Terrance Dale Taylor was born May 8, 1951, in Edmonton Alberta to Glen Franklin Taylor and Dorothy Alberta Marguerite Greenhalgh. Sometime before he started Grade One they moved to Brandon, Manitoba. In March of 1958 his mother passed away and in July of 1959 his father married Lillian Elsie Filmer. When He graduated from high school in 1969 he moved with his parents to Lethbridge where he enrolled at the University of Lethbridge in the fall.
Dale joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in January of 1970 and after completing his second year of university he served a two-year mission for the church in Quebec.
On March 13, 1976, he married his sweetheart, Marianne Russell in the Cardston, Alberta temple. In May of the same year he graduated from the U of L with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees, completing a five-year course in four years.
Dale loved learning and had a talent for writing. He loved games and playing them with family and friends. Over the years he amassed a large collection. But most of all Dale loved his family. He taught for a number of years, held various other jobs, and ended his career at 5th on 5th Youth Services where he worked as a literacy facilitator. He enjoyed helping young people learn and reach goals and made many valued friendships.
He passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the age of 67 years. Dale was predeceased by his mother, step mother, father and a brother, Barrie, who passed away before Dale was born. He is survived by his wife Marianne, his children Terri-Anne (Jo) Sanning, Shannon (Jorge) Mansilla, Mark (Laura) Taylor and Kelly (Kevin Numerow) Taylor, his grandchildren Max, Parker, Zachary, Nolan, Emmitt and Bethany Taylor, Adrian Mansilla, and a step granddaughter Amilia Mansilla.
Friends may meet with the family at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home at 703 13 Street North, Lethbridge on Sunday, September 16 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 17 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Northside Chapel, 2223 6A Ave N in Lethbridge. Cremation to follow.