## 2015 W LUX  4A. INDULGENCES In Memoriam - Claude I. Taylor, OC. WORLD LUXURY Issue 2015

 

In Memoriam Claude I. Taylor, OC, LL.D., F.C.M.A.

Chairman Emeritus, Air Canada

 

 

Cofounder

 

JO LEE Magazine

The ADESTE Academy

The Claude I. Taylor Archival Library

The Thomas D. Smyth Campus At Yes

 

 

The Airline Industry and the Country Have Lost a Giant.

 

“As the wind wants to make everything dance,

May the music of laughter break through your soul.

 

As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,

May a sense of irony give you perspective.”

 

                                                                                                    John O’Donohue

 

 

Claude Taylor had mastered the art of the rare ability to implement his seemingly insurmountable vision. Unstoppable in his quest to fulfill what he set out to achieve, he was an inspiration to the thousands of lives he touched. To many, Claude Taylor “was” Air Canada, coined by his worldwide employees as “The White Knight”.

 

“If it is possible consider it done, if it is impossible, it shall be done.”

 

                                                         The French statesman, Comte de Mirabeau (1749-1791)

 

 

One of Claude’s greatest legacies – was his belief in the young!

 

In his own words:

 

“I want to tell you a story.

As you know, young people, whether at a corporation, the Boy Scouts, a university, or within the amalgamation of our community, have been an on-going concern of mine, particularly in these times of unrest.

Their goals, their dreams are far greater than what we could have ever begun to comprehend in our day! For this reason – we all must help.

Lest we forget,

it’s all about destiny, legacy believing in our philosophy

as we grow and bridge the growth until we touch the stars.” 

 

 

 





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