Ivy Tauber was born in Birmingham, England, on March 31, 1924, the eldest of three children to William and Ethel Thornton. Entering her teenage years at the outbreak of WWII, she joined the army and spent the ensuing years working at the British war office, stationed in both London and Brighton. Following the war, she emigrated to Canada, where she met and married Arthur Tauber at Hope, B.C. In 1949, the couple moved to a remote logging camp (Juskatla) on the Queen Charlotte Islands, only to be greeted less than 5 months later by the strongest recorded earthquake in Canada since 1700 (8.1 on the Richter scale). The couple hung in there, and went on to purchase the local MacMillan Bloedel “Commissary” at Juskatla, and also a grocery store on Texada Island. Ivy became the local Post Master at Juskatla, and held that position for the next 20 years. In 1985, the family purchased the Big Country Campground at 112 Mile, and operated it as a K.O.A. for the next 20 years. Ivy was a quiet, dignified woman, who always put her family and friends first. She loved dealing with the public, and although the enjoyment of her later years was compromised due to health problems, she never let them rule her life. She loved to travel, and took numerous cruises out of California to Mexico, Hawaii and Central America. She always looked forward to attending the many local Masonic dinners and socials. She was called home on May 17, 2006 after a brief stay in the Kamloops Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband in 1999, and her sister and brother in 1994 and 1995 respectively. She is survived by her three children: Juanita, Bill and John, four grandchildren and one great grand child.
Thanks Mom… for always being there for me. A great mother and a great friend. I miss you dearly. ~ John