Dr Dugald A. Taylor

Dr Dugald A. Taylor of Sibley,  Missouri passed away peacefully on September 18th at KU Hospital with family by his side. Dugald, known by most as “Duggie” took the long way around on his journey to Missouri. Born in New York City, to a Hawaiian Mother (Jean) and a Scottish Father (William) he moved to Glasgow, Scotland where he lived until the age of 11. His family then immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he earned a Masters Degree in Physics. He served as a flight officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force Reserves for 4 years. He then attended McGill University in Montreal, to become a Doctor of Medicine. After a period in private practice he returned to school to complete a specialty in Pathology at Dalhousie University.  He worked as a Pathologist in Nova Scotia, for 20 years. In 1995 he move to the USA to work for Litton Pathology Associates, where he spent the last 18 years of his career between Wichita KS and Blue Springs MO. He loved his work and the people he worked with, always sharing his sense of humor and particular spark for life. He was a Father, a Husband, a Friend, a Teacher and a Master Tinkerer. He has always had a love for animals and will be sadly missed by his 4 furry best friends. He is survived by his Wife Jacquitta (Sibley) Sons Sean (Nova Scotia), Ian (Nova Scotia) and Michael (Ottawa), Grandsons Michael, Stephen and Nathan (all of Nova Scotia), Step Sons Derek (Washington, DC), Tyson (Kearney, MO) and Step Daughter Jody (Springfield, MO). He also leaves behind Brothers Donnie, Ali, Ian and Sister Ann (all of Hawaii). A private family service will be held in Hawaii at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, or the Wayside Waifs Animal Shelter in Kansas City, MO.


  1. Frances Griffiths MD on September 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I met Dugald in our first year together in med school. He showed up like the older brother I never had, and supported me emotionlly when I really needed it: we stayed the best of friends. He remains in my heart forever, as one of my life’s greatest gifts.

  2. Sean Taylor on June 18, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I miss you so much, Dad, each and every Day. Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.

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  4. Nina Selvaggi on October 24, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    I am awfully late in leaving this. Like Dr. Griffiths (above), I met Dugald when we were both in med school at McGill University, Montreal. One of the brightest, funniest, most capable and dearest friends I’ve ever had. He was a year ahead of me, and he lent me his notes which were a work of art! Wherever you are, D.T., keep drawing weird toon people to explain problems in physics! Keep making major GROANER puns! Silly poems! Russian sayings! YOU ARE MISSED!!
    Nina Selvaggi MDCM McGill ‘70

  5. David Hockey on June 4, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    So sorry to stumble on this. I knew Dugald during his Kentville NS years and always enjoyed his company.

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