SALLY-RAE (SALLY) TAYLOR
May 27, 1960 - January 26, 2021
It is with heavy sorrow that we announce the passing of Sally-Rae (Sally) Taylor, age 60, on January 26, 2021. It was a peaceful passing, with her daughter Ashley at her side.
Sally fought with everything she had. Staring her cancer down, doing everything in her power to secure as much extra time with her family as possible. Never giving up, even at the end.
Sally is survived by her daughter Ashley Fletcher (née Taylor); and grandsons, Finn and Sebastian. She is also survived by her long-time partner, Peter Druzyk, step-daughters, Jennifer Bernhardt (née Druzyk) and Amanda Druzyk, as well as their families.
"Blue Grandma" as she was lovingly dubbed by her grandsons, always made sure the snacks were stocked and movies were recorded, always ready for a visit from her grand-Gremlins! Together they would watch those movies and eat the snacks, have sleepovers, play computer games, bake cookies, make meatballs, and most importantly; snuggle.
Sally loved to garden, in the years when her body still allowed it. If ever there was a dog nearby, you can bet they had already become best friends. For better or worse, she enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen (it was often for worse, but I learned early to eat it anyway and then tease/critique from a safe distance). She enjoyed trying her hand at home reno projects, as kooky as some of her ideas could be (I may never survive the flashbacks to the lemon-lime striped and sponge painted bathroom).
Sally unfortunately spent the bulk of her last few months hospitalized, which included an extended stay in Concordia Hospital's PANSU Unit. Her daughter is forever grateful for the outstanding care and compassion her mother received at the hands of their phenomenal staff. Far too many to name but know you will forever hold a special place in her heart.
As well, a huge thank you to Concordia's former Cancer Care department, especially Dr. Harris and Nick for always going above and beyond.
“You are gone far too soon but will forever be loved. Reunited with those we lost before you, I have no doubt you took a turn at the Rainbow Bridge for all the puppy cuddles first! Thank you for fighting as long and hard as you did, now you can rest easy and without pain.” ~ Ashley
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. Sally’s family kindly requests that her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos and/or sharing your own memories and stories using the comment section on this page.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.
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