August 18, 1932 – September 19, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother Mary Jean Taylor, September 19 at Mountain Lakes Seniors Community. Mary Jean is survived by son Dale Taylor (Jacquie), daughters Carolynn (Brian), Sharon and Patti, sister Irene Hamilton, brother Bob Dodds (Gwen), sister Ruby Anderson, and sister in law Mary Taylor. Mary Jean was predeceased by her husband Bill Taylor, father Jim Dodds, mother Emily Dodds (nee Nygaard) and sister Helen West. She was proud Grandma to Krista, Deanna, Melissa, Nick, and Caitlyn as well as very special Great Grandma (GG) to Evan, Tyler, Peyton, Caleb, Nilah, Nolan, Arianna, and Amoura. Mary Jean loved getting the family together for special occasions such as her 80th birthday, which was attended by numerous family members and friends. She treasured visits from family and acquaintances that always felt welcome in her presence.
Mary Jean was born in Erickson, BC to Jim and Emily Dodds with the help of a midwife her Grandma Dodds on ‘The Ranch”. She attended school in Creston until 1945 when her family moved to Salmo. While attending school in Salmo she met the love of her life Bill Taylor in 1948 and they were married in 1951. Mary Jean loved living in Salmo and knew everyone in town. She was very active in the community with the Hospital Auxiliary, Sweet Adelines, Care Givers, Lions Club, Curling Club, Ski Club, Swimming Pool Society, Supportive Housing, and Brownies. Mary Jean moved to Mountain Lakes in 2014 where she quickly made many new friends and became involved in all the great social activities offered. She was very happy and content in her new surroundings.
We would like to thank all those who took the time to visit, phone or mail Mom during her stay at Mountain Lakes Seniors Community. A special thank you to the staff at the facility who took such great care of our Mom and treated her like family!
Also thank you to Dr. Janz who was so kind and caring.
Cremation has taken place and Mary Jean’s ashes will lie next to her husband in the Salmo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hospital Auxiliary in memory of Mary Jean Taylor. We hope to have a Celebration of Life for Mary Jean in August 2021 depending on the circumstances with Covid-19.