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TAFT, Charles EARL - June 5, 1931 - April 1, 2019 It is with great sorrow we announce the death of Charles EARL Taft. Born in Bowmanville, Ontario to Charles Taft and Jessie (Gibson) Taft. Earl was raised in Oshawa. After the death of his Father he moved to Campbellford with his Mother and supported them with work in a shoe factory, a carpet factory and as a parts manager in a local garage. After the death of his Mother, he joined the RCAF working on furthering his education. As a mature student he entered Sir George Williams University getting his Bachelor of Arts Degree.On completing his studies at Queen's Theological College in Kingston, he served 7 United Church Charges before retiring in 1996. Earl married Barbara Smith in 1961. They have 2 children , Dan and Lyn (Reid) and 2 grandsons, Samuel and Isaac. Predceased by his sisters Helen, Muriel and Marguerite. Survived by sister Fran Doner. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Edith Rankin Memorial United Church on Tuesday, April 9,2019. Visitation between 10:00-11:00, following the service at 11:00 there is a reception. In lieu of flowers donations to Camp Quin Mo Lac, 336 Franks Road, Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0 or Edith Rankin Memorial United Church 4080 Bath Road Kingston, Ontario K7M 4Y7 would be appreciated by the family. IN CARE OF SIMPLER TIMES CREMATION SERVICE 613-389-7223 / 613-382-3683 online condolences HREF="http://www.simplertimes.com">www.simplertimes.com
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Posted by brenda Taylor (was our minister) On Wednesday, April 10, 2019
We were sorry to read of Mr Taft's passing. He was our minister in Harrowsmith for a number of years and in 1968 he performed our wedding ceremony. Remembering him with fond memories.
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Posted by Neva Moelker (acquaintance) On Tuesday, April 9, 2019
My sincere condolences -- his great faith carried him through this life experience like no other. He will be missed but we are so much richer to have known Rev. Taft. May he rest in the arms of the God of his faith. Neva Moelker
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Posted by Pat ( Wallace) Kapuscinski (Scool Friend) On Monday, April 8, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Earl. My prayers and Thoughts are with you.Pat

Dear Barbara
Posted by Bill McDonald (friend) On Saturday, April 6, 2019
Dear Barb.

So sorry to hear of Earl's passing. Please convey my thoughts and prayers to your family. Despite the years passing I have great memories of you and Earl during visits to Grace United Church in Sydenham.

Kind thoughts and prayers

Bill McDonald and family

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Posted by Drew Makepeace (Friend) On Friday, April 5, 2019
My condolences to Barb, Dan and Lyn and their families. I'll always remember Earl from my occasional visits to Kingston at Thanksgiving and Christmastime. He will be missed.
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