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Fredrick Arthur TaylorSeptember 29, 1947 ~ July 26, 2017 (age 69)
In Loving Memory of
Fredrick Arthur Taylor
1947 – 2017
Fred Taylor passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Roblin District Health Centre at the age of 69 years.
Fredrick Arthur Taylor was born on September 29, 1947 in Shortdale, Manitoba. He was a son of Herb and Anne (nee Boyanski) Taylor. The youngest of nine, he spent his earliest years out on the family farm. When Fred was two years old, he lost his father Herb. Following this, he moved into Roblin with his mother Anne, and his sisters Liz and Lorraine where Ann worked as a maid to provide for her three young children.
After Fred was done school, he worked for a farmer named Dan Klimchuk. In the sixties, he worked for Robanski Construction, helping build the Lake of the Prairies and other jobs. During this time, he met and fell in love with his wife of almost 50 years, Gloria Zibresky. They bought land in the Hillsburg District and farmed there for the rest of their lives together. They raised many pail fed calves, chickens and just about any animal you can think of.
On November 5, 1969, they welcomed the first of their three sons- Dwayne, who was followed by Glenn on October 9, 1971. Twelve years later they welcomed their third son Wade on April 27, 1983.
In the seventies, Fred worked for Roblin Forest Products and later at Brichers Saw Mill in the eighties. He then bought his own skidder in the nineties and worked in the bush during the winter and corral cleaned in the summer months. He continued to work in the corral cleaning business with his two sons Wade and Glenn until his passing.
Fred loved to spend time with his family and friends, fishing, hunting and working on the family farm. He most loved spending time with his grandchildren and playing jokes on them. He was blessed with eight grandchildren in his lifetime: Melissa, Krysta and Joel (from Dwayne and Deloras Taylor); Mallory and Ryggs (from Glenn Taylor and Gloria Antonik); and Rex, Emma and Magen (from Wade and Crystal Taylor).
Fred was a man who had a heart of gold, whose door was open to anyone who wanted to stop and have a cup of coffee, or a shot (as was often the case). He will be missed by all who knew him.
Fred was predeceased by his parents, Herb and Anne (nee Boyanski) Taylor; his siblings, Lillian (Stan) Titanich, Mark Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Mary (Albert) Serwa and Lorraine Boyansky; and his brothers-in-law, William Bailey and John Stephanow.
Fred leaves behind to mourn his passing, his wife Gloria Taylor of Roblin; his three sons, Dwayne, Glenn and Wade Taylor and their wives, Deloras Taylor, Betty Lutz and Krystal Taylor, all of Roblin; his eight beloved grandchildren; his sisters, Cassie Bailey of Roblin, Annie Stephanow of Roblin and Florence Hewko of Kelowna, and his brother-in-law Fred Boyansky of Roblin. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and other extended family as well as a host of friends.
Fred’s funeral service was held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Bield Community Hall with Pastor Heath Butler officiating. The pianist, Mrs. Becca Butler and the Isaac family led the congregational hymns, “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art”. Fred’s grandchildren shared the eulogy. A video tribute to Fred was presented during the service. The family requested that all in attendance at the service consider themselves Honorary Casket Bearers.
The Casket Bearers, Jason Nash, Murray Pearton, Joel Taylor, Ryggs Taylor, Rex Taylor and Emil Zibreski carried Fred to his final resting place in Roblin District Cemetery.
Following the interment service, a memorial reception for family and friends was held at Bield Community Hall.
Fred’s family would like to thank all of the staff at Roblin District Health Centre for all of the help and support of the last two and a half years. They would like to extend a BIG thank you to Lillian Stephanow, who was the biggest help of all!
For those that desire, Fred’s family have requested that memorial donations be made to the Canadian Blood Services, 1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4J5, as Fred was the recipient of this life saving gift many times.
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Canadian Blood Services
1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1G 4J5