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Colin Mackinnon Taylor


January 14, 1954

Stratford, Ontario


August 11, 2023

London, Ontario


Colin Mackinnon Taylor, 69, passed away on August 11, 2023, after a brief illness.

Born in Stratford, Ontario, on January 14, 1954, Colin was predeceased by parents Ronald Dennis and Laura Jessie (Mackinnon) Taylor, brother Michael Taylor, brother-in-law John Till and sister-in-law Hilda Taylor. He is survived by his sister Dorcas Till and brothers Stewart Taylor, Ronald (Pat) Taylor, Geoff (Diana) Taylor and sister-in-law Karen Taylor. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be dearly missed by Jim (Mary) Tayler and Teresa Birkmann.

Colin will be remembered by his loving family, friends and fellow musicians for his sense of humour, boisterous laugh and a presence that could fill any room. As an accomplished guitarist, he travelled from gig to gig covering the blues greats and wrote and recorded his own music. He was a buyer and seller of vintage musical instruments, which was one of his greatest passions in life.

Colin lived his final years in Sarnia, Ontario, pursuing his love of music.

Cremation has taken place and in lieu of flowers or gifts of sympathy please feel free to make a donation to University Hospital Cardiac Unit (London) or a charity of your preference. Colin's life will be celebrated with a private family gathering. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Colin’s Guestbook” at

"I see my light come shining
From the west down to the east
Any day now, any day now
I shall be released"
Bob Dylan

Visitation & Services

No Visitation

Private Services


Lakeview Cemetery


Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home


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Family Memories

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I miss the sandbox buddy Colin since our last visit of which all were treasured and always looking forward to the next. Even though that will not be he and his big smile are always with me and never will be forgotten. Dearly missed Tex
Steve Jessop

I was very sad to hear of Collins passing.I got to know Collin pretty gd when he played for me at the Bluesail.Nobody rocked the stage lk the big guy.He was the best we had alot of laughs and gd times together.I will miss you big guy your friend always Rip Forbsy.
Wayne Forbes

Dear Jim,Mary and Colin's entire family. Lorenda and I would like to say how very sorry we are to read about Colin passing away. We used to have some great visits when we would see him on our morning walks. He always made us laugh... He will be missed by alot of people!! Rest In Peace Colin Love Cheryl Simpson and Lorenda Carrothers
Cheryl Simpson

Dear Colin, Too Soon Gone - Always loved and remembered Kathryn, Jeff and Jason Manuel
Kathryn Manuel

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