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Mary "Dora" Taylor
October 13, 1925 - June 16, 2015
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<div itemprop="description">Taylor, Mary “Dora” – Born Oct 13, 1925 – June 16, 2015. The family and friends of Dora Taylor rejoice in the wonderful life that she had, and it is with her passing on June 16, 2015 that we reminisce about her life. <br>Showing great bravery, Dora left her beloved Newfoundland and emigrated to Halifax at the tender age of 19. She found a job in a candy store where she met the love of her life, Frank, who had just returned from WWII. They were married almost 60 years. During her life the many fine qualities of her character came through in her deeds and actions. Her kindness was displayed by teaching swimming and sewing classes to people with special needs. Her artistic abilities were evident in the designing and completion of the costumes for the ballet and skating schools of Halifax. She also worked for the Provincial Government for many years. Her fascinating charm and grace endeared her to the many people she associated with while representing Avon, Corning and several other companies. She was recognized for her service and help and received many awards from these companies. <br>She was a lifelong member of the Eastern Star. Every Saturday evening Dora and Frank enjoyed dancing and music with their many friends, especially Doug and Carmie Doherty. <br>Dora was predeceased by her loving husband Frank. She was the daughter of the late Joshua and Annie (Grandy) Osborne. Left with loving memories are her two daughters Carol (John) Keaveney of Colorado and Jocelyn (Michael) Culnan of Halifax. Her sister Del Freeborn and her brother Jack (Bernie) Osborne. <br>Dora leaves behind her wonderful grandchildren who she adored, Jocelyn of San Francisco, John (Megan) of Hawaii, Jennifer of Colorado, Carolyn of Colorado, as well as her 3 great grandchildren, Jocelyn, Jack and Taylor. She was also predeceased by her brothers George (Linda) Osborne and Charlie (Jean) Osborne and also step-father Michael Osborne and her sisters Tryphenia (Reg) Pelletier and their little daughter Michelle and Vera (Hughie) Fry. <br>At Dora’s request there will be no memorial service. Interment beside her beloved Frank will take place at a future date. <br>Donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation. The family wishes to thank the professional staff at The Berkeley (Green Street). Of particular note is the kindness shown by Dr. E. Johnson whose medical help and guidance are most appreciated. We particularly thank Lee and Ashley for their dedication, sense of humour and kindness. A special thank you to Dora’s son-in-law Michael, who looked after Dora and her beautiful homes for many years. <br> <br>“Each of us has wonderful thoughts of Dora, but for all of us she leaves with a twinkle in her eye and memories of a life well lived” <br> <br> <br> Francis 'Frank" Taylor <br> <br> Francis “Frank” Taylor– 80. It is with great sadness that the family of Frank Taylor of Halifax, announces his passing on November 2, 2003, in Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax. Frank served with the Royal Canadian Artillery in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe 1943-1945. While fighting in France, Frank was twice wounded. For his valor Frank was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France-Germany Star Defense Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. In May, 2002, Frank was awarded the prestigious Dutch National Thank You Canada Medal for his service in helping liberate the Netherlands from Nazi occupation 1944-1945. On the 23rd of January, 2003, he was awarded a 50 year Masonry and Service pin from the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. Upon completion of his military service, Frank was employed by Canada Post for 39 years. During his retirement he was an active volunteer with the former IWK for 15 years. Frank was a son of the late Walter and Frances (Gladwin) Taylor. He was predeceased by brothers, Jack, George, Albert, Walter and Henry. Frank was also predeceased by sisters, Katherine, Elizabeth, Isabel, Phyllis and Marjorie. He has one remaining sister, June. His gentle love and infectious humor will be greatly missed by Dora, his loving wife of 57 years and his eldest daughter Carol (John Keaveney), Denver, Col.; Jocelyn (Michael Culman), Halifax. He was a beloved and loving grandfather to Jocelyn, Jennifer, John and Carolyn and his great-granddaughter, Jocelyn. The family is very grateful for the marvelous, kind and exemplary professional care shown by the nursing staff and the medical doctors, in particular Dr. G. Bethune and Dr. G. Grant of Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial Building, QEII. A memorial service in honor of Frank’s memory will be held on a date to be announced. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Donations in memory may be made to IWK Health Centre Foundation, 5850/5980 University Ave., Box 3070, Halifax, NS, B3J 3G9. <br></div>