March 31, 1948 – March 28, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
In loving memory of Fiona Rosamund Tayless (Macneil Cowie) born March 31, 1948 in Edinburgh, Scotland and passed away at the Comox Valley Hospital, March 28, 2023, with her children by her side. Predeceased by her husband John.
Fiona’s early years were spent in Scotland and England. After graduation she attended secretarial studies and worked at the University of Bristol, where she met the love of her life John William Tayless. Fiona and John were married in 1972 and immigrated to Canada 1975. Their first year in Canada was spent in a cabin in northern Alberta where all her hand washed laundry froze on the line and they soon migrated to the Comox Valley.
Fiona loved working with children and the outdoor life. She was a brownie and guide leader and worked in the school system as a Teachers Aid, Work Experience Coordinator and in the Distance Education book department.
In her 30’s Fiona took up biking, horseback riding, skiing and became an avid paddler with numerous trips to the Nuchatlitz Islands in Nootka Sound. Fiona was a keen gardener and made many a memorable meal for her family and friends with her home grown vegetables.
Fiona was the rock of her family, the unconditional love she gave and the grace in which she lived her life will be remembered by her daughters Katie (John) and Emma (Grant) along with very cherished grandchildren Tiffany, Taylor and Aila.
In the last years of her life she loved walking her cocker spaniel Abigail and so enjoyed meeting Abigail’s dog and human friends at the “knoll” in Mack Laing Park.
Fiona will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A celebration of life to be held at a later date.
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