Taylor, Lois – July 20th, 1935 – April 29th, 2019

There is a silence of the clicking of the knitting needles over the town of Lively. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and Nan, Lois Taylor (nee Thrush) in the early morning of Monday, April 29th, 2019 peacefully in her sleep after a short illness. She was the beloved wife of Wilfred John Taylor (predeceased-2010), mother to Les (Kathy), Fred (Patty), Judy (Doug Callaghan), Kevin, Ford and Frank (Amanda Mallick). Nannie to 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was the last of the 11 Thrush siblings. She also leaves behind sisters in law and brothers in law, Alice Thrush, Wilda Campbell, Bill (Gloria) Taylor, Wayne (Birdie) Taylor, Nonie Taylor along with many nieces and nephews. So many people have past through her life and left a special place in her heart and all were treated as if they were one of her own, no more than Mary McGauley, Randy and Ginette Mulligan, Kat and Todd Tomlinson. Mom was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan. She was a member of the Walden Hockey’s women’s auxiliary, in which Mom and Dad worked hard to ensure that every child in the town of Walden had the opportunity to play hockey. They spent many weekends and nights at the Walden arena. Mom had her own spot to watch the games, she at one corner and Dad at the opposite corner. Her voice was very familiar to many local referees. Mom and Dad were avid gardeners and the fruits of their hard work were enjoyed by many even as far as Florida. The canning of pickles and jams are now being carried on by many of her grandchildren. She received many calls for the recipe of her pickles, in which she would share without having to look at the recipe. Mom was a fabulous knitter and her creations can be seen on many in Lively with her Lively Hawks toques and mittens. There was always a bag of wool and knitting needles beside her chair. At this time we would like to thank her PSW Julie for the care and time she spent with Mom over the past year. Her health care givers and the Doctor’s and nurses in which made her comfortable in her final days. We are most thankful to Kat and Todd owners of Alley Katz in Lively who made Mom’s wish of having all her family sitting around one table for a Christmas meal by allowing us the use of their restaurant. There are not many places where we could host over 60 family members. We will be having a Celebration of Mom’s life on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Alley Katz in Lively, please bring and share your stories and memories of Mom. In lieu of flowers she would like donations to be made to the Mindemoya Auxilery. We will be having a burial for both Mom and Dad on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 in Mindemoya, the time will be announced at a later date.


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