Margaret Erskine Bursary Fund
Margaret’s wish to give Bursaries to the students of Mission resulted in her making a bequest in her will that helped to establish the Mission (Community) Foundation in 1986.
Margaret Erskine (1913 – 1985) was an only child, born to older parents. She attended Crofton House School for Girls in Vancouver, graduating at age fifteen. Although schooling came easily, she sincerely believed every child should be educated to the fullest. She graduated from U.B.C. with a B.Sc. degree and completed her Masters in Bacteriology at Northwestern University in Chicago. Until her retirement in 1973, Miss Erskine was the Superintendent of Laboratory Technologies in British Columbia.
Prior to her death in 1985, at age 72, Margaret resided in Mission for 12 years and during this period she served for a short time as Registrar of Birth, Deaths and Marriages.
Miss Erskine’s generous gift is the result of her lifelong support of young people, and her firm belief in the value of higher education. It also was the catalyst for the birth of Mission Community Foundation.
This fund was established in December 1987 as a Bursary fund for students pursuing any field of study.
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