Dr. James Ernest (Jim) Taylor

Jim passed away in Kelowna in the presence of his loving family on April 22, 2012 at the age of 94 years. He is survived by his immediate family of Tom and Sue Taylor, Val and Bill Prescott, Nancy and Denis Roy, Kathy and Peter Borsato, Paul and Jane Taylor and Mike Taylor and his extended family of nine grandchildren; Heather Taylor (Steve Shatford), Graham (Itsuki) Taylor, Laura Taylor, Sarah Prescott, Mark Prescott, Jennifer Seifert, Amos Seifert, Emma Taylor and Abby Taylor and four great grandchildren; Terrance Seifert, Fuzuki Taylor, Rio Taylor and Ella Shatford. Jim is also survived by special friend Anne Hendren. Jim was pre-deceased by his wife Betty of 54 years and his daughter Mary. He was a pilot in World War II and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross. He then entered the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta and then practiced as a family physician and unofficial local veterinarian in Golden, B.C. for 33 very gratifying years. During Jim’s 33 years in the mountains, he embraced his love of the outdoors including mountain climbing, skiing, hiking, fishing and hobby farming. Being the consummate family man, all these pursuits were shared with his wife and seven children. He strongly embraced community service and led many community organizations. He also served as coroner for many years. He always said he loved every working day of his life and he continued this passion for life throughout his retirement years in Penticton where he enjoyed windsurfing, tennis and golf and spending quality time with family. Jim will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Many thanks to Jim’s family physician, Dr. Barry Eliason, the staff of KGH and the staff of The Village at Mill Creek. A Memorial Service will be held on May 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC with the Reverend Dr. Gordon Fletcher officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy St. Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2 and/or The Village at Mill Creek Benevolent Fund, 1450 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y5. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.