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Irene Mary Taylor
Irene Mary Taylor was the paternal grandmother of Cometan and is classified as a coportant figure within Astronism.
Irene Mary Taylor (née Hardacre) (born March 7, 1932 - October 16, 2015), known mononymously within Astronism as Pacosmera and classified as a coportant figure in the religion, was an English catechist and the paternal grandmother of Cometan over whose childhood she held considerable influence which arguably lead to his religious life.
Irene had twelve children and married Derek Taylor in the early 1950s and was born to Richard and Edie Hardacre (it is from Irene's mother's name that Edie Taylorian's name is derived).
Cometan's relationship with Irene
Cometan was particularly close with his grandmother, Irene, from a very early age; the endearing and loving, yet possessive personality of his grandmother created a laid back demeanour in practically all aspects of life other than in the context of religion. Taylorian would later credit his interest in theology, religion, and philosophy to the many years he spent with his grandmother and cousins going to various churches and experiencing a lay religious life.
However, Taylorian's relationship with his grandmother in particular turned sour when Irene lost her influence over her grandson as he began high school, during which time Taylorian decided he no longer wished to spend his weekends at 222 Longmeanygate. After over ten years of his close bond with his grandmother, this devastated Irene as she understood that Taylorian was growing up and she would no longer be able to take care of him as she had done during his early childhood.
After this time, Taylorian saw very little of his paternal grandparents and was not frequently present during the years of his grandfather's deterioration which lead to Derek Taylor's death in November 2011. It is widely noted that Taylorian had not seen his grandfather a total of six months before his passing and a similar circumstance occurred during the time of his grandmother's death. Taylorian saw his grandmother for the last time two months before her passing during a visit to the hospital in which Irene had forgotten who Brandon was and had mistaken him for another of his cousins. Irene Taylor passed away at 222 Longmeanygate in October 2015, where she had demanded to be moved back to after being admitted into Royal Preston Hospital.
Neither his grandfather, nor his grandmother knew of Taylorian's ambitions to become a philosopher and theologian for although the Year of The Gift had occurred before his grandmother's death, Taylorian did not possess the same confidence in his visions and ambitions then as he did in the years to come.