M.J (Merdith Joseph)
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Passed away peacefully on April 18, 2013. He was born on December 10, 1915 in Midland Ontario, the fifth of 7 children to Herbert William Taylor and his wife Edith Odelia (nee Elliot). He attended the University of Toronto from 1936 to 1940 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mining Engineering. During part of his time in University he lived in residence at Knox College where he was the reigning ping pong champ. Dad worked underground for Inco in 1940 until 1942 and then later at the Pickle Crow Mine in Northern Ontario. He joined the army and served as a Lieutenant in Italy in WWII and was the regimental light heavyweight boxing champ - undefeated in 7 bouts - during his time in the service. He returned to civilian life in January of 1946. M.J worked for the Noranda Group from 1946 until August 1980. During this time he met and married his wife of 48 years Agnes Elizabeth Cuthbertson ( Betty), and raised four children. Father enjoyed a good game of billiards, hunting, golfing and playing the piano. His passion, especially in later years, was reading - especially Louis Lamour. His career with Noranda progressed from shift boss, at the Horne Mine in Noranda Quebec, through to Mine Manager at the Bell Mine in Granisle B.C. He was predeceased by his wife Betty, in 2001, one daughter, Elizabeth, in infancy, 4 sisters;. Orma, Katheline, Joan and a twin sister Mary, as well as two brothers Albert and Ken. He is survived by his four children Herb (Maggie) of Sheho, SK, Joe (Josée) of Tecumseh , ON, Paul of Calgary, AB, and Suzanneof Toronto, ON; also five grandchildren Kristopher, Michael, Allisson, James and Katherine. Arrangements in the care of Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre (306) 955-1600
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Apr. 20, 2013