It is with great sadness the family announces the unexpected passing of Eric Allison Taylor, 73, of Pollett River, NB, on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Born in Upper Ridge on August 24, 1946, he was the son of the late Allison and Frances (Keirstead) Taylor.
Eric enjoyed his career at the Jordan Memorial Home and retired after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Petitcodiac Golf and Country Club, he bowled with the Petitcodiac Men’s League, and enjoyed spending time at the cottage with his wife of 48 years, Linda, until her recent passing. He also loved watching his grandchildren playing sports and giving advice to the Officials.
He will be sadly missed by his children, Angela (Sheldon Alward), and Paula, and his grandchildren Ethan and Avrey Alward. He will also be missed by his brothers, Ralph (Georgie Lee), Frank (Pauline), Stuart (Darlene), Harry (Esther), and his sisters, Marguerite Jackson (Gary), Shirley Tingley (Gerald), Marlene Middleton (Leigh), and Monica Alward (Nelson). He will be fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Velma Layden, and brother-in-law, Rick Layden (Melody) and sisters-in-law, Eileen Stapleford (Rick), Teresa Layden, Karen Layden (Barry), Marlene Layden, Beverly Taylor and Janice Taylor, as well as many other cherished family members and friends.
Eric was predeceased by his wife Linda, father Allison and mother Frances, step-mother, Winnifred, brother Vernon, nephew Jason Middleton, brothers-in-law Gerald and David Layden, and sister-in-law Lorraine Layden.
Arrangements are in the care of Salisbury Funeral Home (506-372-4800).
A Celebration of Eric’s life will be held at The Salisbury Funeral Home on Thursday, August 20th at 1 pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions capacity will be limited, and social distancing is required. Interment to follow immediately after at the Goshen Cemetery. For those who wish to view the recorded service, you may click here.
If desired, a memorial to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.