Margaret Taylor

Obituary of Margaret D Taylor

Taylor, Margaret D., died June 2, 2021, at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building. Born in Sault Ste. Marie with family connections to the Mortons, Brasons and Brownlees of St. Joseph's Island, Margaret never lost her affection for the Algoma Region of Ontario where many extended family members reside today. After growing up in the Sault and with the advent of World War Two, Margaret enrolled in the Canadian Women's Army Corps reaching the rank of Sergeant. She worked at National Defence Headquarters before volunteering for overseas deployment where she met and married her husband at Camp Aldershot England in 1945. They would return to civilian life living in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. A determined woman, Margaret, after raising two children, completed a BA at York University followed by additional courses before working with the North York Public Library System and Chesebrough Ponds in Markham. An active community volunteer, Margaret was particularly dedicated to her church. In Halifax that was St. Peter's Anglican, Birch Cove; in Markham Ontario that was Grace Anglican. Survived by son, Glenn (Peggy) Taylor, Halifax; daughter, Susan (Richard) Montgomery, Markham; grandchildren, Jillian (John) Achenbach, Halifax, Steven (Sarah) Montgomery, Barrie, Colin (Jennifer) Taylor, Dartmouth, Roger Montgomery and Laura Montgomery, Markham; great granddaughters, Rebecca and Elodie Achenbach Halifax; sister, Joan ( Don ) Vardy , Sault Ste. Marie. She was predeceased by parents, Mary (Morton) and John Brason; husband, Ed Taylor; brothers, Cliff, Albert, Jack; sister, Alice. Arrangements have been entrusted to T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 71 McQuade Lake Crescent, Halifax, 902-835-4212. To leave words of comfort and condolences for the family please visit, Margaret's family wish to acknowledge and thank the staff and administration of Camp Hill for their dedication to and care of Margaret while she resided there. When the Covid 19 Pandemic is over, a celebration of life will be held in Markham. Burial will take place in York Cemetery, North York, Ontario beside the dashing young sergeant major with whom she fell in love seventy-six years ago, when the world was waging a war of a different kind. If memorials are being considered, the family asks that they be made to a charity of one's choice or the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Garden.
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