Newsletter for the
Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia - Volume 23,
We acknowledge and pay our
respects to the Traditional Custodians of
Pittwater, as well as our Indigenous readers
GWEN TAYLOR (1945 - 2022)
Gwen Taylor, one of the longest residing members of the
Scotland Island community, died on Wednesday, 29 June
after a lengthy illness.
Gwen was born in Sydney and educated in Naremburn on the
Lower North Shore. She worked in administration and met
her husband, Greg, in 1969. In 1972 the couple moved to
the island, building a waterfront home on Florence
Terrace. It was in that house that Gwen and Greg were to
raise their three children: Alison, Daniel and Alana.
In her many years on the island Gwen made numerous
contributions to the community. She was a prominent
champion of the first kindy, helping to get it up and
running. She was also involved in many island plays. For
instance, she played the title role in 'Alice in
Wonderland' and acted in Chaucer's 'Canterbury
'Mum loved the island', says Gwen's daughter Alana. 'She
also loved the community, and knew it was the place for
her children to grow up in.'
'Mum always said why would I move off the island when it
offers beautiful wildlife, the best views of the yacht
racing and when every day feels like a holiday.'
Gwen had many great friends on the island, some of whom
have moved away, while others remain, including the Batts,
June Lahm and Cass Gye.
'Mum was always there for a coffee and a chat', says
Gwen leaves behind her husband Greg, three children and
four beautiful and healthy grandchildren.
A service will be held in Gwen's memory at St Anthony in
the Fields, Terrey Hills on Saturday, 9 July, 2.15pm.
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