TAYLES, Elizabeth Jean (nee Keller) – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, Sarnia, surrounded by her loving family. Dedicated and caring wife to the late David (2010) for 58 years. The best mom ever to Debbie Brown (Dave), Karen Fraser (Rick), Margo Smith (Greg), Mary-Jo McAuley (Pat), Mark Tayles (Janice) and Brad Tayles (Kellie). Loving grandma to 15 grandchildren: Taylor (Lauren) Brown; David (Jenn) Fraser, Lynsey (Kevin) Philipsen and Jamie (Danielle) Fraser; Brandon Smith, Corey (Jenny) Smith and Travis Smith; Shannon (Trevor) Waller and Shawna (Stu) Chartrand; Justin, Lauren and Kevin Tayles; Brayden and Breanna Tayles; Joel (Courtney) Scullin. Proud G.G. Ma to 12 great grandchildren: Ainsley and Ashton Fraser; Fraser and Kensley Philipsen; Hazelynn and Primrose Smith; Reese and Madelane Waller; Caitlan, Alexandra and Dylan Chartrand; and Mariah Scullin. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Isabella Keller and her sisters Nettaline, Bernice, Edith, and Margaret. Survived by her sister Isabella, and her brothers Joseph (Gail) Keller, and George (Kit) Keller. Jean was a warm, kind hearted, strong and reliable lady who was completely devoted to her family, friends and neighbours. Her laughter, love and support will live forever in our hearts. She will truly be missed by all whose lives she touched. She was proud of her nursing career at St. Joseph’s Sarnia, and also proud of her creative talents which she passed along to her daughters! Her love of nature and animals, especially her feathered friends, was a tribute to her nurturing spirit. By the way, our Dad sent a special double rainbow to escort Mom to heaven, on the night of her passing. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Dr. Allison Crombeen and the incredible team of nurses and auxiliary staff at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care. Cremation has taken place and at Jean’s request there will be no visitation. A memorial Mass in celebration of Jean’s life will be held at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014. A “celebration of life” luncheon will be held following the mass at St. Benedicts Parish Hall. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care, the Sarnia & District Humane Society, or St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. smithfuneralhome.ca
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