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Kelly Taylor

Kelly Taylor

Tuesday, June 8th, 1976 - Sunday, April 4th, 2021
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Obituary

It is with the heaviest of hearts we share that on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021, after a long and valiant fight, Kelly Hurlburt Taylor passed away peacefully at the age of 44, surrounded by family.

Kelly was born on June 8, 1976, in Toronto, Ontario, and was given the gift of a second chance at life through organ donation in 2001. She lived that life to the fullest, pursuing a teaching career, getting married, travelling, treasuring time at the cottage in Muskoka and raising her precious children.

She is the beloved daughter of Rob and Nancy Hurlburt, devoted sister of Lindsay Hurlburt and Julie Jones (Ryan), cherished wife of Stephen Taylor and incredible loving mother to Jackson, Lilly and Wesley. She is also survived by Gail and Doug Taylor, Denise and Kevin Vanek, and nieces Taylor and Jordyn. She is also loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and colleagues.

Kelly was known for her infectious smile, light sense of humour, compassion, strong faith and especially for her optimism and determination. She never gave up. Kelly held deep and tremendous gratitude for her organ donors and for the care provided by all of the dedicated staff at Toronto General Hospital. Having her sister walk the journey alongside her was truly a blessing.

Beautiful ~ Loving ~ Courageous. A true inspiration.

1 Corinthians 13:13. “So now faith, hope and love abide; these three but the greatest of these is love.”

~ Love you more ~

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private service will be held for immediate family only. A Celebration of Life will follow in the future when we are able to safely gather and honour Kelly in the fullest capacity.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to the Trillium Gift of Life Network or Toronto General Hospital Multi-Organ Transplant Program or The Hospital for Sick Children.
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Dema Mamon

Posted at 03:14am
Remembering you and "Kelly Taylor" in our minds and in our hearts.
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Hal Cameron

Posted at 09:04am
To Nancy, Rob, Lindsay, Julie, Ryan and the Taylor Family.
Patty and I are very sad to hear of Kelly's passing.
Our condolences to you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, during this difficult time.
Hal and Patty Cameron
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Peter Woessner

Posted at 09:22pm
My sincere condolences are extended to your family. It was a privilege to have met and known Kelly. I was so moved by her devotion to her children and grace in dealing with life’s challenges. The bright spark of her love will endure as a constant star for Stephen, Lilly, Jack and Wesley.
Peter Woessner
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Carina Jones

Posted at 10:13pm
To Rob, Nancy, Lindsay, Julie, Ryan and the Taylor Family
Danny and I as well as our extended families were saddened to hear about the passing of Kelly. We did not know Kelly well but we know from Julie what a strong, kind, determined and dedicated mother, sister, daughter and wife she was. Kelly will be missed immensely but we hope that your happy memories will bring you comfort over time. With all our love and prayers Danny and Carina Jones, Kara and Daniel Jones, Denise Spillebeen
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Tanya Minton Robinson

Posted at 03:09pm
Dear Stephen, Jack, Lilly and Wesley,
I am so very sorry to hear of Kelly’s passing. She loved and cared so very much for all of you. Kelly was a warrior and she fought hard. She will always be with you.

Tanya Minton-Robinson
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