Obituary: Carole Taylor

CAROLE TAYLOR, who alongside her husband David and transport manager David Townsley ran the Perth based company builders’ merchant and tipper operator D&R Taylor, has passed away. She was 67.
She met her future husband David in the mid-1970s, and they were married in 1977. The following year she joined the business full time.
Her life became ‘work and dogs’, David explained. “She ran a border kennels, and successfully bred a bulldog before enjoying success with a championship winning Black Russian Terrier. Carole also won prizes at the international dog show Crufts.”
She was also proud of the D&R Taylor’s rich history, which dates back to 1857. She recalled her first experiences of the business in an interview with Transport News in July 2022.
“When I arrived, it was a caravan and a shed, I was number four on the books,” she said and would become the company secretary. “I had to learn this industry and I’m so thankful to be a part of it as it has developed into a fantastic business.”
David Townsley joined in 2001, the same year the firm moved into its current site on Shore Road with a fleet of tippers and clamshell wagons.
Carole is survived by her husband David, their children Natasha and David, and seven grandchildren.

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