James Taylor

Surrounded by the love of his loving parents, James Joseph Frederick Taylor of Saint John passed away peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital.  Born on January 24, 2016, James was the pride and joy of his parents, James Leighton Taylor and Karrie Gautreau.

James was five years old and loved to see people smile and laugh.  His smile and laughter were known to light up the room.  As he greeted people, James loved to give fist bumps and high fives.  He had a special love for his sister, Jillian and a close bond with his cousin, Hailey Taylor.  Like most little boys, he loved cars and trucks…especially anything Dodge.  James had a passion for music, loved tapping his foot and bobbing his head to the beat.  He enjoyed watching Paw Patrol, Cars, Blippi the clown and TikTok.  We will always remember our James, as he will forever be our sweet baby James, who was a cuddler and loving little boy.


In addition to his loving parents, James will be missed by his sister, Jillian; his maternal grandparents, Peggy Gautreau and Stephen Joyce; paternal grandparents, James “Tony” and Trudy Taylor; great-grandparents, Ella Kelly (Howie), Edward Gautreau and Eileen Shonaman; special cousin, Hailey Taylor; teacher, Lori Parker; friends, Shawn and Karter from daycare and his best friend, his dog, Momo “Molly”.  James will also be lovingly remembered by his several uncles and aunts, Jordan, Joel, Jason, Skyler W., Nadia, Riley, Skylar L., Connor, Dilon and Andrea; as well as great aunts and uncles.  He was predeceased by his grandfather, Mark Melvin; great-grandparents, Joseph and Cathleen Taylor and Edward and Esther Wilson; uncle, Alex Taylor and pets, Caesar and Jamie.


The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of 4AS Pediatrics, Dr. Wendy Stewart, Dr. Sarah Gander and the staff of the IWK. Thank you to Make-A-Wish-Canada and all the parade participants.  The love and community support shown towards our family will always be held close to our hearts.


Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) with visiting on Wednesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM.  Guests are asked to enter the building through the courtyard entrance, where staff will greet and assist you with COVID-19 protocol.  Please be mindful of social distancing while you wait to pay your respects to the family.  The funeral service will be by invitation only.  For those unable to attend the funeral, the service will be livestreamed and can be viewed by visiting James’ obituary on Brenan’s website on Friday. April 30. 2021 at 12:00 PM.  Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.


For those who wish, remembrances made to the living memorial to help with burial expenses would be appreciated.  For those wishing to contribute by E-Transfer, please send your contribution to Payments@BrenansFH.com and remember to reference James Joseph Frederick Taylor with your contribution.  Remembrances made to the IWK, Make-A-Wish-Canada or to a charity of the donor’s choice would also be appreciated by the family.  Online remembrances and condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com.