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Margaret Erskine Bursary Fund (2-002)

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.  Miss Erskine returned to Vancouver and began an association with Vancouver General Hospital that was to last many years.

Miss Erskine fell in love with Mission and built her retirement home here in 1972.  She enjoyed children in her neighborhood, had a good listening ear and helped them with odd jobs for pocket money.

This fund was established in December 1988 as a Bursary fund for students pursuing any field of study.

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