Lily Louisa Taylor, 96, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital.
She was born April 15, 1901 in Bristol, England to the late Alfred and Julia Denford.
Mrs. Taylor came to Canada in 1924 and later settled in Fort Frances in 1933, where she had lived since. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #80 for 45 years and was the Past Worthy Matron, and a member of the Redwing Rebekah Lodge #109 for 50 years and was the Past District Grand President.
She also was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Knox United Church in Fort Frances. She was a volunteer at La Verendrye General Hospital, and also served on the C.P. & T. Committee for many years.
She enjoyed reading and loved to play Bingo.
Lily was united in marriage June 25, 1924 to Frank Redvers Taylor, who predeceased her on Aug. 31, 1981. She also was predeceased by five brothers, Frank, William, Percy, Herbert, and William Denford; and a daughter-in-law, Viola Taylor.
She is survived by three sons, Edwin, and Raymond and wife, Cathy, all of Fort Frances, Ont., and John and wife, Carole, of Ottawa, Ont.; and one daughter, Joyce Burke, of Ottawa, Ont.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Frank, David, Robert, Leann, Janet, Susan, and Ted; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews in England; a nephew, Norman Denford, and family in Thunder Bay, Ont.; and special friend, Irene Meades.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 4, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home. Pastor Brian Keffer and Jeraldine Bjornson officiated, with interment in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends visited Tuesday, March 3, 1998 from 7 until 8 p.m. at Green Funeral Home. A Redwing Rebekah Lodge memorial service was held at 7:30 p.m.
Pallbearers were Frank Taylor, Dave Taylor, Clinton Taylor, Joel Taylor, Justin Taylor, and Matthew Gouin.
I said to a man who stood at the gate of the year, “Give me a light.” And he said to me, “Go out into the night And put your hand into the hand of God. That will be to you better than light, And safer than the known way.”
In memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.