Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
FRANCES TAYLOR (nee Kizuik)
1926 – 2019
On Thursday July 25, 2019 at Tudor House Selkirk, Frances Taylor aged 93 years, of Selkirk MB, formerly of Petersfield and Netley, MB.
Survived by her sister Mildred Kreamer; brother Gordon (Barb) Kizuik; sisters-in-law Muriel Kizuik, Thelma Wawryk; Irene, Rita and Liz Taylor; son Larry (Sharon), daughter Norlene (Ed) MacLeod; grandchildren Shelly, Kevin, Kristin and Russell; great-grandchildren Hannah, Mackenzie, Mason, Kaylee, and Kevin; many nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Roy; parents Nick and Vicky Kizuik; brothers, Tom, George (Lil), and Bill (Norma) Kizuik; father and mother-in-law Jack and Winnifred Taylor; brothers-in-law Lorne Kreamer, Peter Wawryk, Tim, Harold, and Bill Taylor; sister-in-law Doris (Dave) Veitch.
Frances was born in Winnipeg, a second daughter for Nick and Victoria Kizuik. Her sister Mildred and 4 younger brothers, Tom, George, Bill and Gordon, lived with their parents on a small mixed farm in St. Andrews, Manitoba, in what is known as “The Bog”. Her childhood was spent helping to run the farm; as it was for many rural kids of that era. Farm “chores” were always the priority, and big families made the work that much easier. Although they lived in a school district to the west, they attended Norwood school to the east as it was only 4 miles away. As was the common transportation mode at the time, horse and buggy or sleigh rides were always enjoyed. One of her fond memories was riding a sleigh to school dances at Norwood. The Kizuiks move to their second farm in Netley, Manitoba in 1945.
Soon after the war years she met a war veteran, Roy Taylor. They married in 1948 and settled on a farm between Netley and Petersfield. While raising a family of 2 children they helped manage the mixed farming operation of the Taylor farms with Roys brothers Tim, Bill and Harold. In early 1960’s they decided to get into a full-time dairy operation.
Frances loved attending to her garden, sewing, and homemaking; but always had time for family affairs and community activities. She always made the Taylor household a welcome place for friends and family. When farming was done by the early 1980’s they went into semi retirement, eventually moving to the Knights Centre in Selkirk in 2010. Frances and Roy made a new life of friends there, enjoying the many activities that went along with senior living. Frances moved to Tudor House in 2016 where she kept the staff there entertained with her humor and wit.
Keeping with Frances's wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private service will be held. Honorary pallbearers will be Frances's nephews, Ivan, Wade, Dale, Perry, Brian, Brent, Brad, Mike, Jeff and Derek.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frances’s memory to St. Georges Wakefield Church, Box 219, Clandeboye, R0C0P0; or the Petersfield Curling Club, Box 455, Petersfield, R0C2L0.
The family wishes to extend their thanks to Tudor house staff for their care and support of Frances.
Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.