Taylor, William John (Jack)
William John (Jack) Taylor, aged 80, passed away unexpectedly at McKellar General Hospital on Friday, February 9, 2001. Born on January 24, 1921 in Fort William, Ontario, to Thomas and Victoria Taylor, he resided in Thunder Bay his entire life. He attended Central Public School and Fort William (Selkirk) Vocational High School. In October of 1943, he married Evelyn Amelia Hansen while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. Upon leaving the army he returned to his job at Central News where he remained for 23 years. Jack and Evelyn then owned and operated Taylor"s Confectionery for the next 10 years after which they both retired in 1977. He was a long-time member and past-president of the Fort William Curling and Athletic Club, as well as a member of the Fort William Country Club for 40 years where he enjoyed playing golf, the game he so loved. In his earlier years he was actively involved with the Association of Canadian Travellers. Jack was predeceased by his parents, his loving wife Evelyn in 1995, his daughter Elizabeth Jayne and his brother Lorne. He is survived by his daughter Susan (Brian) Bureyko, grandchildren Taylor and Britton, sister Elizabeth Cooke of Belleville, Ontario, brother Bob (Doreen) Taylor, sister-in-law Edith Taylor, cousin Margaret Hartley (Tony) Pothakos and numerous other relatives. Visitation for friends and family will be on Friday, February 16 at Jenkens Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A funeral service, officiated by Reverend Jennifer Uhryniw, will be held at Wesley United Church on the corner of Miles and Brodie Streets at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 17. A time of fellowship will be held immediately following the service in Buckley Hall. If friends so desire, a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer"s Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.