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Born:Vancouver, BC
Died:April 26, 2010
Vancouver, BC

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Joan Taylor gave cheerful support to friends, helpers, neighbours, and family. She almost graduated from secretarial school--but she got hired instead, that would've been June of 1927. Meanwhile she studied and eventually became a CGA. A fall, a bad back, ailing parents to look after, and eventually she worked from home, which became Grand Central Station for various and sundry of us acquaintances, through the last 40 years of her life. Friends or relatives in England and California kept in touch. A remarkable telephone and impromptu-visitor network kept in contact with Joan.

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It was December 1987 and I needed a place to live for a month, Joan offered her newly renovated basement which made life easier, one less problem to sort out, she didn't hesitate and it was perfect.
Added by Val Grimes

Joan 'n' Jasper vs. Canada Post
Over the years Joan was a big supporter of Canada Post. Joan relied on her postman and he looked out for her--this was a different guy. This episode was my fault--Canada Post delivery van at the curb, guy jumps out with a parcel. I thought I'd be helpful, open the door. Jasper thought he'd be Rin Tin Tin, stepped out & barked. Next day Joan gets one letter--"We won't be delivering to your house anymore because you have a dangerous dog." I had a big red face. Joan knew just what to do--she behaved with humility, apologized, highly business-like, "How do I get my mail restarted?" After a couple of weeks a post office manager, judge and jury, came to the house to be convinced that Jasper wasn't a threat. Joan was sharp and gracious all the way! The bureaucracy ignored vulnerability, circumstances, loyalty--they might be king but marks for integrity ALL go to Joan.

Added by Val & Sam Grimes
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