June 24, 1966 – March 19, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Master Corporal Julia Taylor (Canadian Forces Decoration, retired and Registered Animal Health Technologist). She was 46 years old.

Julia leaves her husband, Jim (James), and cats: Mr. Bear, Sally Anne, and Ripley, all of whom were rescue cats. She further leaves: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David and Sheila Taylor from Fruitvale; brother Andrew from Montrose; sister Charlotte for Calgary; nieces and nephews: Nathan, Nicholas, Gweneth, Jacob; aunt and uncle, Mr. & Mrs. Ian and Mary Taylor from Didsbury, Alberta; and Aunt Rita in England.

Julia grew up in Worcester, England, leaving behind her dog, Pip, and relatives. She attended J. L. Crowe High School in Trail, B. C. She is remembered by great friends: Jaqui, Brenda, Janet, and Kathy.

Julia joined 44 Field Engineer Squadron in Trail, B. C. in 1986. She was chief clerk from 1986 – 1990, then transferred to the regular force from 1990 until 1999 when she then attended UCC in Kamloops for the Animal Health Technologist course, graduating in 2001. Julia was employed at Central Animal Hospital in Vernon, B. C. from 2001 until her cancer diagnosis in January 2012. She was a very dedicated Registered Animal Health Technologist and worked first with Dr. Udenberg and Lynn, later with Dr. Smith, Dr. Keith, and fellow staff: Linda, Janet, Lisa, Jody, Lisa, Maddie, and Nadine. Julia was proud of the animals in her care.

Julia was also involved with the 223 Red Lion Air Cadets Squadron in Vernon, B. C. as a supply officer. Her experiences in the military were a great asset to the squadron.

Julia’s family would like to thank Dr. Hardy, Dr. K. Perrier, and the staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their excellent care. A special thank you to Mr. Vaugn Strang, a good friend.

Julia passed away on March 19th, 2013 at Hospice House in Vernon, B. C. with her parents, husband, and staff by her side.

The funeral service for Julia will be held at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on April 8th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Canon Chris Harwood-Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Julia’s name to the Vernon Hospice House or a trust fund account at Central Animal Hospital in Vernon to help animals in need.

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