    Love from Cathy & Mike Melling

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  19. To: Evelyn and the Taylor Family
    Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.
    My wife Jessie and Ron were cousins so we met and knew many of the family.
    It has been some time since our last visit, but we always enjoyed the gatherings, conversation and friendship.
    I believe Ron had a life well lived and a long and enjoyable retirement.
    God bless Ron and rest in peace.
    From: Roger and Jessie Piro

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  20. Julie Ellis :

    You know a man is special if when he dies forty plus years after you last saw him, you recall him with fondness and tears. Mr. Taylor, as I knew him then, was everything you’d want in your boyfriend’s dad: accepting, gracious, generous, great teacher, humble, positive attitude, intelligent, kind, with a terrific laugh and an infectious smile. The list goes on. This man was so patient and gentle. He was a loving, dedicated son, husband, brother and friend. He tolerated my presence on multiple family vacations, dinners, events and treated me as one of his own. I especially remember his trips east to bring back lobster to celebrate special birthdays. I learned about fishing, hiking, camping, and even hunting. Those lessons undoubtedly fueled my appreciation for the outdoors. As a teen, I respected his dedication to family and friends. He lead an authentic life driven by purpose with a sense of balance. He worked hard and played harder. Thankfully he retired young and continued to pursue his passions. My heart goes out to his equally beautiful soul, Mrs. Taylor, a true dear and their children Mark, Lynda, and Glenn who form the foundation of my fond memories of life knowing the Taylor family in the ‘70’s. He joins his lovely daughter Sandra. May God rest his soul in peace.

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm147:3
    Julie Ellis
    Danville, CA

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  21. Our Deepest Sympathies for Evelyn and the Taylor Family. Ron lived life to the fullest . He took the time to visit with each person at any gatherings. He always had a good story to make you laugh. Rest In Peace Ron.

    Erica, Roger and Sandra Leslie

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