Isabella Anne TAYLOR

(nee Thomson)

Isa Taylor passed away peacefully, with her family, on May 17, 2010 in the Chilliwack Hospital.

She was born in a farmhouse near Sunnyside, Alberta on June 1, 1916. As a young child she moved to Vancouver in the 1930s, growing up in West Point Grey. She was active in the Young Peoples Organization of the United Church where she met her husband of more than 60 years, Doug. During the war years she worked in the accounting department of Dominion Bridge. She married Doug before he went overseas with the RCAF. When the war was over she settled in Agassiz with her new husband and started a family. Agassiz was to be her home for the rest of her life. Sons Brian and John were born in this era. In the early fifties the whole family moved to Pullman, Washington where Doug was taking post-graduate studies at WSU. After 2 years they returned to Agassiz together with their new daughter, Carla. Isa became fully engaged in family, church, and community activities.

Isa always knew that she had a special creative gift. It was only when the demands of her family became less that she started taking courses in painting. She worked hard at it and it became a major accomplishment in her life. She often painted the local scenery with friends. She became a founding member of the Monday Painters, a group of local painters who enjoyed the love of painting together, and has been active for almost 50 years. Isa was a member of the Canadian Federation of Artists and taught art at both Agassiz prisons.

At mid-life became a cancer survivor. This led to her participation in a support group for cancer survivors. For over 50 years she enjoyed playing bridge every second Saturday with a close-knit group of friends.

Isa touched many people over the years with her unique personal style. She cherished her many friendships. Even after she became frail she was always thinking about friends and family.

She is predeceased by her loving husband Doug. She is survived by brother Gordon, sons Brian (Carol), John (Myrna), and daughter Carla Termes (Mark), and grandchildren Tierre, Jay, Ryan, Laura, and Taylor, former daughter-in-law Glennis.

A special thanks to the women of the Fraser Health Home Care for the caring and special attention that they provided. Also to the nurses at the Chilliwack Hospital and especially her physician and friend Dr. Macintosh.

A service will be held Saturday May 22, 2 pm at the Agassiz United Church. Tea to follow at the church. Donations may be made to the United Church.

Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com