The passing of Donald "Donnie" Taylor of Fredericton, NB, husband of the late Violet (Wilkins) Taylor, occurred on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Born on July 24, 1928 in Fredericton, NB, he was the son of the late Roy and Ada (Morehouse) Taylor. Donnie worked for many years delivering milk for Thistle Dairy and always spoke fondly of the people he met. He retired from the Fredericton Fire Department in 1986, after 29 years of service. Donnie could always be found around the Devon area teasing his friends at his favourite places, Neills Farm, Joes Diner and St Mary's Supermarket & Coffee Shop. For many years he worked at the cattle barns at the FREX, helping anyone who needed him.
Donnie is survived by sons, Tommy Taylor (Norma) of McLeod Hill, NB and Peter Taylor (Susan) of Fredericton; daughter, Brenda Taylor-Grattan of Fredericton; sisters, Marlene Latchford (Carl) of Saint John and Jean Long of Fredericton; grandchildren, Vicki Coy (Dale) of Fredericton, Ricky Smith (Shelley) of Silverwood, Jill Taylor of Minto, Jeff Taylor of Durham and Brad Dunphy (Cherry) of Thailand; great grandchildren, Zachary, Alyssa, Lacey, Jack, Jada, Kaley, Ethan, Malcolm and Mikhailah. In addition to his parents and wife, Donnie was predeceased by his sister, June Linden and brother, Robert Taylor; son-in -law Everette Grattan.
Due to the current public advisory with regard to Covid-19 and gatherings, there will be no service at this time, a celebration of life will take place at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com