Marion “Floy” TAYLOR

TAYLOR

Marion “Floy”

February 4, 2014

Floy was born in Calgary on March 9th, 1934, to loving parents Marion Elizabeth (Honeywell) and John Gordon Fletcher. She was raised in East Calgary (Ramsay area) and attended Ramsay, Colonel Walker and Western Canada High Schools. She was “First Girl President” of the Students Union at Western in her graduating year 1951-52. She co-chaired a 75th year reunion for Colonel Walker School in 1986(formerly East Calgary High where her parents were also former students there). Floy moved to Winnipeg in 1952 with her parents and went to Business School. In later years, she married Gordon Johnson and had three children – Bruce, Wendy and Brenda, all born in Winnipeg. They all moved to Port Moody, BC, in 1969 and lived there for 8 years. With her children, she actively was involved with their activities in school, School Band Progress, the Church and the Community. She was in C.G.I.T. as a teenager and became a leader, and taught C.G.I.T. leadership training for 14 years in Winnipeg. Floy happily returned to Calgary after 25 years, to again be with her larger family of cousins, aunts and uncles. She worked 23 years as a Medical Assistant, 7 years in BC and continued the work she enjoyed at Willow Park Clinic in Calgary until she retired in 1994. Her “special place” was “the Cottage” in Sylvan Lake from 1987-1993 and then made it her permanent home. She married Bob Taylor of Sylvan Lake in 1996 and added family of 2 step sons, Tim and Bill. She was “Granny” to the precious joys of her life, Nathan and Joel Brisco, and Erika, Rebecca, Ethan and Monika Neufeld. Her music, flower gardens, and sports were her special interests in life. Family, close friends and friendships were most important to her. She enjoyed her piano, symphony and musical concerts. From childhood on, skating, baseball, tennis, basketball, curling and later golf was “time well spent”. She became a member of “The Southern Alberta Pioneers” and Their Descendants in 1988 from a personal pride of her Fletcher family heritage and settlement in Southern Alberta prior to 1890. When she moved to Sylvan Lake, she took an active part in the Friendship Centre, (now Senior Center) Senior Bridge, Senior Curling and was a member of Lakewood Golf Course since 1987, and served as Executive including Ladies Golf. She enjoyed her Bridge and was always grateful for her “special ladies group” in every city she lived in, including Sylvan Lake, meeting regularly. She is survived by children; Bruce G. Johnson (Rebekah Bell) of Maple Ridge, BC, Wendy D. Brisco (Stuart) of Greenwood, BC, and Brenda E. Johnson (Peter Spence) of New Minas, NS, grandchildren; Nathan (Adrian), Joel Brisco, Erika (Adam), Rebecca, Ethan, and Monika Neufeld. She is also survived by her first husband, Gordon L. Johnson (Mary Bedard) and second husband, Bob Taylor. Funeral Service will be held at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5020 48 Street, Sylvan Lake, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations in Floy’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 101 6751 52 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4K8. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com.

Arrangements entrusted to:

EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL

4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.

Phone (403) 347-2222


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