TAYLOR, WilliamPosted: January 25th, 2019
Born in 1931, William “Bill” Charles Taylor was raised in Sidewood, SK along with sisters Winnie, Myrtle, Lillian and Donna. Times were tough, but Bill learned life lessons that he always lived by: watch your pennies, save your money and never pay full price!
At 14, his first job was as a ranch-hand for the princely sum of $14 per month plus his tobacco; always working hard and paying his own way.
In 1955, working as a CPR agent, he courted a beautiful, young AGT operator, Jean Isabell “Peggy” MacArthur of Walsh, Alberta. They married and lived together for over six decades; raising a family and standing side-by-side through thick and thin.
Along with Peggy, Bill owned and operated many successful businesses such as Southern Alberta Vending, Southern Pilot Car, Elkwater Gulf, Holiday Rent-A-Car and Circle Auto. Negotiating and haggling were just part of Bill’s fabric.
His children Dennis Taylor and Debbie Codan will always respect his entrepreneurial drive and spirit and fondly remember the family garage full of chocolate bars, buckets of coins, pin ball games in the basement and long, fun days at Elkwater.
Bill was a great family man: coaching baseball and hockey, summer trips to Disneyland and the States and travelling the world with Peggy. He was a heck of a good golfer, king of the garage sale and the master of a good game of cribbage.
Until the bitter end, Bill made sure his affairs were taken care of, outliving Peggy by six months because he just couldn’t leave this world before her.
Dennis (Lori) and Debbie (Ed), great-grandson Sepp William, grandkids Kristy (Dave), Cassidy, Bryce and Cole and sister Lillian (Ed) will all miss Bill (and Peggy) a great deal!
To honour Bill’s memory, save a dollar today; he’d want you to save a few so that you’ll be able to help your family in the future!
As per Bill’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.
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