Taylor, Cornelia “Connie”

Taylor, Cornelia “Connie” – It is with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great great-grandmother, Connie Taylor, in her home in Chaswood, on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Born in Dordrecht, Holland, Connie came as a young war bride through Pier 21 to Nova Scotia. Connie was an exceptional businesswoman and was instrumental in the early development of Taylor Lumber Co., in which she took great pride. At the same time, Connie raised five children, and was a wonderful mother, making it one of her main goals to have her children come to know the Lord. Her devout faith sustained her throughout her life. Her family and friends admired her independence and her thrill of travel. Rob and Caroline, who were close to their mother, stayed by her side during her final days. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Connie is survived by son, Robert (Eve); daughter, Caroline (Bruce) Clarke; daughters-in-law, Linda and Janette; son-in-law, Robert Kendall; sister, Caroline Heitmeyer, Australia; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter. She was sadly predeceased by her daughter, Ariette, and her sons, Roy and Brent.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Wittenburg Baptist Church, 777 Wittenburg Rd., Rev. Robert MacCormack and Rev. Aubrey Deslatte officiating. Burial to follow in Pioneer Cemetery, Middle Musquodoboit. Please join the family for a reception in Connie’s home following the burial. Memorial donations may be made to Mount Traber Bible Camp, Chaswood or Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation – Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital for their caring and compassion.