James Taylor

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James Taylor

May 30, 1933 - December 22, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of James Taylor on Monday December 22, 2020. James, known to everyone as Jimmy, passed peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ontario.

Jimmy was born in Alexandria, Scotland (The Vale) May 30, 1933. He was the 9th child of 12 born to Margaret and Robert Taylor of Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Jimmy grew up in the Renton with many childhood memories of Cordale. He attended Renton Public School.

After completing his studies, he entered into the British Army in 1951 serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He served in the Korean War, specifically in the Malayan Emergency from 1952-1953. He was also stationed in Hong Kong 1954-1955.

James emigrated to Canada in 1957, originally setting in Brantford, Ontario. He raised his children, April, Margaret and James in Pickering, Ontario.

He was a proud lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and an avid Pipe Band member for many years, attending Highland Games all over Ontario.

Jimmy’s retirement years were spent back in Brantford with family and friends.

He is survived by his sister Edith Cowper of Brantford and his brother Walter Taylor of Scotland. He will be missed by his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and due to Covid, a Celebration of Life Service with close family and friends will be scheduled at a later date.

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Dean Scott - January 2, 2021

April, Margaret, and James. We are so saddened to hear about the loss of your father. Please know you are in our thoughts and peayers during this difficult time. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. The Scott Family

Helen Giusti (nee Taylor) - January 2, 2021

So sad to hear of Uncle Jimmy’s passing. We were close for many years and I have happy memories of our times together both here in Scotland and in Canada. Our sincere condolences to all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Helen and Stephen

Sally-Ann Price (nee Taylor) - January 2, 2021

Sending you all our condolences and love. RIP Uncle Jimmy Sally-Ann & Andy

Janette Taylor - January 1, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all .. Deepest Sympathy Janette.

Derek Allen - December 31, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Rest in piece Mr. Taylor

David Keown - December 31, 2020

Jimmy was kind to me, always keen to hear stories from The Vale of Leven. My sincere condolences to all the Family.

George Cackette - December 30, 2020

Sorry to hear of your passing, old friend. We had many great times in the Ajax Legion Pipe Band, and then the Ajax Pipe Band, even getting as far as Dunedin in Florida, for the Highland Games. Sandra and I send our condolences to Margaret, James, and April.

Amanda Nagy - December 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Father April, Margaret and James. Amanda Nagy nee Fielding

Robert Taylor - December 30, 2020

April, Margaret and James, so sorry for your loss. Uncle Jimmy may be gone, but wont be forgotten. Our condolences and prayers to you all. Robert, Debra and Kieran Taylor