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Date of Passing: Feb 27, 2020

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Harry (Corky) Taylor, on February 27, 2020.
Harry was predeceased by his beloved wife June on January 8, 2020.
Harry had a long career in music and broadcasting in Winnipeg. Corky found his love for music playing the steel guitar which led him into broadcasting at CKRC and then, later, CKY Radio in the mid 70's followed by Century 21 Studios. After retiring, he spent his time volunteering at CJNU radio.
In honour of Harry's wishes, no formal services will be held.
He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, sit back and listen to your favourite music.

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 29, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I remember Harry quite fondly...when I worked on the air at CJNU and if something went wrong technically, I would place a 'shout out' over the airwaves for Harry to call the station and help me. He and Lee Majors were the best duo on the airwaves back then. It was a real treat to work with and know Harry Taylor. - Posted by: Chris Marsh (Admirer ) on: Mar 11, 2020

  • Sorry for your loss. Heard Harry on CJNU. - Posted by: Jim Caron (Acquaintance) on: Mar 02, 2020

  • I didn't know Harry for terribly long, but in the short time I knew him, he was a consummate professional, and a genuinely warm and friendly guy who I liked to talk to. CJNU, The Music Community in Manitoba, and humanity in general has lost a first rate individual. Farewell. - Posted by: Scott Balneaves (Colleague) on: Mar 02, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of your loss. - Posted by: Cathy Welch (Friend) on: Mar 01, 2020

  • Loved working with him long before I became aware of just who he was in Winnipeg. The Neil Young, Lenny Breau and Century 21 stories he shared with me were impressive and certainly made me respect him even more than I already did. I was lucky enough to sit at home and listen to his shows several times. To me he epitomized cool, great taste in music, quick witted and full of energy. His brilliant post production of Round Midnight made a good show great. I will miss you Harry - Posted by: Paul Richl (friend) on: Mar 01, 2020

  • Harry was a great example of everything a human being should be. I first met him when he played steel guitar with Shorty Ladd and the Red River Valley Boys on CKRC. He then joined us as an employee of the station. We stayed connected through the years including working together at CJNU. Words are always inadequate at times like this. His family may take some comfort in the fact that Arvel and and I join a legion of others in your grief. - Posted by: Murray Parker (friend and colleague) on: Feb 29, 2020

  • One of my first musical mates and lifelong friend. Rest easy Corky, enjoy the music. Owen - Posted by: Owen Clark (Friend) on: Feb 29, 2020

  • Rest in peace, Harry. You will always be remembered by me for your outlandish sense of humour, your brilliance with a razor blade (in the days when editing really was editing!) and your ability to make even the umpteenth Eatons Trans Canada Sale commercials sound fresh and new. I still have fond memories of the Christmas spots we produced using kids to voice them, and the time you snuck a tape recorder under Ash's desk to record the conversation he had with Gordon Pinsent over a bottle of screech (you could have sold that one as a comedy album and made tons of money), My sincere condolences to your family. - Posted by: Rene Jamieson (Friend and colleague) on: Feb 29, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to Rick and Shelley and their families. The Taylor's were good neighbours to our family on Cypress Bay in Windsor Park. In my dad's final years on Cypress Bay, Harry was so kind as to offer to walk dad's dog Sara when he was no longer able. I remain grateful to this day for his thoughtful kindness. Rick and Shelley, I can assure you the sadness your feeling today will eventually subside to be replaced with fond memories. May Harry and June rest in peace. - Posted by: Greg Kirby (Friend of the family) on: Feb 29, 2020

  • I met Harry (and June) while walking my Golden Retriever, Rudy, around the neighborhood.. Harry always loved visiting with us. He would always wave and say...Hi Rudy...oh yeah, Marni too... It became a cute joke between us. He loved petting and playing with Rudy and Rudy adored him. Harry loved telling me about his music, working at the radio station, his music career and his trips to AZ... I will miss his smile and crazy jokes...My sincere sympathy and condolences to his family.. RIP Harry Baby <3 <3 ,,, Marni (and Marcel) Chartier - Posted by: Marni Chartier (Friend) on: Feb 29, 2020

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