March 6, 1940 – December 3, 2021
Fred passed away peacefully on the evening of December 3rd with his devoted wife by his side after a lengthy struggle with strokes and the devastating disease of vascular dementia.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife and “Special Rose”, Rosemary, and his very special great nephew Jeff von Kampen. He was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Anne Taylor, and brother Brian.
Fred was born and raised in Nanaimo and lived here his whole life. He had a deep love for his community and spent many days dedicating his valuable time ensuring accurate information was being presented to city council and the citizens of Nanaimo.
He was known as “the city watchdog”. He came across to a few people as having a “gruff exterior”, but those who knew him know he had a very big heart and would help anyone at any time.
Fred was a man of many talents and interests, and had a “keen” mind. He had a great love of nature and animals, especially dogs. In his youth, a prize-winning breeder of budgies, many 1st place blue ribbons. He had an immaculate landscaped yard with flower and vegetable gardens which he shared with many neighbours and friends. He was a skilled craftsman and built his and Rosemary’s home. He was a perfectionist in everything he undertook.
We will miss your laughter Fred, and dry sense of humor.
A memorial service will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel 1 Newcastle Ave, on December 14th, at 1 pm.
A private interment of Fred’s ashes will take place at a later date for family and close friends.
Thank you to all the staff at Wexford Creek Facility for their kindness and care while Fred was a resident there. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to Victoria Heart House, or Nanaimo S.P.C.A.
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