It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Claude Taylor, past President and CEO of Air Canada from 1976 to 1984. Claude would have turned 90 years old on May 20th.
Claude joined Trans-Canada Air Lines in 1949 in Moncton, NB as a reservations clerk in the Traffic Division remaining with the company and rising to become President and CEO of Air Canada in 1976, then Chairman in 1984. He remained with Air Canada, in Executive and Board positions, through the late 1990s - a career spanning nearly 50 years in the airline and aviation industry. - See complete obituary at:
The family would like to invite all, especially his extended Air Canada family, to express their condolences and, especially, to celebrate his life and share their memories of him, at one of Dad’s favourite places, the Forest & Stream Club, 1800 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval, (2.1 kms west of Dorval Avenue) on Monday, May 4th from 2pm TO 7pm.
Articles about Claude Taylor
Memories of Claude Taylor
"Claude Taylor was a friend and mentor to many. He had the rare ability ,in a modest and natural way, to inspire his colleagues to do their very best.He had mastered the art being inclusive, thus embracing the hearts and inspiring the minds of others to pull together to accomplish their big dreams
We will miss him very much. He will be in our hearts,thoughts and prayers. John Wildman"
"He was a gentleman and a very generous man, he was in my opinion Air Canada...all who worked for him loved him, he was an inspiration to all of us. He will always be remembered for his kind demeanour and love of the Airline and his employees had a great respect for him, which encouraged them to work that much harder as he was our mentor...we all believed in him. May he rest in peace, God bless his family at this difficult time
Sincerely, Leda Millar"