John Henry William Taylor was born September 2, 1919 in Isle of Butte, Scotland. He grew up on a small place in Hammond, BC with his dad, mum and sister Mattie.
From 1939 to 1945, he was in the Canadian Scottish Regiment and pipe band.
He married Edna on August 14, 1942. They had two children, Heather and Lynda, before moving to Quesnel in 1952.
They lived on a small place by Dragon Lake before moving to the farm where they stayed for many years. They had four more children, a son Lawrence and three daughters, Pamela, Joanne and Mary.
Many of his friends in the Dragon Lake area will remember him as their local vet. He was always doctoring some animal for someone and was extremely busy at calving time every spring. He worked for Weldwood for a few years and then for B.C. Hydro, until he retired in 1985.
They then travelled around some until Edna passed away in February 2001. He moved to Country Acre Estates where he stayed until his passing April 21, 2004 in the Prince George Hospital.
We will always remember him for his beautiful flower gardens while living in Quesnel and later Prince George. The last few years he spent many hours at the Hart Pioneer Center where he worked in their gardens and also helped in the kitchen. He loved his family and could always be found at one of our places helping us with something.
He will be sadly missed by us all. He is survived by his son Lawrence (Linda) and his daughters Heather (Eric), Lynda (Gardner), Pamela, Joanne (Brian), and Mary (Chris), 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, numerous other relatives and many friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Edna and son-in-law Wally.