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Aimee Alexandra Taylor

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the death of Aimee Alexandra Taylor, who died peacefully in the arms of her family, from complications related to cancer treatment. Aimee was born on March 18, 1980, in Redhill, England. She moved to Canada at age 2, and lived in B.C. until her death on September 26, 2022.

Aimee grew up on the North Shore, where she was an active member of her school and community, both as an accomplished athlete and skilled musician. Her family enjoyed hiking and camping and all the natural beauty this province has to offer.

She studied at UBC, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She later went on to complete The Writer’s Studio program at SFU. She earned many musical and writing accolades and her contributions in both domains had a profound impact on those who had the honour and joy of experiencing them. 

Aimee was an avid cyclist who loved the time she got to be on the bike and who adored her cycling community. She rode with her amazing team from Callanish Society on many occasions, most notably for the Whistler Fondo and for the Kluane Chilkat International Relay from the Yukon to Alaska. 

Aimee’s greatest desire in life was to become a mother, a dream she fulfilled in 2013. She was then diagnosed with terminal cancer only months later, and she dedicated the next 9 years to raising her daughter while pursuing treatments that would allow her more time to watch her child grow into a beautiful, kind, generous, loyal, joyous, and bright 9-year-old. Aimee’s legacy will live on through Alexa. 

Aimee is survived by her wife, Sher, and daughter, Alexa, by her parents, Elma and Julian, her brothers and sisters-in-law, Guy and Mischa, and Angus and Nadja, along with her 7 nieces and nephews, Sophie, Eva, Luca, Tessa, Tytan, Nashten, and Levan. She had a huge and remarkable community whom she loved, and she would list each of you here if space allowed. Family was everything to her, both blood kin and her chosen family.

In her final days, when Aimee was reflecting on her life, she said she wanted people to know that “Although I had a tough life, I had a good life, too.” Aimee’s Celebration of Life will be held at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver on November 1, 2022, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Callanish Society (


  • Deborah Baker
    Posted October 18, 2022 at 8:23 am

    So very sorry for all of you to lose such a talented beautiful daughter/sister/mother /friend after a long and very brave journey Having children is a blessing but one knows that opens one up to terrible grief if they precede you in death.
    I can only send love and hope you can all remember her laughing and happy I never met Aimee but she must have been an extraordinary woman I feel so inadequate to say anything that is not trite but truly will think of you all on the day

  • Val & Paul Lamb
    Posted October 18, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Your beautiful daughter Aimee will live on in your hearts and in the hearts of everyone who knew her. We wish all of your family strength and happy memories of the good person she was and the love she brought to so many.
    Val & Paul Lamb

  • Dave Cockburn
    Posted October 19, 2022 at 9:21 am

    I remember Aimee and Lynn putting on plays in our front room! Two talented actors!!

    Lasting memories.

    Ann and I will be thinking of all the good times we had in Canada with all your family. Especially Aimee.

  • Ann Cockburn
    Posted October 19, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Aimee made me laugh! As an 8 year old giving us all parts in her pantomime which she basically made up on the spot. Dragging her brothers from watching TV and even bossing Dave around to put on her show. Great imagination. Then at Angus’s wedding dancing her mum off the floor! Yes, you had a good life, Aimee. X

  • Allen Archbold
    Posted October 25, 2022 at 4:57 am

    Allen Archbold, Australia
    October 25, 2022

    I first met Aimee in Vancouver as a teenager. The family invited me to spend a few days in a lodge at Whistler.

    I had a couple of enjoyable days skiing the slopes with Aimee until on the way down, I hit some ice and hurt my knee. Aimee was very upset and blamed herself for leading me into the icy area. We sat down by the fire that night to sort out the problem. I convinced her that it was not her fault.

    I will always remember Aimee as a lovely young teenager with a bubbly personality and infectious smile. She will be sorely missed.

    Although, it’s a long time since that day, I always enjoyed snippets of family news from Alma and Jules over the years and to hear about the children as they grew up and also about Aimee’s journey through life and especially the arrival of her baby daughter.

  • Christine Hamilton
    Posted October 27, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    I only met Aimee on a couple of occasions, when I made a trip to Vancouver to visit Elma.
    Aimee, was such a popular, talented individual who excelled in academics, sports & the arts.
    A life well lived, but sadly cut short. Her memory will live on, in all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
    Love and hugs to all the Family.
    Christine x

  • Bruce and Jude Grebeldinger
    Posted October 27, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    We did not know Aimee but we have heard the lovely stories and know of your depth of caring and love for her and your granddaughter. She sounds like a wonderful woman who enjoyed her life immensely and gave so much back with joy and love. Bruce and I are truly sorry for your incredible loss.

  • John Cox
    Posted October 31, 2022 at 8:29 am

    All the way from across The Pond, I am joined by Christiane in expressing to you, our deep sadness at your huge loss of wonderful Aimee.
    We wish all her loved ones, courage and strength at this doubtless very painful and difficult time, but also we wish all of you, many many happy and perpetual memories of your wonderful life and times together with adoreable Aimee.

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