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Miza Ellen Taylor


August 31, 1932

Sombra Township, Ontario


January 26, 2023

Sarnia, Ontario


Miza Ellen Taylor (Hiller)
On August 31, 1932, the afternoon sky turned dark during a Total Solar Eclipse. At the same time Gertrude and Wilbur Hiller welcomed a baby girl into the world. Her name was Miza Ellen Hiller and the world has been a brighter place for those who knew her. Miza was the sixth of eventually fourteen brothers and sisters. Born in the hamlet of Bradshaw, Lambton County, the Hiller family lived a modest, wholesome life. Mom passed away quietly on January 26th, 2023. She is survived by her children Marilee (Michael) Perlman, Brights Grove, Larry (Sue) Taylor, Courtney BC, daughter-in-law Diane Taylor, Camlachie, Bradley (Vickie) Taylor, Brights Grove, and Grandchildren Ian Taylor, Julie (Brian) Hancock, Christopher (Rebecca) Perlman, Stephen (Kendra) Perlman, Kayleigh (Michael) Taylor-Banovsky, Robert (Amberley) Taylor, Jessica (Samuel) Taylor-Mayer, Kara (Brendan) Douglass, Adelle (Levi) Taylor-Webb, Victoria (Katie) Taylor-Jacobs. Great Grandmother (GiGi) to Joshua & Nathaniel Perlman, Sloane Perlman, Jake & Sam, Ira & Knox , Kale & Finlee Mayer, Parker Taylor-McCallum, Max & Riley Douglass. Sisters, Shirley (Les) Wamboldt & Veda (Kenneth) Swanton. She will greatly missed by a legion of nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her Husband Robert Lee Taylor (2003), son Ronald Paul Taylor (2000), Parents Wilbert Horatio Hiller (1984) & Gertrude Louise (Ward) Hiller (1990). Sisters Irene (Irving) Telfer, Helene (Donald) Barnes, Loraine (Arthur) Shaw, Sadie (Harold) Ashburn, Vivian (Edward) Cooper, Evelyn (Bob) Newstead, Linda (Ken) Boyle & Brothers, Lawrence (Pat) Hiller, Melvin (Karen) Hiller, Carlton “Bud” (Jean) Ward, Arnold Hiller. Mom loved nothing more than spending time with family. To her children and especially her grand & great grand- children, she as an inspiration in so many ways. She was our matriarch. Christmas-On-The-Farm weekends for the kids were full of fun, games & crafts. Mom was always more interested in you and your life than herself. Her second love was gardening. She transformed a field of clay outside of Courtright into an oasis of flowers & trees. Working full time as an accountant, notably at Phippins Furniture & Children’s Aid Society, she opened Miza’s Themes on Front Street, an antiques store meant to share her love of all things beautiful with our community. In her spare time, she was a proud member of the Friendship Club in Courtright, the Horticultural Society of Moore Township & various Euchre, Bridge & Scrabble groups. We especially want to thank Rosewood for their exemplary care, Dr. Madison & Palliative Care Team and specifically Theresa who took amazing care of our mother. Miza left this world more beautiful than when she arrived in it. We will miss you. Love. You’re Family. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Miza’s Guestbook” at Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Miza’s Life will take place at the St. Clair Corporate Center - The Gateway Room, at 265 Front Street, Sarnia, on Saturday February 11th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Funeral arrangements in care of McCormack Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to Noelle’s Gift or St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia would be greatly appreciated.

Visitation & Services

2 - 5 pm

The Gateway Room

No Visitation

Celebration of Life

Saturday February 11, 2023

St. Clair Corporate Centre


Lakeview Crematorium


Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home


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Dear Brad, Vickie & Family - sending our sincerest condolences and holding sweet memories of a profoundly loving, supportive and creative woman. Miza will always be in your hearts. Love Liz & Rick Steeves
Liz & Rick Steeves

Marilee,Larry,Brad & families.So sad to here of the passing of your Mom.She was a great lady,always friendly and smiling.Our families spent a lot of time together growing up,with baseball & hockey.Miza sold Betty & I our first furniture from Phippens.You all were lucky to have such a wonderful Mom.She will be missed. John & Betty
John & Betty Armstrong

Sorry to hear about your Mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you all
Winnie Hamilton

Miza was truly a lovely lady. She was a great neighbour and grew a beautiful garden. We will miss her. Our condolences to her family in this difficult time. Sincerely, Gary and Joanne Selman
Gary & Joanne Selman

I will miss Miza at our Retired Ladies luncheon. She was a very special woman Linda Oleniuk
Linda Oleniuk

Our sincere condolences to all of the family on your loss. We have fond memories of our younger years growing up in Court right with the Taylor family and the extended Hiller family.
Hugh and Pauline Devin

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Miza. She was a cherished Aunt, with whom we shared many interesting conversations from current events, her family to gardening and her wealth of knowledge about antiques. We delighted in our calls and visits. Aunt Miza was still on top of the comings and goings of the children and grandchildren, during our visit a mere week before she passed. Aunt Miza never hesitated to start a phone conversation with “Hello, are you coming for a visit?” She always welcomed company. We truly enjoyed the time we had together. Our love to all the family. Terry and Mike
Terry Shaw and Mike Hanson

It was nice seeing your mom in the elevator. Always a cheerful hello and a smile. Thinking of you
Kim Noppen

May you find comfort at this time. Blessings for you and your loved ones.
Lynn Zachmeyer (Simmons)

Our sympathy from the Devin family. We always enjoyed running into Miza and sharing stories. We have many fond memories of lbeing the Hiller’s neighbours in Courtright.
Patricia Hobin (Devin)

My heart felt condolences to the entire Taylor family. I feel blessed and honoured to have known Miza. I always felt welcome into the fold. She was to me , Martha Stewart. She had the Midas ( or should I say Miza ) touch! A true momma bear who watched over , looked out for and was actively involved in all her kids lives. A life well lived. Rest in peace Miza.
Stephanie Edwards

Marylee and all the family my codolances on your loss of Miza a special lovely lady. I greatly appreciate having had Miza as a special friend

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