It is with great sadness that the family of Clara Taylor (nee Kembel), announces her peaceful passing on December 15, 2011.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Judy (Brian), Gordon, Neil (Frieda), Katie (Brian), Tracy (Card) and Sheryl (Curtis). Her eleven grandchildren, Christine, Robert, Tammy, Sheree, Tim, Tony, Adam, Ashley, Joshua, Jessica and Kristopher and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also known as “Mom or Grandma” to many others.

Clara (Claire) was born February 14, 1932, in Ridgedale, Sask. She was the youngest of nine children, predeceased by Alex, Jack, Albert, Vic, Mary, Martha and Amelia. She is survived by her older sister, Molly (John). Her birth mother passed away when she was only one month old. Her father, George, soon re-married and Mary was the woman she called “Mom”.

Clara married Les Taylor in Chilliwack when she was very young and together they had six children. Later in life she met and married a very kind and wonderful man, Dave Merko, she survived both her husbands. She leaves behind her very special friend, Brian and many wonderful caregivers in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Her pleasures in life were the beautiful scenery in the Fraser Valley, especially Mt. Cheam, playing bingo and the slots, as well as puttering in her garden. Although nothing compared to the love she had for her babies.…You Are My Sunshine…

A memorial will be held on January 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm from Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave., Chilliwack.

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