James Taylor

Obituary of James Leslie Taylor


It is with great sadness that we announce that Jim Taylor passed away peacefully December
24, 2022 in Toronto, aged 95.

Jim is survived by his sister Dorothy (Len). He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Katie,
siblings, Lillian, George, Ella (Don) and nephew, Wayne. Fun-loving uncle to Bill (Mary), Bob
(Sharon), Cathy, Gerry (MJ), and Janette. He will be missed by his many dear family members
and friends.

Jim will always be remembered for his big heart, sense of humour, and generosity. As a young
man he travelled the world with the Royal Canadian Navy (HMCS Magnificent) and always had
a twinkle in his eye reliving his adventures to far off places for family. Jim was a high school
shop teacher for many years, eventually even building his own 26’ Thunderbird sailboat. He
loved sharing his passion for sailing on Lake Ontario with family and friends. Through
retirement, Jim again returned to travelling the world, this time on cruise ships with his siblings
where he loved taking part in the ship’s after dinner entertainment and games. Jim was a big
Blue Jays fan, enjoyed Friday nights playing cards with his neighbours, and of course having
friends visit for a cold beer – a pastime he enjoyed till the end.

Tribute memories can be posted on the Humphrey Funeral Home website. Donations to a
charity of your choice.


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