Charles Desmond Champion-Taylor

Charles Desmond Champion-Taylor


Charles Desmond

Champion-Taylor was

born January 30, 1932

in Canora Saskatchewan.

Des died unexpectedly

on August 4, 2013 at

Lake Country Lodge,

Lake Country, B.C.

Des was the youngest

of six children born to

Edward and Carrie Mae Champion-Taylor. He graduated from SAIT in 1965 as a professional cook. He worked in his field initially on the

Columbia River dam project in Castlegar, and then later

for many years with the provincial government at the

Willingdon Correctional Center.

He married Pamela Mills in 1969 and they enjoyed many wonderful years together until her passing in 2005. They

resided in Fort Langley for many years prior to moving

to Winfield (Lake Country). Des was a self taught

woodworker. His passion in woodworking evolved over

several years as he built his home in Fort Langley,

and following that, built and gifted many fine pieces

of furniture and cabinets.He was a poet and some of his poems were published. Des had a quick wit and was a

great story teller.He always had a joke or two to share

and laugh over when socializing. His sense of humor

was with him always. Des was predeceased by his parents Edward and Carrie Mae Champion-Taylor, his brothers Jack, Bruce, and Albert, and sister Edna (Edie), his beloved wife Pam, nephews Wesley and Gary; his in-laws Leo

and Vera Mills, and Pam’s twin brother Pat as well as

his cherished dog Chop Suey.

Des cherished family and is lovingly remembered by his

sister Pat Milino, nieces and nephews: Sandy, Lonny, Faye, Jacen, Donalie, Brian, Judy, Brent, Kerry, Cathy,

David, Ron, Karen and Robin and their families.

A graveside service will be held at the Evergreen Cemetary, 1468 66th. Avenue in Grand Forks, B.C. on

August 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to any of the

following of Des’ favorite charities:

B.C. Cancer Foundation, The Nature Conservancy of

Canada, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

or the Knowledge Network Corporation.

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