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VERNON WILFRED TAYLOR
Born: Dec 21, 1927
Date of Passing: Aug 04, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
VERNON WILFRED TAYLOR
He was born on December 21, 1927 to Wilfred and Beatrice Taylor (Phillips) in Brandon, Manitoba, the eldest of five children. He married his childhood sweetheart, Eva Bannister of Port Arthur, Ontario on September 18, 1948.
A strong Christian faith guided Vernon's life. He graduated from Western Pentecostal Bible College in Winnipeg in 1949 and his first pastoral charge was the isolated northern town of Sherridan, Manitoba.
Next, Vernon returned to Port Arthur and worked in business for a period of eight years where he successfully managed a sheet metal and heating business. He once again felt the call of ministry and pastored a number of churches in the Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario District. As well as being a very caring pastor, he was able to bring strong practical skills to the profession. He was responsible for many building projects and furnace installations in the district churches. Vernon was also a gifted bass soloist and was proficient at numerous musical instruments. He also encouraged others to pursue their musical talents. He enjoyed fellowship with other clergy from all denominations and fondly remembered his leadership in the Thunder Bay Council of Clergy. Prior to retirement in 1989, Vernon was the District Superintendent for Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. His organizational and business skills served him well in this role.
Vernon is lovingly remembered by his wife Eva of 71 years; sons, Gordon (Doris), David (Barbara) and Douglas; grandchildren, Jennifer (Leonard), Jeffrey (Nicole) and Melanie (Evan); great-grandchildren, Olivia, Rhys, Javan, Brooke-Lyn, Ethan and Jaxon; sisters, Vange and Sheila; sisters-in-law, Fern and Darleen; son-in-law Gary; and former son-in-law Gaston (Kim). He was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Beatrice; daughter Laura; and brothers, Clifford and Wesley.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and care staff at Tuxedo Villa for their care during his last years.
In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) or to a charity of your choice.
In view of the current pandemic, a private family interment service will be held.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 08, 2020
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Bro. Taylor was a true gentleman, a good listener and a great leader. We are all better off because of his leadership. - Posted by: Aldwin Ragoonath (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2020
Our sympathies to the family. I have not seen Vernon since I was a teenager but I often think of him and the rest of the family. Remembering their visits with my father, Lorne, and Grandmother, Lucy. Lots of talk and laughter after a church service. Love Holly Asham (nee Atkinson), My Mom, Beatrice Atkinson, and my husband Dave Asham from Kinosota. - Posted by: Holly Asham (1st cousin once removed/second cousin. (his Dad and My grandmother, Lucy were sibs)) on: Aug 10, 2020
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