Ross Taylor Passed away suddenly on Fri., Nov. 14, 2008. Robert Ross Taylor, of Durham, in his 81st year. Beloved husband for 60 years of the former Joyce Phillips. Loving father of Susan and her husband Dave Campbell of Hanover, Doug Taylor of Brampton, and Cathy and her husband Don Lantz of Holstein. Cherished grandfather of Ryan Campbell and his fiancée Elisha Weishar, Justin Campbell, Wendy Taylor and her friend Mark, Tyler Lantz and his fiancée Heidi Nemeth, Brady Lantz and his wife Shannon, and Jenna Lantz. Great-grandfather of Will. Dear brother of Dorothy McGillivray, Betty and her husband Len Green, and Bev Taylor and his wife Marion. Brother-in-law of Howard and Cathy Phillips. Predeceased by his sons Bill and Peter, and his brothers Sandy Taylor and Russel Taylor. Ross was a lifelong resident of Durham and was involved with many organizations. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was a Life Member of the Kinsmen Club. He served as a Councillor for the Town of Durham and was Durham’s longest standing Bingo caller. He was honoured for his community involvement by receiving the Citizen of the Year award. Visitation was held at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Sunday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Celebration of Ross’s life was held at the Funeral Home on Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Rev. Jim Johnson officiated and Marilyn Dickson played the organ. Words of remembrance were given by Jenna Lantz and Larry Vollett. Special music was “In the Garden,” “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” The flower bearers were Jenna Lantz, Heidi Nemeth and Shannon Lantz. The pallbearers were Tyler Lantz, Brady Lantz, Don Lantz, Dave Campbell, Justin Campbell and Larry Vollett. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to DCHCF – Durham Hospital would be appreciated by the family.