John Red TAYLOR

On Jan. 30, 2008 at the young age of 59. Without a word to anyone, Red decided to take a final road trip alone on his Harley.

Greeting him at the end of his journey are his father Art and his Mother Maria; sisters: June and Aldwith, mother-in-law Beasley; and brother-in-law Tom.

Red leaves behind to cherish fond memories of their life together, his devoted and loving wife of 38 years Phyllis; his daughters: Sandy (Phillip), Angela (Jason) along with his three grandchildren: Serenity, Adrian and Jonathan

Left behind in the dust as he roared his Harley out of this life, are his siblings Ian (Tina), Brian (Terry) Maureen and Faith; his brother-in-law Gary, brother-in-law Ron (Barb); sisters-in-law Joanne (Rob), Cherial (Terry); along with many nieces and nephews whom he loved and who loved him.

Red may have had his biological family but just as important was his band of brothers whom he was especially close to – Hugo Becker, Al Waldy, Walt Klassen, Geoff Storer. Thank you. “You made his ride in this life complete”

He was also adored by many, many more friends, far, far too many to mention. He loved you all as we do.

Red lived his whole life in Chilliwack. He was very well known in the logging industry as he operated his own logging truck company, SPAR trucking. (Sandy, Phyllis, Angela, Red)

He had just semi-retired, (everyone who knew Red knew that he could never completely retire.)

Red enjoyed going to the Nooksack Casino. He also loved playing crib every morning with Phil. Anywhere that he could play Texas Hold’em he would.

Although married for 38 years, Red and Phil grew so very, very close in the past few years. It was as if their love was renewed. They truly enjoyed each other’s company and being together. Love like that is something so rare today.

Red always had a way to endear people to him. He could be the most obnoxious person in the world, and believe it or not he could get away with it. But in reality he was still the little boy in the photo holding his little teddy bear.

Mr. Reddly, you were a big man, but you had to be to hold such a huge spirit and even bigger heart.

Please join us in celebrating an incredible man and his journey through life.

Public viewing will be held Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, 7:00-9:00 pm. at Henderson’s Funeral Home.

Service will be held at the First Ave. Christian Assembly on Saturday, Feb 9, 2008 at 2:30 pm. Reception to follow in The Tea Room.

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