Obituaries — 09 April 2014
Taylor James Gardiner ~ May 17, 1989 – March 27, 2014

Taylor James Gardiner ~ May 17, 1989 – March 27, 2014

In loving memory of Taylor James Gardiner who passed away unexpectedly Thursday March 27th in his 25th year. Born May 17, 1989 in Dryden to his loving parents Scott and Angele, Taylor was the 3rd boy for them and what a pride and joy he was.

Taylor is survived by his parents Scott and Angele, brothers Steven & Bradley (Melanie), his precious nieces Reina & Patience and their mother Chelsea, his nana Carol Derry, grandmother Joyce Gardiner, uncle Don Gardiner (Chris) auntie Pamela Brown (Stewart), uncle Greg Gardiner (Cathy), auntie Patti Stacey (Luke), auntie Alana, uncle Brad Derry (Leah) as well many great uncles and aunts and by several cousins who were very special to Taylor in one way or another.

He was predeceased by his papa Robert Derry and his grandpa David Gardiner.

Taylor attended St Joseph’s School, Dryden High School and college in Alberta. His greatest passions were cars, trucks anything with a motor that he could ride or tear apart and rebuild. He loved music and thought he should be able to just pick up a guitar and play. Taylor loved life, loved people and any holiday; he was just like a kid on Christmas Eve so excited for Santa to come. Holidays will never be the same. Taylor always had a smile for everyone.

Taylor also loved sports and tried his hardest at everything. One of his biggest dreams while in high school was please just let me be on an Eagle’s team … and he did it! He made the Eagle’s B team in hockey.

Taylor had many friends and many girl-friends; he has touched the hearts of many and will be forever in our hearts. Special thanks to Jon

Engstrom, Tommy Cortens, Ethan Armit and Kyla Hale for their talent and kind words. He admired all of you.

A celebration of Taylor’s life was held Tuesday, April 1st at 2:00 pm at the First United Church in Dryden with Rev. Hewitt Holmes officiating.

Interment of ashes will be held at a later date. If friends desire donations may be made to a charity of your choice through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412 Dryden ON PSN 2Z1.

Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca.

 

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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