Trade Customers click here
← Back Home
← Back to the News Archive

Harbour Publishing author and sportswriter Jim Taylor passes away


Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10:33am

With sorrow we report that veteran sportswriter and Harbour Publishing author Jim Taylor passed away on the morning of January 7, 2019, at the age of 82.
 
Jim Taylor was one of  Canada’s most entertaining sportswriter, with a writing career that spanned more than six decades. Name any memorable event—from Canada-Russia 1972 to Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion tour—or any famous name from Wayne Gretzky to Muhammad Ali to the San Diego Chicken, and Jim Taylor was there giving his insightful, witty and occasionally sceptical take on the subject.

As Taylor wrote, “when sport makes instant millionaires out of kids who can hit a ball or a puck with a stick or stuff a leather balloon through a fishnet, what’s not to laugh?” 
 
Beginning his career at Victoria's Daily Colonist as a high schooler, Jim Taylor produced some 7,500 sports columns, three times as many radio shows and more than a dozen books. His passion earned him membership in the CFL and BC Sports Halls of Fame and a lifetime achievement award from Sports Media Canada.  He will be deeply missed by everyone at Harbour Publishing.