(20th April 1928-1st November 2018) - Only son of the late George William Taylor and Edith Vincent Parr passed away peacefully at 90 years of age. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Margaret “Jean” VanMeer. He is survived by his children Patti (Kevin) Kuntz, Susan “SJ” (Denis) Normand and Scott (Lyne Houle) Taylor. He will be missed by his grandchildren Brittany (Ryan) Fantham, Meaghan Kuntz, Alexandre (Zoe Hallam) Normand, Dana (Anton Bavdek) Normand, Matthew (Shelby Rogerson) Kuntz, Monica Taylor, Max Taylor and great-granddaughters Penny and Poppy Fantham. He was predeceased by his sister Eleanor “Buzz” Turner. Bill also leaves behind two brothers-in-law Doug VanMeer and Ron (Marilyn) VanMeer, 4 nieces, 2 nephews and their families.
He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved many times in his young life from Canadian Air Force Base to Air Force Base with his parents before ending up in Toronto where he met Jean. Bill and Jean lived in Toronto, Elliot Lake, Wabush (Labrador) then Orillia before moving to Smith Falls for several years before residing at the Stittsville Retirement Villa in Ottawa. Bill was an avid volunteer for many organizations throughout his life, the most recent as a proud member of the Orillia Power & Sail Squadron and Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Visitation will be held at Lannin Funeral Home, 32 Main Street, Smiths Falls on Friday November 9th, 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm. The Funeral Service will take place at St David’s Anglican Church in Orillia on Monday, November 19th at 10:30 am.
The interment will take place at the St Andrew-St James Cemetery in Orillia. Special thank you to the extraordinary team of doctors, nurses, PSWs and staff at Elisabeth Bruyère Palliative Care 5th floor E Unit, the Stittsville Retirement Villa and CCAC as well as friends at the Villa, at Colonel By Apartments at 40 Pearl Street in Smiths Falls and in Orillia for their support. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made at www.lannin.ca.