Margaret TAYLOR

Margaret TAYLOR

TAYLOR, Margaret. Margaret Metcalfe Taylor was born October 16, 1916 in Saskatoon to Winnifred and William James. Her father was serving in France with the Canadian Black Watch at the time of her birth. Upon his return to Canada Peggy’s father was transferred to Vancouver as a freight foreman at the CNR. Peggy attended Richard McBride School and later John Oliver High School in Vancouver. Peggy excelled at running during her high school years. After high school she attended UBC for 2 years and then Vancouver Normal School where she specialized in primary education. Later Peggy completed her Bachelor of Education from UBC. Her first school was Jubilee in Abbotsford, School District #34. From there Peggy went to Peardonville School where she boarded at the Taylor family home. At the farm she met Aubrey Arnold Taylor, her future husband. In 1942 Peggy joined the C.W.A.C. and was stationed in Vancouver until she was transferred overseas in November of 1943. In London she worked in the education center at Canada House. Peggy returned to Canada, April 1946 and taught Grade 2 at Lord Tennyson for one year. Aubrey and Peggy were married at Chowan United Church on February 14, 1947. Peggy and Aubrey bought acreage on Moulstade Road where they raised their three daughters. While the children were young, Peggy stayed home doing community service and teaching Sunday School at Trinity United Church. In the spring of 1956, Peggy organized and taught the first class of Cognitively Challenged children. The class was held in the hall of the Anglican Church on McKenzie Road. In the Fall Peggy was offered a position at Abbotsford Elementary School where she remained until 1966. At that time she was appointed Primary Supervisor, a position she held until 1976. At this time both she and Aubrey retired and they enjoyed many years of traveling. Peggy is survived and will be deeply missed by her daughters Penny Dumas (Paul), Susan Martin and Wendy Charney (Lloyd). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. There will be a memorial tea at Hallmark On The Park (3055 Princess Street Abbotsford, BC) in the Fireside Room on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Friends and colleagues are invited to attend the tea. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca


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