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Donald Taylor

Donald Allan Taylor

Wednesday, March 13th, 1935 - Friday, May 3rd, 2019
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TAYLOR, Donald Allan (Dad, Daddy-O, Don, Papa Smurf, Sgt.Snorkel)

On Friday, May 3, 2019 the world stopped. We lost our Dad at the age of 84. Loving Husband and sweetheart of the late Marie-Paule (nee Poulin). He will be deeply missed x 1000 by his daughters Lynne Taylor (Norman Grenier) and Anne Taylor. His dog Peanut is in denial. The ‘bestest ever’ grandfather of Tania, Stephanie and Eric. Great grandfather of Megan, Melodie, Nathan, Stacey and Aurelie. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters Caroline, Sheila, Wendell and the late Wayland, as well as his extended family.

Our Dad did NOT want a huge write-up and so we are honouring that request. He had a quirky sense of humour, so yes, he’s now grinning BIG time! He loved simpler things in life; like a good 2-egg breakfast or charcoal burger, airplanes, airplanes, airplanes, comfy pajama's, being a gaming Gamer dude, Netflix and Twitter (especially following the HRPS). He disliked distracted drivers and clapped if you used your damm blinker. OUR DAD WAS LIFE: he was happy and carefree, then one day he had enough of doctors, feeling ill, tests etc. and chose to die with dignity at home. Wish granted! We got him home. He is now with our Mom, at Peace and soon ‘will haunt us for all eternity’ (his words).

We would like to thank Dr. Danny Sapir and Jennifer Kowalyk for their compassion and guidance, the wonderful nurses at Burlington Dialysis, Dr. Harrison at Joseph Brant Hospital and all the beautiful friends Don made during his 6 years doing Dialysis.

Visitation at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block North of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Thursday May 9 from 4-6 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. Interment Burlington Memorial Gardens.

Donations in memory of Don: Pick someone you love, someone struggling/having a bad day and make them smile with the simplest gesture. Donate your time.

"No matter what" - "Dont Forget, Love Ya" - "Shaboodie"
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, May 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
    Get Directions: View Map | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 10:00am
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
    Get Directions: View Map | Email
  • Interment

    Burlington Memorial Gardens
    3353 Guelph Line
    Get Directions: View Map | Email
  • Reception

    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant
    485 Brant Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Email

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Private Condolence

Normand Grenier

Posted at 10:49am
If I am going to share at least one memory of my dad it will be one of many his hugs they were always comforting, always welcoming and always sincere I will miss them, I will miss him, Love you dad always xoxo, Lynne.

Ralph Petermann

Posted at 08:06am
To the family of Donald Taylor, my wife and I read the obituaries in the Burlington Post every week. We don’t do it to read about who has passed away, we do it to read about how people lived.

It is obvious that your Dad, Daddy-O, Don, Papa Smurf, Sgt. Snorkel lived an immense life and it would seem beyond any doubt that it was filled to bustin’ with all of the things that are most important; family, community service, laughter and — very especially — LOVE. That was the greatest obituary that I’ve ever read this morning — it made me laugh out loud several times and my only sadness was that I never got to meet your Dad, Daddy-O, Don, Papa Smurf, Sgt. Snorkel.

I’ve said this always, that we never lose the ones we love, we just find them in our hearts. I know this is very true for your family and that all of your hearts must be absolutely immense — they would have to be to hold the spirit of this man and I am certain that where you find him in your hearts, he fills every last inch.

Obviously a life so very well lived, so rest In Peace to your Dad, Daddy-O, Don, Papa Smurf and Sgt. Snorkel. I’m sure he’s keeping it lively upstairs.

Sincere condolences to this remarkable family.

Anne Taylor Posted at 04:14pm


Lynda Poulin and Yoland Nadon

Posted at 08:18pm
I like to think of Uncle Donald looking down on us and his memory looking up toward the sky.
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A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Donald Taylor

Anne Taylor Posted at 05:30am

Thank Ü... so beautiful 😥😇

Lynda Poulin

Posted at 08:16pm
Our deepest sympathies. We will remember Uncle Donald's incredible smile. We are praying for you. Lynda, Yoland, Catherine and Philippe.

Anne Taylor

Posted at 07:37am
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;

I’ll miss you Dad


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