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ST. JOHN HARRY CARNE TAYLOR (published on January 07, 2010)

ST. JOHN HARRY CARNE TAYLOR July 21, 1919 - January 5, 2010 Harry is survived by his loving wife Marie and three children from his first marriage; Sally Prystanski; Geoffrey (Nancy); Vernon; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother Noel in England. Harry was predeceased by his parents, brothers John and Max, and daughter-in-law Susan (Vernon). Harry was born in Finchley, England, and educated at Eagle House, Sandhurst, and Cranbrook, Kent. He enlisted in the Territorial Army, County of London Yeomanry, and served in the 22nd Armoured Brigade, then from 1941 to 1945 served with the 8th Army in Egypt, Algiers and Italy. After the war, Harry worked as an Industrial Engineer in Morden, Surrey; in 1954, he immigrated to Toronto, and worked in Research and Planning, The Manufacturers Insurance Company; in 1963 he moved to Winnipeg, and worked as Director of Organization and Methods, Government of Manitoba, where he introduced computers. He retired in 1983 as Director of Administrative Policy. Harry served as President, Manitoba United Nations Association; seconded for two years as a Technical Assistance Expert in East Africa to the United Nations; President, and later National Director, Association for Systems Management; Vice-President, Computer Society of Canada (later known as Information Processing Society); and board member of both the Winnipeg and National Institute of Public Administration. When living in River Heights, he was a Cub Leader and Scout Master. Harry was a member of The Canadian Legion, Fort Rouge Branch, where he had many friends. During the first 15 years of his 1968 marriage to Marie, they thoroughly enjoyed travel to business conferences and vacation spots throughout Canada, USA, and overseas. When they both retired, their lives became even more intertwined and they were rarely apart, enjoying the benefits of an unstructured retirement. Harry was very proud of the accomplishments of his children and their families, and very much enjoyed the extended family that he had become a part of through Marie. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Parish, 510 River Avenue. In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, donations in Harry's memory to Diabetes Foundation of Manitoba or Arthritis Society would be appreciated. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C OX4 783-7211 Condolences may be sent to

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