TAYLOR, Graham ‘Squizzy’
The FAAA has been advised of the death of Graham ‘Squizzy’ Taylor on or about 27 June 2018. He was one of the early handlers.
The following text was kindly provided by Dave Terry, a friend.
Squizz and I went to school together along with Dave Green (a Handler who died a few years ago) and we all decided to join the Navy in 1961, where we obviously became ‘Handlers’. The three of us spent time at the same establishment (Albatross) and at sea (Melbourne); some of his other postings were to shore patrol at Lonsdale as a driver (couple of stints there I think).
Squiz left the Navy in ’73 and pursued a career with the metropolitan Fire Brigade in Melbourne, where he did 12 years before venturing into his own business (commercial waste management garbage trucks). He then decided he had had enough so sold the business and moved to Alice Springs; a few years there then on to Port Pirie.
It is there that he became very ill last year, and his eldest son (a Navy WO) moved him to WA to live with him and his wife. He never really recovered from the illness and was hospitalised a couple times this year, resulting in his passing yesterday.
His main passion throughout his Naval and civilian life was car restorations, and he did make a lot of coin out of that. He is survived by his two sons Glen and Paul.
For those wishing to send Sympathy Cards etc. they can do so to Squiz’s son’s address which is as follows:
270 Duckpond Road
WELLARD, Western Australia 6170
There is a Funeral Service to be held 04 July at 1400 in Rockingham, WA. In addition there will be a Memorial Service in Melbourne a fortnight later, time and exact date TBA.