Gertrude Edith Taylor

October 9, 1922 - December 16, 2012

Gertrude Edith Taylor Gertrude (“Trudy”) Edith Taylor (nee Carkner) Oct. 9, 1922 – Dec. 16, 2012 Trudy passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning at West Lake Terrace nursing home, and will be dearly missed by her husband, Paul Van Vlack and stepdaughters Jane Van Vlack (Stephen Hatfield), Judy Bradley (Larry), and their children (Jonathan, Brian, Donald, Paul). She will also be lovingly remembered by her niece Mary Miles, grandniece Rebecca Blight and her family (Barry, Nick, Sophie), and nephews Andrew Miles, Richard Miles, Roger Carkner, and their families. Trudy was predeceased in 1999 by her loving first husband, Rodger Taylor. Throughout her life, Trudy had many wonderful friends and enjoyed interesting adventures, including extensive travel and time spent living in Jamaica and Cuba (during the Revolution). Trudy was an avid golfer, winning many trophies in Toronto and Nova Scotia, and she encouraged young women to take up the sport. Trudy was an enthusiastic artist, an accomplished bridge player, and a member of the Toastmistress organization. She supported many organizations and charities,including the Red Cross and the local hospitals in Amherst and Pictou. Sincere thanks go to the caring staff of West Lake Terrace nursing home, and to Trudy’s wonderful caregivers, Sara and Michelle. A private service will be held forfamily at a later date. If desired, donations can be made to The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online donations and condolences at