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Jody Leslie Taylor

Posted By obits On April 4, 2016 @ 11:49 am In Obituaries | 13 Comments

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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Condolence from Vicky on April 5th, 2016 12:43 pm

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

Condolence from Rick Weik on April 5th, 2016 12:45 pm

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.

Condolence from Carla on April 5th, 2016 12:54 pm

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

Condolence from LP on April 5th, 2016 1:26 pm

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

Condolence from Virginia Graham-Smith on April 5th, 2016 2:20 pm

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

Condolence from Janet and Bill Housden on April 5th, 2016 7:56 pm

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

Condolence from Lana Laskovic on April 6th, 2016 6:50 am

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.

Condolence from Tatton Zanardo on April 6th, 2016 8:19 pm

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

Condolence from Mike Uyeda on April 9th, 2016 1:03 am

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

Condolence from Lynn Dow on April 9th, 2016 6:10 pm

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

Condolence from Carolynn Skytte on April 9th, 2016 7:19 pm

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

Condolence from Kathleen Andersen on April 16th, 2016 1:59 am

Sorry to hear of his passing.

Condolence from Patsy and Earl DesRoches on April 22nd, 2016 5:43 pm

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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