Clarence Alexander Taylor was born May 18, 1942 to Myrven and Lillian Taylor. He passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour September 21, 2022.
Clarence completed grade 8 at the Taylorside country school. After grade 8, he attended Melfort Collegiate. As there was no bus service at this time, Clarence undertook to drive several students from the district to school each day. After a few years of high school, he decided school wasn’t for him so he withdrew from school getting a job truck driving for Western Express. At this time he enjoyed playing hockey with the Beatty Seniors and was known for his hard shot. It wasn’t long before the love bug hit him and he married Jean McDonald. To this union came one beautiful child, Keith Ross Taylor on May 30, 1963. As time went by, Clarence and Jean realized they weren’t compatible so decided to separate. After some time he moved to Prince George where he worked as a service man for a logging company. This job required him to travel all over up through the mountains servicing and repairing equipment. He realized living alone wasn’t the life he wanted. Having found a lady he fell in love with, he married Yvonne Germaine. He gained not only a wife, but two girls Tanis and Glenda. On April 20, 1973, Trudy Monica Taylor was born. Later that year, the call of hunting and fishing on the prairies was too strong causing Clarence and family to move back to Prince Albert. Here he got a job as a mechanic for a trucking company, working there until the company changed hands. On July 23, 1974 along came Greg Dean Taylor. Clarence loved kids which worked out well as Yvonne ran a daycare out of their home. Tragedy struck when Yvonne passed away leaving Clarence to raise the kids.
After leaving his job as a mechanic, he started working for his brother Gary building roads. As this was a summer job, it worked out good for him so he could go hunting and fishing. Any spare time he had, he liked to go fishing and hunting especially while working as a hunting guide. Bow hunting was another favourite. He used to enter into shooting competitions with his bow and he was good at it winning many competitions. In his later years, when his health started to fail him as he suffered from COPD, he moved to Melfort to be closer to the family. His last year was spent in the Kinistino Jubilee Lodge where he went home to be with his Saviour.
Left to mourn Clarence’s passing are his family and friends.
Friends so wishing may make memorial contributions to Jubilee Lodge, Kinistino.