D. Maureen Clark (Martin) nee Taylor
Born in Nanaimo April 7, 1934
Passed away May 1 2008
Survived by her husband Norman W. Clark; his daughter Dorothy Brown (Jim); & son Donald Clark (Norma). Maureen’s sons Canadian Navy Personnel Lt. Chris Martin (Pauline); CPO2 Mark Martin (Dawn); Don Martin (Mary); daughters Diana Austin (Jim); Valerie Sorensen (Neil); 16 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. Her sister Shirley Strong (Marven) and her brother David Tayelor.
Maureen lived her whole life in Nanaimo; attended all her schooling here. She was always outgoing, taking part in the 24th of May Parades; very involved with the Navy League of Canada Cadets; sail pasts etc. Her first job was with the Bank of Montreal; her second was looking after her triplet boys when they were born. Soon followed by their 2 sisters. A “Full House”.
Maureen was always family oriented; often spending time camping or staying with Mom & Dad Tayelor in Esquimalt; when there were often 10 children bunked down in the “dorm”. Often catering dinners for parties; She was an expert cake decorator and was much in demand.
Widowed in June 1986 of Donald Martin; Maureen soon found many friends when she joined Miriam Rebekah Lodge #3, in November 1988. She was an active member, catering; organizing sales & taking part in the meetings; going through the chairs to the position of District Deputy President for B.C. in the Nanaimo Lodge.
It was through the Lodge that Maureen met Norman (Knobby) Clark. After working on several committees and the passing of a few years they “connected” and in October 2002, they were married and set up house in a lovely new home.
Maureen’s illness was short and she will be sadly missed by family & friends. NO flowers by request. Donations in Maureen’s name may be made to Miriam Rebekah Lodge #3.
Special thanks to the NRGH – ICU Staff for their committed care.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Saturday, May 17th at 11 am. Tea to follow in the Church Hall.