CHARLES DESMOND CHAMPION-TAYLOR
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.