Taylor-Derek Michael of Toronto, passed away on Monday, October 10th, 2016, at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, at the age of 61. Dearly loved son of Vera (Melzer) Taylor of St. Thomas and the late William Taylor. Dear brother of Kevin Taylor of Bancroft and Ruth Monteith of St. Thomas. Loved uncle of Christopher and David Monteith and Brandon, Sara and Kristen Taylor. Derek was born in Germany on July 21, 1955. He was a Scenic Artist in the Film Industry. A memorial service to celebrate Derek’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 3-4 p.m. Cremation has taken place, with private interment of ashes in St. Thomas Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Art for Cancer Foundation.