WOI James Currie "Sam" Taylor (Ret'd)

    • RCE Badge circa 1937 - 1952

    We regret to advise that James Currie "Sam" Taylor, born in Ravenswood, ON in 1911, passed peacefully on 13 February 2007 in Collingwood, ON at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home.

    Born on a farm near Ipperwash Beach, he trained as a machinist in Sarnia before the depression redirected him to the mines of northern Ontario. Serving with the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Engineers, he campaigned through North Africa and Europe from 1939 though 1945 finishing the war as a Regimental Sergeant Major with the 1st Canadian Infantry Division. Returning to Canada, he worked geodetic surveys in Labrador, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories before settling in Toronto and working in the construction industry for 25 years.

    Reception and service were held on 9 February 2007 at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine St., Collingwood. Donations to the Ontario Red Cross in lieu of flowers.