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June 26, 1947 - March 16, 2024

With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to our darling wife, mother, grandmother, and friend at the end of her journey on March 16, 2024, at the age of 76.

Jill leaves behind her husband of over 54 years Phil; son Dan (Deirdre, Liam & Aidan); daughter Sherra (Jay); brother Bob; 4 nieces (Janice, Natasha, Megan, Lindsay) and their families.

Jill was born in Trail, BC on June 26, 1947, to Bert and Irene Weir. Raised by her single mother Irene on Daniel Street, Jill cherished her childhood in a nurturing neighborhood filled with friends.

She had a great time being embraced by many families' lives and has developed lifelong friendships. She was also a Jobs Daughter Honour Queen. Trail was full of cousins, and she had a special bond with the Woodburn kids.

After graduation, Jill pursued her passion for nursing at St. Paul's School in Vancouver, where she graduated as a Registered Nurse, cherishing the experience as the best time of her life. Even in poor health, she attended the 55th reunion of her 1968 grad class in 2023, showcasing her enduring spirit.

While attending St. Paul's, Jill met the love of her life, Phil Taylor, and chose him to be her life mate. They married not long after on September 6, 1969.

Jill's hospital nursing career was tragically cut short by Crohn's disease in 1970, she lived with the debilitating disease for over 50 years. However, her nursing career continued within the community, first in doctors' offices and in hospice/palliative care. She was a receiver of stories and very compassionate, assisting many people and their families on their final journey.

In life she was passionate about many things. Jill was a great mother, and very proud that she and Phil were able to raise such fine children into the adults they are today. Her son Dan, born in 1974 & her daughter Sherra, born in 1976 in Prince George.

Jill was a counselor and advocate for exchange students; our house was a second home for many. She participated in many activities including, downhill skiing, long-distance rollerblading, and ice skating.

She was also a huge figure skating fan. In fact, we went to many competitions, including Skate Canada, Canadians and five World Figure Skating championships. Attending three in Canada, one in Los Angeles, and one in Nice France. We went to England twice with side trips to Europe and we cruised several times for over 30 days at sea.

For many years, our summer holidays were spent at Crystal Bay just outside Vernon at a lakeside cottage where there was no phones or TV.

Jill's life was full of fun and laughter as a very practical and straightforward thinking individual. Jill said she had a great life, great family, and great friends, and she leaves this earth with no regrets.

We would like to thank Dr. Kroeker and the staff at the Young Clinic; Dr. Deluce and the staff at BC Cancer; David, Pam & the staff at Garrison Pharmacy; the homecare nurses and aides and, of course the fine staff and volunteers at Cascade Hospice that assisted in Jill's final journey.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 2:00 pm at the Halcyon Meadows Club House, 46000 Thomas Rd., Chilliwack.

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Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, May 18, 2024
2:00 PM
Halcyon Meadows Club House, 46000 Thomas Rd., Chilliwack

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