David Taylor
David Taylor

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With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of David, at the age of 68, surrounded by the love of family in his home after battling with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. David was born May 4, 1954 in North Sydney to parents Clifford and Margaret (Morris) Taylor. He loved all things outdoors, from hunting, trapping, fishing, boating and snowmobiling. He especially loved his time spent outdoors and with family at his cabin in Taylorville in Red Point, McKinnons Harbour. David was employed by the Department of Transportation for 35 years and was a proud volunteer firefighter for over 35 years for the Little Harbour Fire Department and also a founding member of the Pictou County Snow Riders. There was never a dull moment for David; he was a man of many hobbies. He could build or fix anything, loved to fiddle with small engines and fill the truck and trailer up with wood and the boat and snowmobiles with kiddos in tow to go on an adventure or fishing. He also loved fur harvesting and carefully preparing various animal pelts for auction. He had a special place in his heart for Grand Bruit, Nfld. where he spent time with family and friends. Even while retired and travelling a bit, David went lobster fishing for many years with dear neighbours and friends. Was known to enjoy a beer and a jig; sometimes quite the 'rig'! David had a deep love for his family and community; always there helping a neighbour out- no job to big or small or too early in the morning! David is survived by his rock, his loving wife of 48 years, Arlene (O'Brien), their son Greg, daughter Debralee (Derek Dickson) and grandchildren, Sirena (Donald Higgins) and Emma, Logan, Garett, Brigit and Elsa, new precious great grandchild Isla Marie. He will be greatly missed by sisters Darlene (Gordon), George's River and Anne (Scott), Fall River and sister-in-laws Nadine, Shelly (Bruce) and Kelly (Paul). Nieces and nephews; Kyle (Lisa), Alana (Sean), Ashley (Brendan), David, Karley and MacKenzie. Grandnieces and nephews; Ethan, Levi, Taylor, Declan and Remi. Special "Red Point" cousins the Stampers, as well as many other caper and newfie relatives. He is predeceased by his parents Clifford and Margaret Taylor, brother Gordie and in-laws Gregory and Ursula O'Brien. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday, March 3 in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, 256 King St., New Glasgow. Funeral mass will be held at 10 am on Saturday, March 4 in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow with father Tom MacNeil presiding. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Columba Cemetery, Iona. A reception will follow the service in the Little Harbour Community Center. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit or a charity of your choice. A special thanks to caregiver Rhonda Thompson, Dr. Kwasnik, RN Rachel MacDonald and the rest of the palliative care team, the VON and continuing care who provided support throughout, as well as all friends and neighbours. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. www.angusfuneralhomes.com


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 3, 2023
H.W. Angus Funeral Home
256 King Street, New Glasgow
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, March 4, 2023
St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
390 High Street
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada


A reception will follow the service in the Little Harbour Community Center.


Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit or a charity of your choice.
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