December 25, 1938 - October 27, 2023
In loving memory ~
My name is Larry Taves and I was born in Chilliwack, BC on December 25, 1938, to Dorothy and Leonard Taves.
I met my future wife, Marilyn McKay, at Kamloops High School. We were married on September 30, 1960, just a few months after I. enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
I served as an AI Jet Navigator during my 13 years in the military before taking an early retirement. I logged over 1600 flight hours on both the CF100 and CF101 Voodoo all-weather interceptors.
After retirement Marilyn and I began a new chapter in our lives, spending 25 years in the restaurant industry.
Later in life, I graduated from the University of Victoria as a mature student, earning my MBA at the age of 60.
In 2002 we moved back to Chilliwack and joined the Cheam View United Church, which became our extended family.
I am survived by my wife of 63 years, Marilyn Taves (Mckay), two daughters, Cheryl Taves (Keith Baker), and Deborah Taves-Stewart (Ferdinand Alcos), my precious granddaughter, Madison Stewart, and my closest cousin Mildred Dargatz and her family.
My journey ended on October 27, 2023. A celebration of my life will be held on December 2nd, 2023 at 2:00 pm PST at Cheam View United Church on 45835 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chilliwack Hospice, in gratitude for their compassion and caring that comforted me during my last days with my beloved family.