Brian Taylor (6 Apr 1942 - 21 Dec 2021)

For Charitable
Donations To

Lighthouse Womens Aid

For Charitable
Donations To

Chelmondiston Methodist Church

Funeral Service

Location
Ipswich Crematorium Ipswich IP4 2TQ
Date
4th Feb 2022
Time
9.45am
Funeral Director
Southgate & Roberts Funeral Directors

In loving memory of Brian Taylor who sadly passed away at home in Chelmondiston on 21st December 2021 aged 79 years. Expert computer programmer with several top companies. In retirement learnt New Testament Greek and studied the classics. Three daughters Lara, Ruth and Julie.

Donations if desired to Chelmondiston Methodist Church or Lighthouse Women’s Aid

For anyone who is unable to attend Brian's funeral in person are welcome to join online by visiting the following website and using the login details below.

www.obitus.com

Login username: deke1478

Password: 016800

Lara Taylor lit a candle
Roger Hayward wrote

Brian was blessed with a skill and passion to study,read and speak foreign languages. These embraced Latin-Greek Italian and French.When in Sunday church it was announced the Bible reading for the service, i would look over to were Brian was sitting in the pews and find him reading from the original Greek version.
His passion for the country of Italy was very evident and was a very patience and gifted tutor when at our weekly Italian classes. Sitting in our armchairs opposite each other as the cd tutorial was switched on and off until such time Brian was satisfied with my pronunciation of Italian.
I know that Brian even recently still had a desire to spend time in that country,this time as a teacher in his own language of English.

Addio Brian

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  • Hi Roger, You have insights to my father that I never did. I thank you for these words, they are quite precious. I knew he loved Ancient Greek, but wasn’t aware of his breadth of his talents in languages or his ability to speak them. With your words I can see my father, in an armchair waiting patiently for your correct pronunciation. Thank you for being a friend to him. It gives me great comfort to read this. With love, Lara Taylor

    Posted by Lara on 26/01/2022 Report abuse
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Michael Allen wrote

I got to know Brian over a number of years as I visited his home. He would always remind me of his Christian commitment which began under the guidance of a senior officer in the Royal Navy in which Brian served. Because of his late blossoming expertise in Classical languages, he offered to help me improve my Latin, and we read a number a texts together. Brian's great love was books including ones on Italy,a country which greatly interested him and which he visited a number of times. He attended the services of the village Methodist Church while he was still able, and supported the local Messy Church group for children and their parents. I shall miss his friendship and fellowship, and thank God for them and for him.

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  • Dear Michael, I hope we can chat sometime soon, since you know my father well, and I would love to know more of your friendship with him. Thank you for your kind words, and for giving me a little more insight into this man who was my father, whom I loved but didn’t really know. I share his love of books but not his ability with languages. I have fond memories of trips to bookshops, which I didn’t mind at all. Blessings to you, Lara Taylor

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