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Born: Mar 13, 1927

Date of Passing: May 10, 2021

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Valerie Alice Taylor on May 10, 2021 at the age of 94 years.
Mom was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 13, 1927 to Lewis and Leontine Egan and was the oldest of her four siblings, Terry, Allan, Maureen and Bryan. The Egan family relocated to Brandon when Mom was 10 years old. After attending Brandon College, Mom met her future husband David Taylor, and they were married on June 25, 1949 in Brandon. In July 1950, they welcomed the first of their five children, Barb followed by Pat, Mike, Dan and Ken over the next 11 years. In 1967, the family relocated to Winnipeg and Mom enjoyed living in our family home for the next 40 years.
Mom strongly believed in service to others. She volunteered at St. John XXIII Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Catholic Women's League. For over 20 years, she worked at Grace Hospital in the Admitting Department until her retirement in 1992.
In July 1986, Val lost her husband David to cancer. Following his death, Mom always remained a very stoic and fiercely independent woman until her recent passing. In 2015, Mom moved into her assisted living residence and remained there until January 2021. Mom placed God and family above everything else. Her devout Catholic faith guided her throughout her life and she instilled those values in each of her children. We are grateful for her life, her many sacrifices, and the beautiful home that she made for her family.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Allan and Terry. She is survived by her five children, Barb (Lawrie), Pat (Mike), Mike (Cheryl), Dan (Karen) and Ken (Sandi). She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, along with her sister Maureen, brother Bryan and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Sturgeon Creek II, and the nurses, recreation staff, and health care aids at Oakview Place who lovingly attended to Mom's needs in her final days.
Funeral Mass and interment services will be held at a later date when the family can safely gather to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Siloam Mission, St. Paul's High School in Winnipeg, or a charity of your choosing will be gratefully appreciated.

Friends are invited to leave condolences
and share memories by visiting Valerie's
memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 15, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I just found out about Mrs. Taylor. She was so vibrant smart and funny. Mrs. Taylor was truly a gem. I will never forget her. - Posted by: Nancy Stewart (Friend of Dan and Ken) on: May 23, 2023

  • Valerie was a lovely lady. Always such a pleasure to have a visit with her. To All the family, Please accept my sincere condolences. She will be missed. Chris Hashimoto - Posted by: Chris Hashimoto (Friend) on: May 18, 2021

  • We're so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember her from your wedding, a warm and gracious woman. Kim & Ward - Posted by: Ward McVey (friend of Mike & Cheryl) on: May 17, 2021

  • It is with a heavy heart I offer my sincere condolences to the entire Taylor family for your loss. Grandma Taylor's children were her world! I know how much she was loved and how much she will be missed, especially at family gatherings. May God grant each of you strength, comfort and healing during this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace with our Heavenly Father. Keeping you all in my prayers. - Posted by: Crystal Taylor (Friend) on: May 17, 2021

  • I am so sorry about your mum’s passing Ken. It is a very sad milestone in life when our last parent passes but I know that you and Sandi were there for her these past months and that you were a loving and steady presence in her life. Let that be a comfort to you that you were a caring son and may your many memories of your time with her bring you and Sandi peace. In deepest sympathy, Colleen - Posted by: Colleen Martens (Friend of Ken and Sandi) on: May 16, 2021

  • My condolences to Mike and Cheryl and the rest of the family, your mom was always very nice to me, so sorry she is gone. RIP Mrs Taylor - Posted by: Caroline Preston (Friend of Mike and Cheryl ) on: May 15, 2021

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