David William Taylor

April 3, 1925 – October 11, 2006.


Dave was born in Vancouver and lived in the White Rock area since 1937.

He attended both White Rock Elementary and Semiahmoo High.

He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1944 and the Merchant Marines in 1946.


Dave spent 35 yrs. driving truck and once he retired he wrote poetry about the things he had done during his life and shared his experiences with others through his published book “The Highway was My Home”.

He was still actively involved with the B.C. Line Drivers pre 1965 and the American Truck Historical Society.


Dave was a kind and thoughtful man who always put others first.

He was a great husband, father and friend to all who knew him.


Dave was predeceased by his parents Aurthor Taylor and Mary Hawkshaw, his brother Edward Taylor and step granddaughter Sarah O’Brien.


Dave leaves to mourn his wife Pat, daughter Susan (Glen) Hilton, step children Scott (Janice) Buchanan, Diane (Dave) Bradley, Pat (Philine) Gilmore and Darrell Gilmore.

Grandchildren Sarah (Bill) Mc Kay, Amy (Wayne) Klassen, John Buchanan, Jenna (Tyler) Watt, Ryan Bradley,


Davina Taylor, Doris Chetman, Keith (Tammy) Newton, Alissa, Nikki , Alyssa Gilmore, and 13 great grandchildren. Sister Julia Rawluk, and many friends.


There will be a celebration of David’s life held on Sat. Oct. 21 2006 at the Ocean Park Community Hall 1555-128 Street, Surrey, at 2:00 p.m.