Long-time Taylor mayor Fred Jarvis has passed away

Hugh Smith

Former mayor of Taylor Fred Jarvis has passed away.
Friends and family say Jarvis died in his sleep, of natural causes on Sunday, at the age of 74.
Jarvis was born in Manitoba in 1944, but moved to Taylor in 1971. He was elected to council in 1979, serving two terms before running for mayor in 1986, a position he held until 2014, when he retired.
Dawson Creek mayor Dale Bumstead says Jarvis was very well-respected in the area.
"Fred's been such an iconic invidiual in our community, and was known as the mayor of the Peace, I think, in lots of respects," Bumstead said. "He served Taylor so well for so long, and we all had that respect of the passion and the purpose that he demonstrated to Taylor, and it'll be a big, big gap in our region just from a perspective of somebody who had that calm perspective about leadership."
Jarvis is survived by his wife Judy, his two daughters Anna and Beverley, and his son David.
A public funeral has reportedly been planned for Saturday, in the Taylor Community Hall, beginning at 10 a.m.

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