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Taplay, John "Jack" (Died)
appeared in Sentinel Review, 1 May 2015, B, p. 6, column 5
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TAPLAY, John "Jack" - From Woodstock, at the age of 92. Our wonderful father was reunited with his precious wife on April 26, 2015 at Veteran's Care Parkwood Hospital, London, ON, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his children, Carol (John Wylie), Ray (Pat), Lynn, Keith (Dawn). His grandchildren David (Teresa) and John (Carrie) were the benefactors of his love and wisdom. He will be fondly remembered by six great-grandchildren, Connor, Nathan, Breanna, Chloe, Morgan and Charlotte. Dad was born in Woodstock, Ontario on June 17, 1922 to parents Fred and Ethel Taplay. He was the youngest of 11 children (Lily, Fred, Bruce, Iva, Dorothy, Ernie, Fanny, Vi, Daisy and May) and was the last surviving member of the family. John joined the Elgin Regiment and fought overseas during World War II, where he met and married Elizabeth (Betty) Hunter on September 29, 1945 in Clydebank, Scotland. Shortly afterwards they began their life together in Woodstock and had 68 wonderful years together. Dad and Mom were fortunate to retire in 1975 where they spent 25 winters in Florida making many lifelong friends. They loved to take cruises, having travelled coast to coast in Canada and the U.S. and returned to Britain to visit family. He was a founding member of Kendall Cab, worked many years in La France Textiles and later pursued a career in real estate in Niagara Falls. Our heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Borrie and the wonderful nurses and staff of 2 Perth at the Veteran's Care, Parkwood Hospital. Also, a very special thank you to Mary and Wendy for all of their care and compassion. Friends and relatives are invited to share memories at the S MITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME , 69 Wellington Street, North, Woodstock, ON Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 2-4 pm. Tributes and expressions may be sent online at www.smithleroy.com. Cremation has taken place with interment at a later date. In kindness and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Oxford or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation.

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Genealogical Resource
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Photograph in newspaper. WWII Veteran with Elgin Regiment.
Date of Publication
1 May 2015
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.13339 Longitude: -80.7497
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Taplay, John "Jack" (Died)