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Goodbye Doug Taylor

Followers of Historic Toronto

If you have noticed a decrease in output on this site, there is a reason and that reason is very sad.  Doug Taylor passed away on Monday July 27th in his 82nd year after a courageous battle with cancer.  His obituary in the yesterday’s Toronto Star can be found here: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=john-douglas-taylor&pid=196609571

As his friend and executor, I promised to find a permanent home for his ~1000 posts, where all his research and anecdotes could be retrieved and recycled by future researchers.  I am in the process of connecting with such sites and will inform everyone via this route when arrangements have been made.

In the meantime, I will keep his email address tayloronhistory@gmail.com active to facilitate this transfer and to keep his friends advised of any post-Covid celebration of life. I will also approve comments that look appropriate to me but won’t be giving feedback as Doug would always do.

My condolences to those of you who knew Doug well.  I know we will all miss his entertaining blogs.

Valerie Eggertson, neighbour and friend

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2020 in Toronto