Jody Leslie Taylor

Jody Leslie Taylor born March 29, 1973 was taken suddenly from his family, friends and co-workers on March 31, 2016 while he was doing the job he loved. He leaves behind his beautiful daughter Tristen Mary Joyce, Elizabeth the mother of Tristen, his parents Ron and Judy, his brother James, sister in law Catharina and niece Isabella. He is also survived by many dear Aunts, Uncles, cousins, family and friends.

Jody was a gentle giant, a big man with a bigger heart. He touched so many lives. He was the power vocalist for the 90’s hardcore act Strain who would go on to tour throughout Canada, the US and Europe. After Strain, he also fronted the band Kersey. Jody had a passion and innate talent with a camera. The images he was able to capture were artistic & breathtakingly beautiful. Jody loved the water, spending the summer on his boat with Tristen and his friends.


A celebration of his life will be held Saturday April 9th, 1:00 pm at the Maple Ridge Baptist Church 22155 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge, BC.

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  1. Jaime and family. Not much will bring u peace during this difficult time. My heart is abdolutely broken for his daughter Tristen whom he cherished more then life itself. Having lost my father at 8 i know the sttuggles and heart ache that will just be there no matter what. What i do know is she has you Jaime and i know u will keep his spirit and memories alive for her. I admire your strenght. Please lean on your friends and family we are there when ever u need us. Cat has been amazing too u are blessed to have her never ending support. Your brother was one of a kind and will forever remembered fondly by all that had the pleasure to know him. All my love Vicky

  2. So sorry for this tragic loss. I hope time allows you to heal well. My thoughtsv & well wishes to all so affected by this great loss in your family.

  3. A world of love, hugs and sympathy. Jody was a wonderful friend, his laughter will be missed and friendship remembered so fondly forever. Xoxo

  4. I’ll miss you so much Jody. My heart and many others are broken and will not be the same for a long, long time. You meant so much to me and I to you. So much more time is needed with you here, you are so missed. xo

  5. Virginia Graham-Smith

    Judy, Doreen and family

    My thoughts are with you. Please know that your Barriere friends are grieving with you. There are no words to express how one feels at a time like this, words just don’t cut it. Hugs

  6. Janet and Bill Housden

    Our hearts are aching for you all at this time -hugs dear friend –

  7. Judy, Doreen and Family,
    You’re in our thoughts. Please know how much you are loved and how deeply your loss is felt by all.

  8. Tatton Zanardo

    I would like to reach out to Jody’s family and offer my condolences. I’m sorry for your horrible loss. Rest easy Jody.

  9. Gone Too Soon! I always enjoyed working with you Jody. I will remember the Good Times….like beer with the guys in the back parking lot on Friday afternoons, showing me your excellent photography, your obvious love for your daughter. Condolences and Prayers to all the family. R.I.P. Jody, old friend and co-worker, Mike Uyeda

  10. Judy
    So very sorry to hear about Jody. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lynn & Leah

  11. Carolynn Skytte

    I am really sorry and sad for your loss. Jody was a friend of my brothers and he helped me move once.

  12. Kathleen Andersen

    Sorry to hear of his passing.

  13. Patsy and Earl DesRoches

    sending all the Taylor family my love and to Ron and Judy hug’s and kisses <3 Word's have no meaning's when something this tragic has happened! I am so sorry for your loss and broken heart's!

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