Winchester Press – obit – Campbell Blakely Taylor
Campbell Blakely Taylor
April 15, 1928 – Nov. 27, 2008
Campbell Blakely “Blake” Taylor passedaway peacefully after a tough battle with cancer at WinchesterDistrict Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.
He was born on April 15, 1928 in Galt, Ont. to the late CampbellMcKenzie Taylor and the late Alice Mildred Eatough. He was thebeloved husband of Mary, whom he married in Ottawa in May 1986.He was the loving father of Scott (Christine), Peter, Ann Lillepold(Marty), and Robert. He was the dear step-father of Bryan Fetterly(Cathy), Dawn Hutt (Brian), and Mark Fetterly (Andrea). He wasthe treasured grandfather of Jason Weststrate (Jodi), Kelly, Daniel,and Julia Taylor, and Katie Lillepold. He was the special grandfatherto Dustin and Dylan Fetterly, and great-grandfather to Jessieand Rawnie Weststrate. He is survived by a dear brother Jack (Lois)of Toronto, their children Cam and Ellen and families, as wellas by cousins with whom Blake grew up in Galt, and their families.
At the University of Western Ontario, Blake played with the Mustangs,and after graduation, in 1951 and 1952 he played with the HamiltonTiger Cats. He later taught Physical Education at South GrenvilleDistrict High School in Prescott, and for 30 years at North DundasDistrict High School in Chesterville until his retirement.
He played countless hours on playing fields coaching numerousteams in his communities and schools. One of his most valued trophiesreads ‘Thanks, “Chuckles” Taylor’.
At Blake’s request there was no wake or funeral. Immediate familyhas gathered to celebrate his 80 years of generous, big-heartedlife, remembering always to stay young at heart, and to “behumble in victory and gracious in defeat”.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Byers Funeral Homein South Mountain.