Charles Taylar

Obituary of Charles Ernest Taylar

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Died peacefully at home on January 10, 2023. He was born in St. Albans, UK. He was a son of the late Dr. Ernest and Betty Taylar. He attended Oxford, Vienna, London, and Dalhousie Universities and practiced medicine in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. He was assistant professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie Medical School and a lecturer at the Department of Family Medicine. He served as President of the Nova Scotia Psychiatric Association, Chairman of the Section of Psychiatry of the Nova Scotia Medical Society, and during his term in these positions, arranged an amalgamation of the two bodies. After that and many cold weekends in Ottawa as a member of the Constitutional Committee of the Canadian Psychiatric Association a new Constitution was brought into being. He also was involved as executive of the Halifax Medical Society, General Council, Chairman of the Economic Committee - section of Psychiatry Nova Scotia Medical Society, Psychiatric Consultant to the Behavior Modification Clinic, Director of the Forensic Clinic at Abbey Lane Hospital, and consultant to the Springhill Institution of Correctional Services. Later years were spent in private practice from his home. After retirement, his time was spent following his passion of gardening. He was known as "Mr. Greenthumb". He enjoyed travelling, golfing around the Atlantic Provinces and Florida, playing bridge and following the grandchildren in their sports and activities. He is survived by his wife, "Bunny" Camella (MacKay); daughters, Kathryn (David), Susan (Dean); sons, Richard (Elaine), Paul (Cindy); brother, Brian (Jenny), United Kingdom; grandchildren, Matthew, Jamey, Alicia, Ben, Riley, Sarah, Kate, and Logan. A special thanks is being sent to his men's bridge group for their support over the past years. A celebration of his life took place over the past two months with friends and family. Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
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