TAYLOR, Wendell Edward
Wendell was born to Edward and Elizabeth Taylor on Aug 1, 1925 in Ernfold, SK where he enjoyed a happy childhood. Discharged from the R.C. Navy in 1945 as a coder on HMCS Petrolia, Dell took a diesel mechanics course, married his lovely Ruth, then spent 4 yrs in Hay River and Yellowknife NWT in various capacities with the V.L.A. and Mines & Resources Dept of the Federal Government. After some time in the R.C. Airforce, he moved his family to Abbotsford in 1953 and spent 5 ½ yrs with the Immigration Dept at Huntingdon. He also volunteered with many organizations.
Dell then had an impressive 23 year career with the Credit Union, first as Manager of the Abbotsford C.U. and after amalgamation serving as General Manager and CEO of the Fraser Valley C.U. He was elected as Chairman and CEO of Cue DataWest and he also served as President and Chairman of the Board of B.C. Central Credit Union. We might add that Dell gave much of himself and his personal time to the Credit Union and was incredibly proud of his many years of service to them. From a very young age, he was a true believer of the Co-operative and Credit Union movements.
For the past 4 yrs Wendell lived at the George Derby Centre in Burnaby, a residence for veterans of the armed services. He read voraciously, served on their council and was actively involved in social outings and photography. He had excellent computer skills and could be found at his computer many hours of the day, or night.
Wendell passed unexpectedly on July 2, 2009. Predeceased by his parents, his older brother Raymond in 1993, younger
brother John in 1969 and his ex-wife and friend Ruth on May 18th, he is survived by sister Gaylia, children Rick, Wende, Maxwell, Shandelle and grandchildren Chris, Sarah, Anastasia & Angelise, including many nieces and nephews.
Our hearts are heavy and Wendell who was our Dad, our brother, our friend, will be incredibly missed, for his love, his intelligence, his friendship, his humor and wit. For the man he was. We were so very blessed to have shared his life.