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TAGGART -- Reginald Andrew, passed away peacefully during the early hours of April 24th, 1994 at the age of 89 years. Born in Killeen Belfast, Ireland, December 31st, 1904. Son of James Taggart and Florence (nee BULLOCK). Moved to Canada in 1922 and joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1926 (Regimental No. 10303). An early pioneer in the North West Territories, was selected for R.C.M.P. Northern service in 1928, patrolled by dog sled for 81 days over 1700 miles between Dundas Harbour to Boche Peninsula for Canadian Sovereignty of the Northern Islands. The remaining part of his career was in Ottawa, until retiring in 1957. The family moved to B.C. in 1957. He joined the Royal Canadian Corp. of Commissionaires in 1964. He finally retired for a second time in 1984. He is survived by brother John; wife Beth; daughter Alice and sons Bill, John, Jim and Peter. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 2 p.m. at Lady of the Rosary Parish, 798 Goldstream Ave., Langford, B.C. with Msgr. Michael O'Connell celebrant. This service is to be followed by an afternoon tea in the British Centre. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations if so desired may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 1, 947 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. V8V 3K3 or to charity of one's choice. Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Staff of E.C.U. of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital.