Vivian Alta Taylor was born to Paul and Alta Taylor at Berwick, Nova Scotia on July 31, 1951 and was the fourth of 10 children. She passed away at Castor, Alberta November 16, 2012. She was 61 years old.
The family moved to Elmsdale, Nova Scotia in 1960 where Vivian attended school. Vivian was a cheerleader for various high school sports teams. She was tall and skinny and got the nickname “Wiggy” as there was a model at this same time named “Twiggy”. Vivian was also part of the Girl Guides when she was younger.
Vivian worked at Stanfield’s, sewing together underwear. The more pieces she could sew the more money she made! Later she became the manager of IG Tax and Tax 2000. Vivian raised and was “mom” to six children from two previous marriages.
Vivian moved to Coronation where her brother Clayton was at that time. She waitressed and was also the produce manager at one of the local grocery stores.
Vivian enjoyed fishing, all sorts of crafts and later was an avid quilter with neighbour Carol Thomas. Vivian definitely had a passion for cooking and after Vivian met Ralph she moved out to “The Farm” north east of Castor where many friends and neighbours enjoyed anything from chocolate making to the traditional “back home” seafood.
Vivian had a rough life and her family and friends were very special to her. She also knew that God loved her. It meant so much to Vivian to have people praying for her and her family.
Vivian is survived by her loving and faithful partner Ralph Blume; children Frankie (Christa), Johnny, Michelle, Robbie, Ricki and Margaret-Ann; grandchildren Ashley, Lucas, Brianna; brothers Roger, Myles (Darlene), Paul (Debbie), Glenn (Allison); sisters Paulette (Clarence) Duffney, Carolin Hall, Crystal (Tim) Beal; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many dear friends. She is predeceased by her parents Paul and Alta; brother Clayton; brother-in-law Garnet Hall and grandson Bret Brimicombe.
To commemorate Vivian’s life a funeral service was held on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Evangelical Missionary Church, Castor, AB with Pastor Grant Sikstrom officiating. The congregational hymns were “In The Garden” and “The Old Rugged Cross” accompanied by Nadine Wideman. Touching words were shared by Rhonda Steinwand. A tribute was given by Ralph’s sister, Joanne Wetter. Special music “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” was by Rosa Weber. Honour Guard was The Castor Legion, Branch 119. Active pallbearers were Maynard Wideman, Marlin Marshall, Ian Suntjens, Ewald Steinwand, Jim Johnson and Kevin Wetter. Lunch was prepared and served by the Evangelical Missionary Church Women’s Ministries. Memorial donations may be made to the Castor Legion Cemetery, Box 22, Castor, AB, T0C 0X0, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Ave. Edmonton, AB, T6G 1Z2, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. You may send your condolences by email@example.com Heather Caseley of Coronation Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 1-888-578-2928 “Knowledge, Experience And Professionalism With A Personal Touch”