In Celebration of

Olive Matilda Taylor

March 11, 1922 -  February 12, 2019

Ollie passed away peacefully, on February 12, 2019 at Trillium Mississauga Hospital in her 97th year. Ollie was a remarkable spirit who lived a busy and energetic life, touching many lives. She was predeceased by her husband Alan and cherished friend George Switzer. Loving mother of Kent (Wendy), Margot (Sebastiano) and Craig (Gail}. Proud and loved grandmother of Rob (Jesika), Cheryl (Ian), Elise (Sean), Kelsey (Josh), Erin (Luke), Mitchell and Liam and special great-grandmother of Kasey, Marley, Evangeline, Kelela, Erica, Gwyneth and Evelyn. Dear sister of Peggy (Val) Simmons, predeceased by brother James Cooper and sister Doris Keyes and Auntie Ollie to numerous nephews and nieces. We cherish the legacy of energy and passion of our bridge player, gardener, wordsmith, and matriarch, whose warmth touched us all. Ollie worked tirelessly with several community organizations and received the Etobicoke Volunteer of the Year Award 1992. Special thanks to Trillium Hospital for their loving care and to the staff at Tapestry retirement residence for their tremendous support throughout her 7 years there. Visitation will be held at Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St W. (between Kipling and Islington) on Feb. 15 from 7 to 9pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb.16 at 2pm at St. James United Church, 400 Burnhamthorpe Rd. in Etobicoke with reception to follow. For those who wish, donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the CNIB.


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Bridget van der Zweep (cousin)

Entered February 13, 2019 from Iroquois

I am so sorry to hear of Ollie's passing. She was a great lady and we have many good memories of her. Kent, Margot, and Craig our prayers and thoughts are with you as you mourn for your mother. Please keep in touch with me. God bless, Bridget and Ted

Jeanine, Mark and Melissa George (neighbour)

Entered February 13, 2019 from Mississauga

We were sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

enrica coomber 

Entered February 14, 2019

beautiful lady, beautiful person... will be missed .. condolences to the family

Alex Norton (friend)

Entered February 14, 2019

She was the last of the collection of mothers and "Other mothers" loved by the gang of kids that grew up on Dorlen Ave/Agar Cres. The friendships formed then, with those kids and their parents, lasted the rest of her life and the lives of those around. She will be missed. Thinking of those she left behind!

Julie Ditta (friend)

Entered February 14, 2019 from Whitby

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. It sounds like Ollie passed peacefully. You will miss her. Olive left quite a legacy. She sure lived a long time after her triple bypass. I remember going to see her in the hospital with my mom, Dorothy. Your mom's chocolate cake recipe was the best ever. I still have it. I was fortunate to see your mom at your house in Pickering. It sure seems like the end of an era. I have a lovely picture of Ollie and Dorothy in bathing suits when they were young woman. My mom admired Ollie so much.
I'm fortunate to still have my best friend from childhood, along with several other childhood and highschool friends. We make an effort to see each other several times a year. We all turned sixty this year.
Thank you for keeping Su and me posted. I'll pray for Ollie's safe journey. Take care.


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