Obituary of George William Taylor
Suddenly, in his 61st year, George passed away at his parent’s Transvaal farm home where he lovingly cared for his cherished mother.
Beloved son of Nancy and the late George Taylor; dear brother of April (Paul Rietdyk), Barb (Mike Reid), and Cindy Taylor (Scott McLauchlan); adored “Uncle” of Kaitlyn (Jason), Jared (Amanda), Evan (Emma), Laura, Ryan, Breanna (Scott), Nicole, Aidan; favourite great uncle to Eleanor, Max and Charlotte.
George helped launch The Sports Network in the early 1980’s following his graduation from the University of Toronto (Forestry). During an impressive 20 year professional career with TSN, he distinguished himself as a skilled Presentation Coordinator and Master Control Operator. George shared his parent’s love for agrarian life and played a pioneering role in the Canadian artisan goat cheese business creating award-winning C’estbon Cheese in 1998 on their farm near St. Marys. He became a highly- respected master cheese maker who helped lead and transform the industry over two decades. George had a deep passion for camping, travelling (especially to Cuba), cooking and everything Canada. Throughout his life, he most loved his family while ever welcoming the challenge of a DIY project at his farm with his dear father or friend Brian.
A private funeral service will occur at Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home in St. Marys.
Memorial donations to the
Canadian Cancer Society
55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 500
Heart and Stroke Foundation
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, Box 2414
Toronto ON M4P 1E4
Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place