In the archives of our LWRA the first Newsletter to be found from 1972, as written by Secretary Mrs. Margaret McGregor, has James Taylor listed as one of the Charter Members and a Director of the LWRA. Mr. Taylor served on the LWRA for the next 25 years, adding a great deal to the quality of life on our lakes by making the protection of this environment a priority.
In recognition of his many years of contributing to the LWRA, in the May 30, 1996 edition of the Newsletter, Editor Bob Mofford wrote: “Last year we introduced the new position of “Honorary Lifetime Officiate of L.W.R.A.” This honour is bestowed on those nominated Members who have served as Directors for at least 10 years. The appointment is in recognition of the individual’s contribution in support of LWRA. I am pleased to inform you that Jim Taylor and Cec McBeth were nominated and unanimously accepted as Honorary Lifetime Officiates.”
For many years Jim’s amphibious aircraft was a common sight on the lake as he and his family arrived from their Toronto area home to the lake he loved so well. Many young people around the lake, including Limerick Lodge owner George Offshack, experienced flying for the first time with Jim Taylor at the controls. He will be deeply missed by many.
OBITUARY and Funeral Arrangements for June 1, 2016
James Taylor died peacefully, at the Village of Humber Heights, on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the age of 92. Beloved husband of the late Mary Joyce Warren and the late Mary Duncan. Loving father of Joan Nourse (Dan) and John (Éva). Proud grandfather of Brian (Nikki) and Laura (Brady). Dear brother of the late Evelyn Clarke. Friends and family may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Wednesday, June 1st, from 6-9 p.m. Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel for immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.