Taylor, Allen Roy

March 8, 1938 – January 28, 2013

Al was born in Kamloops to Robert and Ethel Taylor, moving to Nanaimo as a child. As a young man he spent 7 years in Powell River with his first wife, Margaret (Addison) and their children, before moving to Duncan in 1970. He passed away with his children at his side at the Lodge on 4th in Ladysmith. Predeceased by grandson, Matthew in 2011. He is survived by his brother, William (Bill) (Cathy) Nanaimo; his children: Kathleen (Gary) Miller, Allen (Diana), David (Barbara), Bill (Saraphene) and Janette; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Dad was a millwright by trade, working at various mills in B.C. before settling at Crofton, until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, later on taking up photography. He liked to travel and enjoyed many camping trips at Quadra Island with his family. Dad’s daily routine included a trip to the coffee shop to visit friends.

The family is extremely grateful to the staff at the Lodge for their exceptional care. They allowed Dad to keep his dignity, pride and sense of humor to the end.

No service by request. Donations may be made, in Al’s name, to the Canadian Cancer Society or the SPCA. Online condolences may be offered at

H.W. Wallace


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