Memorial Service for Ryan Taylor
- Saturday, 2 December 2006, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
- University of Toronto, Continuing Education, Claude T. Bissel Building, 140 St. George Street, Room 728, Toronto
For planning purposes, please let us know if you will be attending.
- One blocks south of Bloor between Spadina & Queen's Park;
- subway stop: St. George;
- North of Robarts library on St. George.
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The RYAN TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND as been setup to honour Ryan's memory.
This annual scholarship will be provided for education purposes.
Details regarding qualifications and the application process are being
formalized. More details will be provided later.
To donate to this fund, please make cheques (checks) payable to the
University of Toronto, and forward to 30 Wellington Street East, Suite
2002 Toronto ON M5E 1S3. ATTN: L St Denis. A tax receipt will be issued
for all donations $25.00 and up.
At the end of this message, you will find the obituary prepared by the family...
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On the personal side: I will miss Ryan's charm and his warm smile. He
was always very caring, and often sensed when I was overwhelmed or
upset. He would always ask what he could do to help, he would always
offer to listen. Ryan noticed so much: a new hair style, a new suit,
etc. and he would compliment. This was Ryan, although extremely well
respected in the genealogical community, he always had time and concern
for others. I'll miss you Ryan...
Louise St Denis
TAYLOR, Ronald Ryan Wilbert (1950-2006) Genealogist/Librarian
The unexpected passing of Ron (Ryan) Taylor on Sept. 25, 2006 is
announced with deep sadness. Ron was characterized by warmth,
thoughtfulness and generosity, and beloved as a son, brother, uncle and
great-uncle to an extent he perhaps did not realize. He was born in
Oshawa, Ontario, the dear son of Velma (Woodward) and the late Charles
Taylor, and is also mourned by his brother Doug (the late Tish), his
sister Pat (Robert) Hursti, his nieces and nephews Nelson (Sheila)
Hursti, Laura (Bruce) Dawson, Andrew (Maria) Taylor and Gillian Taylor,
as well as seven grandnieces and grandnephews.
Ron was an esteemed and popular genealogist who had worked at his
chosen field since his teen-age years. He published and lectured
extensively in his profession, gaining a reputation for his research
capabilities and lively speaking style. For the Taylor and Woodward
families, he was our own family researcher, recorder and raconteur
whose forty years of gathering family tree information and anecdotes is
a cherished legacy.
He will be greatly mourned and long missed, not only by his family and
colleagues in the genealogical world, but also by his wide circle of
friends. There will be a private family funeral service to be followed
at a later date by a memorial celebration. Funeral arrangements by
McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home, 152 King St E, Oshawa, Ont. Telephone
Ryan was a faculty member of the University of Toronto and the National
Institute for Genealogical Studies' online education program. The Ryan
Taylor Scholarship Fund has been established through the University of
Toronto to provide annual scholarships. To make a donation, please make
your cheque payable to: University of Toronto; please reference 'The
Ryan Taylor Scholarship Fund' on your cheque and mail to the National
Institute for Genealogical Studies, ATTN: Louise St Denis, 30
Wellington Street East, Suite 2002, Toronto, Ont. M5E 1S3. A tax
receipt will be issued. Charitable donations may also be sent to the
Canadian Bible Society.
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