Jill Shermaine Marie (MacDonald) Taylor

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Jill Shermaine Marie (MacDonald) Taylor of Hay River, NWT on Oct 31, 2017, at the age of 52.

As the only girl in the MacDonald clan, Jill was the heart of her active family in Port Hawkesbury, NS. Growing up with four brothers and surrounded by a large extended family, she developed a love of family and community that would carry her through her life.

Jill graduated from Acadia University with her BA (‘86) and BEd (‘88). While studying at Acadia she met Mark Taylor who became the love of her life. As newlyweds, she and Mark left the East for new adventures in Canada’s North.

Together, Jill and Mark embraced life in the North. They raised and raced dogsled teams and immersed themselves in the culture, creating long-lasting friendships in the communities in which they lived. Throughout her northern teaching career, Jill worked in Cambridge Bay, Norman Wells, and Hay River. She taught classes ranging from grade-3 to high school, was a Vice Principal and Principal, and eventually traveled throughout the Territories as an Inclusive Education Program Coordinator for the SSDEC school board.

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