TAYLOR, Donald Christopher –
It is with sorrow we announce the passing of Chris Taylor.
Chris’s journey has come to an end. Chris always marched to the beat of his own drummer.
Chris was a passionate drummer. He followed that passion and joined the Guelph Royalaires Drum & Bugle Corps. He was a talented drummer who earned the respect of his peers along with numerous recognition, including winning the 1976 World Championship. Chris always had a pair of drumsticks, and kept his passion for music throughout his life.
Algonquin Park was Chris’s favourite place in the entire world. Some of his best memories are in the park’s interior with his family by a campfire or when he was solo tripping and dedicating himself to the PCI project, a detailed catalog of interior campsites.
Chris was a beloved father and grandfather. He is survived by his two children, Jonathan and Cassie, and his six grandchildren. The family is blessed to have many fond memories of Chris. His memory & wisdom will live on through his family.
Memorial visitation will be held at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 1-4 pm. Covid protocols are in place. Guests must sign up for a time slot by using this link.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Friends of Algonquin Park would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of D. Christopher Taylor in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.
Serving Guelph and area since 1941, with a tradition of excellence. Providing personalized and compassionate services, including Simple Cremations, Celebrations of Life, Traditional Funerals (including Natural/Green Burials) and more. Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel is locally and independently owned by Scott and Betty Ann Young.
Licensed Funeral Establishment Operator – Class 1 – FE-184
The health of those we serve, our employees and our guests is of the utmost importance to us, and as such, we are diligently following the directives of Canadian public health authorities and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario to keep everyone safe and well.
We have implemented the following measures to maintain the safety of both our staff and those that visit our facility:
• Enhanced and frequent cleanings, with particular focus on high-traffic and high contact areas.
• Hand-sanitizer is available in all high-traffic areas.
• Maintenance of physical distancing, both during visitations and services, and during our meetings with families.
• Ongoing communications with those that we serve to ensure that they are aware of the current Covid-19 status of our municipality and the accompanying guidelines.
We continue to rely on the advice provided by health experts and are committed to doing all we can to keep our community healthy.
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Scott & Betty Ann Young
Owners, Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel