Taylor, Richard Dale

February 14, 1952 – March 23, 2012
at the age of 60 years

Visitation:  Saturday, March 31, 2012   9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Celebration of Life:   Saturday, March 31, 2012    1:00 p.m.
Fischer’s Funeral Services

Richard Dale Taylor born February 14, 1952 in Port Alberni, B.C passed away peacefully March 23, 2012 after his courageous 8 month battle with brain cancer, his beloved wife Olivia at his side. He is predeceased by his mother Hazel and his father Earl. Richard is survived by his wife Olivia, stepson Adam (Tara) Swanson, his 4 children Richard, Tonya, Micheal (Elexis) and Megan along with 9 grandchildren, his brothers Brent (Chris) Purdy, Ron (Sandy) Taylor, 2 nieces and 3 nephews. We were all blessed to have had him in our lives, husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and mentor. He was a great kind and wonderful man and will be sadly missed. His smile will always remain in our hearts.
There will be a memorial service at Fischer’s Funeral Services, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1 pm with a celebration of life to follow.
Special thanks to the many doctors that took part in his care and heartfelt thanks to many of the women at Shuswap Community Care Services for all their dedication and support through the hard times.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2.


  1. I want to Thank everyone that took part in our day with Richard ! It was amazing to see so many friends and family members together for this special day. Thanks to Fischers’ Funeral Services they did an awesome job !

    Olivia and families

  2. Thanks so much for all your thoughts

  3. All our deepest condolences go out to you Olivia & Adam, and Richard, Tonya, Michael, Megan and family on the loss of Richard. We were all very thankful that we got to know Richard, he was a happy man who enjoyed life and was always very friendly and welcoming, which we will always appreciate. He fought a hard battle, and thank goodness he had you to comfort him. Rest in peace Richard, you will not be forgotten.

  4. We would like to send our deepest condolences to Olivia and family . You are in our thoughts. We will always cherish the time we had hanging out with Richard in Cuba .

  5. Our heartfelt condolences to Olivia and Richard’s family. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Godspeed Richard !! You are at peace now. Ingrid and Greg Tippe xo

  6. Our heartfelt condolences to Olivia and all of Richards family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Our Deepest Condolences to Olivia & family and to Richard’s children.
    Richard: God Be With You – sleep in Heavenly Peace.

  8. To Olivia & family & Richard’s children we send our deepest condolences.
    Richard – God Be with You – Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

  9. Olivia and family you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Olivia and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you, and with Richard as he starts a new journey with God.

  11. RIP Richard Oliva and family my heart goe out to you

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